Eat & Drink

Chat Thai Westfield Sydney

When the mercury rises, dive into this amazing Thai dessert bar for one of forty-odd sweet fixes (that’s got to be a Sydney record). From a delightfully tart Kensington Pride Mango with Sticky Rice ($8) to a salty-sweet bowl of Black Sticky Rice and Coconut Cream Pudding with Taro and Young Coconut Flesh ($6), there’s a lot to love! The throbbing womb is a hive of activity – they’re “either busy, or very busy” according to our engaged but breathless waitress. Never mind – the superb caramelised tamarind sauce with juicy Roasted Duck Breast ($18) can make even Steamed Jasmine Rice ($3) delightful. It’s a godsend against a spicy serve of Stir Fried Fish Dumplings with Chilli, Ginger and Apple Eggplants ($18). If the air-conditioned bubble of Westfield Sydney doesn’t fix things, take down your temperature with a signature BS 101 ($14) cocktail – it’s ultra-fragrant jasmine syrup was a shock, but we melded as it melted. Well-chosen wines like the Jim Barry Lavender Hill Riesling ($37) suit standout dishes like a Banana Blossom Salad with Poached Chicken, Prawns and Smoked Chilli Jam ($24). Don’t get so tipsy that you forget karmic law, which dictates that to reach nirvana, one should refrain from pocketing a hardcover menu…

Chat Thai Westfield Sydney
Shop 6002, Level 6, 188 Pitt Street, Sydney
Ph: (02) 9221 0600 www.chatthai.com.au
Thai $$$