A new Thai restaurant has finally opened in Erskinsville and it was said that the ex-chef of Spice I am Darlinghurst has been recruited. The location is definitely not packed like Newtown or Darlinghurst, apparently Erskinsville is still quite ‘untouched’ when it comes to food. The restaurant is beside the lobby of an apartment at 12 Eve St, I sense the residents hungry for Thai.
It was the grand opening on 16/11/2012 and fresh beautiful flowers were flaunted on top of the table to greet the customers. Enough of the interior, now moving on to the real deal: the food. How is this thai different from Spice I am? Well, it is definitely more spicy & authentic, but you can adjust your desired level of spiciness. We preferred authentic hot Thai food and our orders were:
Chicken Pad thai
Pad Kra Pao (minced beef with chopped chili & holy basil)
Choo chee Fried fish curry
Normally fried fish curry would be sweeter than the usual curry, and the fish that was supposed to be ‘fried’ becomes rather ‘soggy’ and looks more like drowned with no crisp left. Taylor’s was exceptionally different, the amount of curry sauce was perfectly enough, the taste exploded in my mouth—- best Choo Chee fried fish curry I’ve ever had. And I’ve been to so many Thai restaurants in Sydney already, from Chat Thai Chinatown to Newtown’s Thai restaurants. This has become one of my favorite curries and it was spicy and flavorsome. In addition, the fish was still crispy and so the food really did agree to its ’name’.
Pad Prik Khing (Crispy Pork Belly)
Of course Thai food will never be complete without PORK, and the most awaited menu was served- Pad Prik Khing!
The taste was delicious, a mixture of thai herbs and chopped chili with the ever-crisp pork belly. As guilty as you can be, guilt will not be enough to stop you from eating this dish.
Overall, the whole experience was YUMMS! and cheap! Surprisingly most of the menus ranged from $5.90-$13.90. The lunch deals ranged from $9.50-$10.50 and you can get a rice with stir fried pork belly or other kinds… it is THAT WORTHWHILE. So tummies, fasten your seat belts and people wear your biggest jeans because quality food does come with favorable price when it comes to Taylor’s Thai.
02043/12 Eve Street, Erskineville NSW 02043
(02) 9565 5666
Lunch opens from 11:30-3.30
Dinner opens from 5.30-9.30