June 22, 2015

Khao Soi, Chat Thai

Khao Soi - Egg noddles and braised chicken in a northern region coconut curry

Khao mok gai - Chicken and rice braised in tumeric and five spice with green chilli and garlic sauce
Blended juices - Lychee and Lime.

  • Khao soi (egg noodles and braised chicken in northern region coconut curry), $12.50, number 9 on the top 100 Sydney dishes to die for list (The Sunday Telegraph, Dec 14).
It has been six months since I set myself the challenge to eat as many dishes as I could from the Top 100 Sydney dishes to die for list.

Sadly I haven't tried as many as I would have liked to, but to date have enjoyed them all, particularly the dishes I wouldn't have previously considered, such as Chat Thai's Khao Soi, noodles and braised chicken in a coconut curry.

Making number nine on the list, I was a little nervous as I ordered it for lunch a few weeks ago. Would it be too spicy? Was it going to be messy to eat? Were a couple of the thoughts running thru my head as I waited for it to arrive.

Arriving in a bowl with a serve of lime and dish of smoked chilli oil, visually it looked appealing. With plump juicy chicken pieces, egg noodles, herbs and crisp onion chips sitting in a coconut curry soup I was looking forward to getting it into my belly.

Adding a tad  too much chilli oil turned up the heat of the dish, however addictive as it was I couldn't put my chopsticks and spoon down till it was all gone.

Overall it was a good, tasty, casual lunch dish, and at the reasonable price of $12.50 I can see why it made the top ten!

Chat Thai
Level 6, Westfield Sydney
188 Pitt St
Sydney NSW 02 9221 0600

June 1, 2015

The May wrap up

Goodbye May, hello cold, wintery June! New to the blog is my monthly wrap up where I share my favourite snaps and highlights of the month.

Favourite outfit
Worn to a wedding earlier in the month, a dress purchased from Sheike earlier this year, a navy crop jacket recently purchased from Forever New, a Mimco bracelet, my favourite pair of Jimmy Choo heels and a clutch  from Betts.

Jamie's Trattoria
Checking out Jamie's Trattoria, which recently opened in Parramatta. On the way to work I couldn't resist a coffee and a pastry!

Mothers Day
My second mothers day, enjoying the simple things in life, watching Gabby play.

A post I took of the April edition of Donna Hay magazine appearing in the May edition. The image I took appears on the iphone screen.

 Home cooking
A cold Saturday night, beef, vegetables and gravy = the perfect roast dinner!
Out and about
A lone bubble floating through the air in Sydney's Hyde Park.
The biggest highlight of all
Gabby who has only recently started walking on her own, taking a few steps in Hyde Park.