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"There is nothing in the world like Sydney Thai food"

Sep 28th, 2009, 06:45 PM
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"There is nothing in the world like Sydney Thai food"

So says Terry Durack, who has just returned to Sydney after some years working in London, in a review of Sailors Thai in Potts Point.

"Wake up, Sydney, and smell the lemongrass. Do you know what's under your collective nose? Anyone who has lived away from this city for any time suffers withdrawal symptoms for Thai chicken curry, deep-fried snapper with sweet chilli sauce, pad thai noodles or Thai beef salad, whether from Longrain, Chat Thai, Spice I Am, Sailor's Thai or (insert your favourite local Thai here). Even Sydneysiders who have moved to Thailand suffer post-Sydney-Thai-fabulousness syndrome.

"That's because there is nothing in the world like Sydney Thai food. Europe can't do it and neither can America. London certainly can't, with one honourable exception (David Thompson's Nahm), and neither can Bangkok, because only Sydney has the mix of climate, produce, attitude and style - and those last two are as important as the first two."

http://www.smh.com.au/news/entertain...989866372.html
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Sep 28th, 2009, 06:55 PM
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Unless it's Jitlada Thai in Los Angeles, CA. At half the price, and half the attitude, I'm sure.

http://www.laweekly.com/2007-08-16/e...nk/flame-war/1
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Sep 28th, 2009, 09:22 PM
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You may well be right, mlgb. But I suspect that Durack's use of the word "attitude" is meant as a compliment rather than a put-down.

You can find cheap Thai in Sydney too, of course.
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Sep 29th, 2009, 02:31 AM
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I agree but then Sydney needs something more than a harbour.
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Sep 29th, 2009, 03:26 PM
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Not sure what you're saying, Kriol - agree with what? Sydney has a lot more than just a harbour.
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Sep 29th, 2009, 04:00 PM
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Can of worms, Neil, can of worms.
Or can of Pad Thai.
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Oct 15th, 2010, 02:30 AM
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Thread over a year old.

Vale Neil

Thought I was seeing things at first!
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Oct 15th, 2010, 03:07 AM
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Hah Margo - I've come across some topped threads that caught me out the same way .
I feel your disappointment & sadness
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Oct 15th, 2010, 03:43 AM
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I also have a heartbreak when I see one of Neil's threads brought to the top as I miss him so much.
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