09:45 pm. Gianna. "I want to eat something."
Time is no obstacle when it comes to having something to eat. Well at least for Gianna that is. As late as the night gets there is always that possibility that we might just drop everything we are doing and go for a late snack. Just so happens that one of the best Thai places in Sydney happens to be open at the very convenient hour of 3am. Yes. 3am.
For those drunk enough or silly enough to be out until the early hours of the morning and for some strange reason or another have a penchant for late night Thai, then Chat Thai is your salvation.
Chat Thai without doubt is my standout favourite among all Thai restaurants. There is just so so much good food available. Come in after 10pm and you get the best dishes ever, try get in when supper changeover takes place and get the full dinner menu, as well as the supper dessert dishes that start at 10pm
Like all Thai restaurants Chat Thai has the standard fare of dishes but some like the Pad Thai are hands down the best in Sydney. The Pad Thai is my favourite - beautiful presentation, fresh and full of flavour. Very light and simple you simply can't go wrong.
During our last encounter we tried the Soft Shell Crab Curry which looked amazing and tasted just as good. Once again very fresh and flavourful albeit very spicy. We also tried the Emerald Duck and Crispy Pork Belly with Chinese greens. The Emerald duck is a stir fry of BBQ duck with five spice and greens - delicious and hearty. There is a generous serving of this juicy bbq duck - quack indeed.
I always enjoy having greens with Asian dishes because of the solid feel they add to a dish. Or maybe I just like the colour green in my food. Our next dish was the Kana Moogrob which is chinese broccoli stir fried with crispy pork belly.
Best part of the night though would have to be smashing down a Lodt Shong. A coconut milk drink flavoured with pandan flavoured jellies and Jackfruit. Be warned that it doesn't go down to well after a big night of drinking seeing as though it is milky and all. But I highly recommend for all to try.