Sydney, New South Wales

The team behind Spice I Am is back, this time bringing a bit of heat to Elizabeth Street in Surry Hills with new restaurant, House. Prepare your tastebuds for a sizzling as they experience the virtues of north-east Thai street food.

202 Elizabeth Street
Surry Hills
Tel: +61 2 9280 0364
Asian, Thai
Price Range:
$$$$ ~ $$$$
$$$$ = Mains under $20
$$$$ = Mains $20 - $30
$$$$ = Mains $30 - $40
$$$$ = Mains over $40
Fully Licensed (no BYO)
The gang behind Spice I Am is back and on a mission to introduce Sydney palates to new Thai flavours scorching a few tongues in the process. The focus of the new venture, House, is the cuisine of Isaan – a region in the north-east of Thailand. So when you come for lunch or dinner, you need to forget everything you think you know about Thai cuisine – the menu will not have green, red or Penang curries, pad Thai, curry puffs or stir-fries. Instead expect fantastic house-made sauces, fermented and pickled nosh and chilli. It is a new experience and quite an adventure – although familiarity still exists in flavours like galangal, coriander, lemongrass and other typically-Thai ingredients.

The best way to experience the food is in the ample courtyard, under the light of paper lanterns, with a group of dining companions – the braver, the better. Dishes are designed to be shared and there are plenty to choose from. Milder appetites will appreciate moo ping (char-grilled skewers of marinated pork served with jin-jaew sauce) and the pla tord kra teim; a whole snapper with garlic and pepper deep-fried and served with jin-jaew and tomato and chilli dipping sauces (although, the spice-sensitive might want to keep the dipping to a minimum as the side sauces are tongue-tingling). Another must-try dish is gai yang – a char-grilled marinated chicken also served with spicy dipping sauces. Diners who prefer for their food to slap them around a bit more should look to salads which incorporate impressive amounts of chilli and "spicy" soups such as the tom yum powng kai. There are also milder, deliciously-stocky soups for diners who want to salvage their palates. A drink menu, including an affordable wine selection, can be found at each table but you'll have to order at the bar.
Agnes Gajewska
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Cheap & Cheerful
Outdoor Dining
Suitable for Families with children
Suitable for Groups of 10
Suitable for Pre Theatre
This restaurant does not have any awards.
202 Elizabeth Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Near the corner of Campbell and Elizabeth Streets, a five-minute walk from Central Station.
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