19th November – Lunch
It’s pretty hard to find bad Thai food in Sydney! It seems every suburb these days has at least one Thai hotspot, often complete with sweet cheap lunch deals and a whole lot of spice.
Thai On Wok on Glebe Point Road is a typical small Thai restaurant, open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week. But what really sets it apart from its competitors is the unbelievable freshness of its ingredients – you can really taste the difference from the very first bite.
With a very reasonable lunch deal of $9 for the majority of their menu, Thai On Wok isn’t the place for a quiet sit-down meal, as there is limited seating crammed pretty close together, squeezed in around with their open style kitchen. In saying this, the quality of food served up in this small space is impeccable!
We decided on Pad See Ew with chicken with an added little bit of chilli and Peanut Sauce with beef and rice. The meals came out with impressive speed and there was a good balance between meat and vegetables in both dishes. Each was packed with a punch of flavours – both with rich and tasty fresh sauces. The only downfall was the huge amount of fresh chilli scattered throughout the Pad See Ew despite asking for just a small amount. Generally chilli is not a problem for us but be warned: any request for chilli in any Thai place is a full-on commitment!
If sitting in a jam-packed noisy space isn’t your cup of tea, try to score a seat outside or follow the lead of the locals and opt for takeaway.
Serving size is generous, especially for lunch under $10 and along with a huge variety on the menu, Thai On Wok is definitely one foodie joint in Glebe that you want to check out.