Before college, Thai food was rarely a thing that I went for. It's one of those cuisines I enjoy but don't really make for myself for some reason, so going out for Thai is always a treat! When in Sydney, I decided that I just had to go for Asian food, since it seems to be much better than what I can find in Brisbane, so we decided on Chat Thai, a popular chain restaurant.
The ambience is casual trendy, with a touch of Thai decor here and there. Their utensils, cups, etc. were Thai-styled, which I think is actually pretty cute. We were seated a bit closely to the tables next to us, which is my only complaint...
We weren't too hungry and the dishes are fairly large, so we got a noodle dish (pad si-ew), a meat dish, and sticky rice. It was already a lot of food! The pad si-ew noodles were really tasty - a bit on the salty side, but really delicious, with generous chunks of cha siu (add-on) and Chinese kale. The noodles were also a bit too oily for my taste, but they were nevertheless a win. The gai todt, which was a crisp fried coconut milk marinated chicken with smoked chili relish (13), was a bit overfried. I didn't fancy the dark, almost burnt looking chicken, but the flavor made up for it! I loved the fried garlic flake garnish on top, and the sauce was also pretty good, although I think I even liked the meat alone.
The service wasn't too bad for a really busy lunch, and the food was also satisfying. Not a bad place for anyone in want of an inexpensive Thai.
Chat Thai (Website)
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500 George St. Shop 5
Sydney CBD, NSW 2000
#: (02) 9283-5789