@Bangkok Thai Restaurant, Capitol Square Haymarket

www.capitolsquare.com.au/html/bangkok_restaurant.html

Ratings
Food: 8/10
Atmosphere: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Value: 7/10

Average Price
Entrée: $8 – $10
Main: $15 – $25
Dessert: $7 – $10
Degustation: N/A
Corkage: $5 p/p
Cakeage: Free

Others
Ease of finding a car park: Hard
Ease of finding the restaurant: Easy
Brightness of restaurant: Bright
Noise Level: Noisy
Waiting time for foods: 15 mins
Booking time require: 2 Days – walk in
Child friendly/High Chair: No

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Our anniversary feast continued, non stop eating and eating. Being on a Friday on the actual anniversary day, we want something quick and nice. So we went to Capitol Square which is just located not too far from Central Station. We had few options to choose from there like MillioRe Korean, Yumei Japanese etc. Being a Thai food lover, I picked @BangKok and we were given a table straight away without a reservation (Time was 6.30pm on a Friday evening)

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The décor of the place was really nice and had an authentic Thai feel to it. Waitress was attentive and friendly. We ordered 3 dishes and felt absolutely stuffed.

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Khao Pod Tod – Thai Style garlic & pepper corn fritter served with sweet chilli sauce, $7.90

On the entrée page in the menu, the background was this yummy looking deep fried corn fritters picture. Since I am such a corn lover, I want to give this a try. Apparently, after some research, Khao Pod Tod is one of the most popular snacks in Thailand. It is a variation on the popular Thai fish cakes but instead, substitute with corn kernels instead of fish. First bite was OMG, so crunchy and the corn is not those frozen type. There is nothing more exciting than having the sweet juice of corn exploding in your mouth with every bite of the corn fritters. Because it was so damn hot and crunchy, the top of the roof of my mouth got burnt a little bit it was worth it…

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Phad Pled Ped Yod Ma Prow – BBQ duck and heart of coconut stir-fried in aromatic curry paste with Thai egg plant, hot basil and banana chilli, $16.90

The BBQ duck curry was most definitely a winner on the table. Every mouthful was bursting with fragrance, flavour and fire. Both JC and I were looking at each other guzzled down water to put the fire out in our mouths. The young coconut meat was very tender that I initially thought it was bamboo. You will love this dish if you are a spicy lover!

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Pad Thai – Stir fried thin rice noodle with your choice of meat (we choose beef), bean sprout, egg, garlic chives, and garnished with grounded peanut & dry shrimp, $13.90

The Pad Thai arrived nice and hot, I was pretty happy with the serving size. However, it was lacking a bit chilli flavour so I requested to have some chilli powder on the side. Lucky I only drizzle a little because it caught my tongue on fire. The beef pieces were also a bit dry and chewy, it would be better if we have ordered chicken or prawn instead. Overall, it was not bad. Noodles were soft and delicately flavoured with a squeeze of lime on it.

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Conclusion: this is an alternative option when the popular Chat Thai across the road is full, good atmosphere and authentic Thai food you are going to get here. The seating can be a little uncomfortable if you are sitting in the middle of the restaurant where the seats are cushiony-box stools with low table. The dining table is a bit small and you will be given a High Tea style 3- tier tray to put your plates on.

Address:

Capitol Square Building, Shop G11 730 – 742 George Street, Haymarket  
opening hrs: Mon – Sun: 11:30 to 16:30, 17:30 to 00:00 
Ph:+612-9211-5232
Web: www.capitolsquare.com.au/html/bangkok_restaurant.html

Getting There:

Parking: Liverpool St or Kent St 
By Train: Central Station  
By Bus:

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Map picture

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. JC
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 04:37:20

    The duck curry is definately a dish that requires a fire extinguisher near by, full of flavour but boy baby its spicy

    Reply

  2. KG
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 04:46:49

    Eaten here twice and the food was really tasty.. and they understand the meaning of HOT if you want chilli! Good recommendation OB.

    Reply

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