I'm pretty sure lots of Sydneysiders might ever experience Thai cuisine whether it is renown delicacy like Pad Thai, Green curry or even Massamun curry, etc. But how many people would really know that in fact Thai cuisine is ultimately diverse throughout the region in term of flavour, style of cooking and ingredients used for some local dishes.
Most of Thai restaurants in Sydney often and are heavily influenced by the way Thais dine on their daily routine such as street food and even home cook style. I'll give you some example such as Chat Thai, Home and ThainaTown restaurants. Perhaps, it s not too wrong to say that majority of the menus used in the Thai restaurant is a "Bangkok menu" and sometimes "Esan menu" (North East Thai).
New comer (It has been running for few months by the time I post this blog, I know I'm a bit slack) Caysorn is one of a few Thai restaurant in Sydney trying to break through the ceiling and offering the uniquely Southern Thai cuisine which renown for its spiciness, marinated and local ingredient such as Sator (Stink Bean or in Indonesian we called it Pete) and Kapi - Shrimp Paste (Terasi or more famous it's called Belacan)
Our friends introduced us this restaurant and today we decided to give it a go. We went there for lunch on the weekday and restaurant was not too busy. Their menus is loaded with Southern Thai delicacies and if you wanna come here just to grab some fast serve of those ordinary Thai dishes like Pad Thai or Tom Yum. Well sad to say that then this is not probably the place for you. No offend though !!
Alrite enough said .. Let's see what we got for our lunch... Octie Appetie guys...
Unlimited complimentary vegetables as your accompanion to go with Caysorn's signature dish Kanoom Jeen. Apparently, these companions are good in reducing the spiciness when you got your tounge burnt from chilli.
|Khanom Jeen Gaeng Gai $5.00 - Chicken curry with Thai rice noodle|
|Pad Gapi Sator $14.50|
Sator.. It's a type of bean that has a really strong smell more likely to the stinky side and flavour as well so it's the thing that people would like it or would not even be close to it at all. Pad Gapi Sator represent a truly Southern-Thai dishes. I have seen lots of these aromatic ingredient in Indonesian and Malaysian cooking as they provide exotic and fragrant flavour to the dish.
|Had Yai Fried Chicken $6.90|
|Kao Klook Kapi $10.50|
|Pannacotta with Berry Coulis|
|Cha Nom (Thai Milk Tea)|
|Khanom Pang Sangkhaya (Thai Style Bread and Pandan Custard)|
Overall, we were pretty happy with the restaurant and their dishes even there were some that let them down. Booking is not essential for lunch but you'll never know. The food taste very authentic and well presented. Make sure you try their Khao Klook Kapi and Cha nom (thai milk tea) for drink. Perfect combination for a quick lunch.
Thank you for reading and hope you all enjoy this review.
Shop 106-108A, Level 18 Corner Thomas & Quay St.
Haymarket NSW 2000
Ph: (02) 9211 5749
Open 7 Days 11am-10pm