Jolly holiday

——-13/08/2011——-

Despite a shaky start in Sydney, I still thoroughly enjoyed Mary Poppins the musical which is now showing at the Capitol theatre. My lovely friends had bought me a ticket for my birthday and because this production is finishing up in Dec, I wanted to go sooner rather than later. So if you want to catch this magical show with very clever designed sets and a talented cast singing catchy songs and doing unbelievable dancing numbers, I believe you should get straight to it! Spit spot!

So we come out of the theatre around 11pm after getting our parking validated and ‘chat thai‘ (a restaurant that I’ve wanted to go to for a long time but never had the patience to stand in a line) still  had a line out the front!

Into the Capitol square food area we went, where business was still roaring with trade that you wouldn’t think it was in the middle of the night. @Bangkok looked promising- busy, smelled amazing and who doesn’t love Thai food?

We were tired and hungry and even though we were getting seated around 11:15pm we still got told that we only had 40 minutes to eat and go as they had bookings after us! I’ll let this one slide I thought, it’s noisy, dark and we only had 40 minutes to eat and go! But after eating such delicious food, I’m now suffering from blogger’s remorse that we didn’t take any photos (besides the roti).

Roti with egg and onion

What we actually ate:

Appetisers:

Poh Pea Toddeep fried spring roll (vermicelli and vegetable)

Wok dishes:

Kha Naa Moo GrobStir fried crispy pork belly with chinese broccoli (they have pictures on their website). OMG! So delicious and crispy!

Phad Phed Ped Yod Ma ProwBBQ duck and heart of coconut stir-fried in aromatic curry paste with Thai egg plant, hot basil and banana chilli. If you like your chilli this one is for you! Would have enjoyed it more if I wasn’t getting rushed out and had time to have it with rice. The duck was delicious though.

Rice and Noodle:

Khao Pad Pufried rice with crab meat, shallot and onion. Seemed simple, lots of flavour and finished every grain of rice.

Roti– so many savoury and sweet options with roti drizzled with condensed milk. (they have pictures on their website). We chose the egg and onion which was nice but I would have loved to have tried the one stuffed with beef mince and herbs.

What I wish I could have tried: Well there are lots of things! But I’ll narrow it down to 3 dishes.

1). The table next to us had ordered ‘Khao Ob Sab Pa Rodfried rice cooked with curry powder, carrot, onion and cashew nut served in a whole pineapple shell (they have pictures on their website)’. It looked amazing!

2). More noodles- everyone uses Pad Thai as a measuring stick for how good the Thai food is right?

3). Som Tum Moo Grob- Papaya salad served with crispy pork belly. Makes me hungry just typing it!

Venue: @Bangkok

Address: G 11 Atrium Street Level, Capitol Square, 730-742 George St, Sydney

Phone: (02) 9211 5232

Website: www.atbangkok.com.au


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