restaurants we like
Ploy Thai Petersham - we eat here so often, and usually with so few fellow diners, that we tend to think of it as our personal dining room. A Chara and Tony (or Roy, as we’ve come to know him), the charming owners, serve up incredibly good, fresh, authentic Thai food for a sixpence. They also home deliver, but best to eat in. See eatability reviews & address details here.
The Sultan’s Table, Enmore - fantastic fresh, cheap Turkish food. Great waiters who will advise you on best combinations, sizes and portions.
Song Fang Khong
Song Fang Khong in Fairfield is my new favourite place in the world – only been once, last week, but will return asap. Lao food, so we’re talking divine spicy papaya salad, incredible dried beef, the most amazing pork sausage, other salady goodnesses of many kinds with that delicious sticky rice – best to eat all with your hands. Lord, it’s good. And such friendly staff, and I believe our meal cost a grand sum of eight bucks a person. Unbelievable.
Went to Bistrode in Surry Hills for the first time a week or two ago, midweek, just Senor and me. Just the kind of neighbourhood restaurant I love – small, candle-lit, great food, BYO (early in the week anyway), great service. If I had the dough I’d eat here a lot more.