Sunday, 8 November 2009

Tongue Thaied!

University has got me tied down, 100%. I seriously cannot wait to be on holidays - a friend and I are spending 6 days up in Brisbane! In other news, I've only been up to eating lately as compensation for not going out and such. Two weeks ago (?) we went to Marrickville to watch my cousin's band play at The Factory Theatre. We got there considerably early (& hungry) so we walked around to find food. My (good) eye saw this tiny place called Tongue Thaied. It was a little humble restaurant, and their little staff of two welcomed us well. I must say, I did not expect it to have great, or even good food, to say the least. I don't know why, but it just gave me that vibe (or maybe, I'm just highly biased cos I'm a huge fan of Deli's Thai in Glebe). The name was absolutely smart though, short, easy to remember and best of all, funny.

I decided to get out of my comfort zone and tried their Pad Kee Mao. It took me by surprise. It was a faaaaaaantastic dish, that's spicy and nutty and just bursting with flavour. I loved the flat rice noodles; they were cooked al dente. The basil and the chili really locked it all in.

I actually Googled Pad Kee Mao and in English it means Drunken noodles! The name makes it all the more awesome.

We also ordered a plate of money bags, which is our staple starter whenever we have thai.

Meanwhile my aunt got a plate of Pad Thai, which she thought was a safe choice, but turned out to be quite disappointing. I had half of it and I thought it was an all right dish, however, it was too sweet and I just didn't get the usual flavours I'd expect from a Pad Thai maybe because the sweetness overpowered it.

See the excitement on her face before she tasted it? Lol...

Overall, I'd give it a 3.5/5 for great taste, good price (it's about $15/dish) and good serving size. Maybe if I had other dishes to taste I would've been able to say something more, but, I'll leave that up to the next time that I come and get my Toungue Thaied ;-)