New South Head Road on the east side of Rose Bay, near Percival Park.PROFILED BY DE GROOTS MEDIA
There’s nothing quite like discovering a little local gem, a culinary mainstay that will be there to feed you dawn to dusk, whether just off the beach or returning home late from work. Best Thai is a treasured nook of Rose Bay locals who come for the no-fuss service and fast fare. A hop, skip and jump away from the curved sands of the bay, pop in for lunch or dinner any day of the week and you’ll be rewarded with generous Thai portions at low prices. The fresh flavours of Thai cuisine form a vibrant, colourful mix to tempt the tastebuds. Echoing the laidback atmosphere of an authentic Thai eatery, the restaurant’s simple setting is adorned with colourful trinkets and ornaments.
The small, open kitchen allows diners to inhale their meals before they see them, with pots bubbling away full of spicy curries and vegies dancing in the woks. Begin with the delightfully fluffy vegetable curry puffs and chilli sauce, before moving on to a selection from the delicious soups, stir-fries and curries on offer. Panang curry is a deliciously spicy dish, topped with crushed peanuts and ribbons of aromatic lime leaves. Duck makes culinary allies of herbs and lime juice in the kitchen’s tasty duck salad – the perfect option for a light summer meal. Herbs and spices direct from Thailand and delivered to the table add an authentic kick to the meals, and the Thai chefs are happy to adjust dishes to your preferred level of spice. Dine in, take it home or have it delivered – either way, Best Thai is there to serve all day, every day. Just remember to bring along a few bob in the wallet, as the restaurant is cash only.