Before R jetsetted off for the wilderness in Canada, we had a final meet up with our old friend J at his place. We felt like something cheap and satisfying, but we weren’t too sure what. J suggested we eat at Thainatown, as not only does it fit the criteria he also had a hankering for boat noodle soup.
Unfortunately, I was feeling a little under the weather that day, so we didn’t order as much as we would have liked (or should I make that: like we normally would? Haha).
R felt like an entree and picked Wrapped Prawns. I wasn’t sure what it was going to be wrapped in (the menu was a bit vague on that), but it looked like fried noodles?
They were pretty decent – nice and crispy – then again you can hardly go wrong with prawns hehe.
R and I ended up sharing my favourite (*cough* default *cough*) dish: chicken Pad See Ew. I don’t know why I adore this dish so much, but I think it’s because its simplicity really appeals to me…. and probably those fat, flat rice noodles! Yum.
I have never heard of this dish and I don’t think I’ve seen this dish on a menu before either. I definitely wasn’t expecting such a dark looking soup when it came out. Hesitantly, I asked J what kind of soup it was and he cheerfully replied, “Blood jelly” before digging in.
I found out that boat noodle soup is a rice noodle dish with a blended blood jelly and herbal soup base, beef balls, meat and Chinese broccoli. Hectic.
I’ve had a pretty bad first experience with eating blood jelly and seeing the blood jelly actually infused into the soup instead of the cubes I’m used to seeing (and avoiding)… well, to be honest, it kind of freaked me out a bit and I couldn’t bring myself to try the dish. Though in saying that, watching J really slurping it down with gusto made me think that perhaps I should try to give blood jelly at least another go… but maybe when I felt a lot better.
Thainatown is one of those cheap and cheerful places with pretty decent service and equally as decent dishes (I’m taking J’s word on his dish). I wouldn’t mind coming back – maybe when R decides to return to Sydney we’ll have a welcome back Thai dinner here!
91 Goulburn Street
Sydney, NSW, 2000
Ph: (02) 9211 0090
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