Korn, Crows Nest

I think this little thai restaurant is quite new and nestled amongst all the outer restaurants along Willoughby Road in Crows Nest. Service was really quick (some of the food too pre-prepared) which was good for a quick dinner before a long and silly karaoke session in the city!



Thai milk tea ($4.50)


Satay chicken 6pcs ($5.90)


Deep fried taro ($5.90)


 Mussaman duck ($18.90)


Mango sticky rice

The Food Zoo experience: I would recommend the thai milk tea (one of my favourite drinks). Although there wasn’t enough ice to make it icy cold – but at the same time, it meant that you didn’t finish your drink in two sips leaving a cup of ice behind. I found the massaman duck a bit expensive given there were only a few pieces of duck in the dish and couldn’t taste anything in the fried taro except for sweet chilli sauce. The satay chicken was well served and the mango sticky rice (the price escapes me). I think I would go back to this place for my favourites and maybe give a chance to the other items on the menu!

Korn Thai

128 WIlloughby Road,
Crows Nest, NSW 2065

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Chat Thai Westfield, Sydney


Fresh coconut juice ($5.00)


Lod Shong Singapore – coconut milk with silky pandan dumplings ($4.50)


Kana Mhu Grob – Kale and pork ($15.00)


Red curry duck ($20.00)


Padt Char – “Fish Dumplings” ($18.00)


Khao nieaw kloy – Sweet thin wafers filled with meringue and threads of candied egg yolk ($4.00)


Khao nieaw sangkaya – Sticky rice with coconut custard ($8.00)

The Food Zoo experience: There always seems to be a huge queue at Chat Thai and this night was no exception. Except, I didn’t really understand why there was always such a long queue. I can understand Mamak where you wait 45 mins for a table but the food is cheap and delicious. Clearly not the case at Chat Thai. The meal was expensive for the food we ordered: the Padt Char – basically stir fried fish balls which was still cold in the centre even though it was the last dish to arrive – along with the dessert. The only thing I would go back for would be the dessert – finished the entire sticky rice dish by myself!

Chat Thai

Level 6, Westfield Sydney
188 Pitt St Mall
Sydney, NSW 2000

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Cozy Thai, Wahroonga


Lately The Mister and I have been looking for places near our homes for some tasty and inexpensive eats. While browsing one of my many food apps on the iPhone, we came across Cozy Thai and decided to give it a go.

It has been so long since I’ve eaten here, but I mainly wanted to post the yummy dessert photos :)

Vegetable spring rolls, $6.90 + Fish cakes, $7.90

 So Healthy, $13.90

Stir fried five colours medley of vegetables, tofu, cashew nuts, shiitake mushroom and oyster sauce.

null Crispy soft shell crab chilli, salt and pepper, $18.90

null Kaffir lime pork, $15.90

Stir fried batter marinated pork with chilli, garlic and kaffir lime leaves. This is the local favourite. You look around and see that most all the tables have ordered this dish, and it is for good reason. The sauce has a slight sweetness to it, but not as strong as the tamarind and slightly softens the fried batter so that it better suits the texture of the pork underneath.

 Tamarind Duck, $17.90

Roasted duck in sweet tamarind sauce topped with dried red onion, served with steamed healthy vegetables.

null Tamarind tofu, $12.90

Most of the main dishes are typical of your Thai restaurants and were, really, nothing out of the ordinary… the desserts, however, I loved.

AWESOME dessert menu! …although I did notice they only had one in the whole restaurant. Lucky we didn’t have to fit anyone for the dessert menu, because heads would’ve rolled; no one gets in the way of me and my dessert.

Deep fried ice-cream, $6.90

I actually liked this deep fried ice cream. Usually I find them covered with too much coconut, but the outer layer was crisp and not overwhelmed with coconut bits.

Mixed berries crepe, $7.90

The chefs signature dish. French style crepes filled with a rich velvety cream and selection of berries topped with vanilla ice cream and cream. I expected this to be a little colder than it was; the berries were room temperature, not that I’m complaining. It was light, and I loved how sour the berries were. I wish I’d ordered it so I could have had more :(

Chocolate spring rolls, $7.90

Best dish of the night, hands down. Warm, tasty, melty chocolate in a crunchy wrapping allllll for myself.

Considering the fact that I am currently unemployed, this did not really match the “cheap” criteria we were looking for but it is convenient, has its own parking right out front and a bottle shop next door there really isn’t much else to say no to, especially if you just want to pop out for a quick dinner… I mean, you can only have pizza so many nights in a row.

Cozy Thai
U1/46 Hampden Ave
Wahroonga, 2076
T: (02) 9489 1120
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Red Spoon, Castlehill

So finally I’ve tackled that audit assignment and have finally had some time to update…  The boy  has recently been obsessed with Thai Food! So one afternoon, we decided to go to Castle Towers and guess what cuisine we chose to have?


Steamed Thai Jasmine Rice with Peanut Sauce ($4.50)

Loved this dish! it’s presented really nicely but then I already had satay sauce with the satay chicken skewers (below) so maybe I should have ordered a pad thai or some other noodles instead. The sauce was alright but had quite substantial chunks of peanuts in it whereas I usually prefer mine a bit more smooth yet thick…

Petite Chicken Satay – 8 Skewers ($6.90)

Petite indeed! I have never seen chicken skewers so tiny! But I thought it was cute! Bite sized skewers of marinated chicken breast char-grilled served with homemade peanut sauce and a cucumber relish. I loved how they provided two sauces to mix it up… One thick and heavy.. the other light and tangy

Red Spoon Stuffed Squid ($21.90)

Fried squid stuffed with marinated minced chicken and vermicelli, garlic, fungi and the Red Spoon’s special sauce. Minced chicken? I couldn’t tell? Maybe because of the overpowering crispy texture of that GIGANTIC squid! I guess it’s one of their specials for a reason =)

Crispy soft shell crab with papaya salad ($10.90)

This dish is a combination of shredded green papaya with lime juice, roasted peanuts, green beans and tomatoes served with soft battered deep fried soft shell crab. The salad had a nice tangy chilli sauce and I just couldn’t stop eating it! By the end of the meal my lips were burning but it was definately well worth it!

So that’s the end of this entry. Keep tuned as I try to clear out a backlog!

Red Spoon Thai
Castle Towers
6-14 Castle St
Castle Hill 2154 NSW
T: (02) 9899 5669