PROFILE BY BEST RESTAURANTS
After opening in 2004 to the rapture of Thai diners, Spice I Am has since garnered a strong reputation for dishing up the best Thai food this side of Khao San. It may not be a particularly glamorous choice of location, wedged between backpacker joints with the noise of traffic stemming from Wentworth Street, but you'll be hard pressed to find such delicious fare at such low prices anywhere else this close to the city. The small, square dining room has kept things simple, with a few splashes of paint, a smattering of traditional artworks and several bushes prettying up the pavement. The restaurant's wooden tables are eternally crammed to capacity – even on weekday lunches when you'll find students rubbing elbows with office workers.