The barbeque is a quintessential part of living in Australia. It is typically a ‘steak and snags’ affair, but with such a diverse and multicultural landscape we live in its not uncommon to see food of all types being thrown on for a bit of char-grilled treatment. The Vietnamese barbeque… Read more
There seems to be a soft spot in most Australian stomachs for a decent Thai meal. I’d be surprised if anyone didn’t know what a pad thai or jungle curry was, there seems to be a Thai restaurant in every food court or main shopping… Read more
One country which I have not been to in south-east asia is Laos, though it’s a cuisine which I find myself constantly going back to. One country which I have not been to in south-east asia is Laos, though it’s a cuisine which I find myself constantly going back to. Much of this is due to me growing up south-west Sydney and it’s abundance of no frills and ‘real deal’ restaurants run by immigrants to Australia.
On yet another rainy night in Sydney, I find myself continuing my love affair with laotian food. Tucked away from the heart of Fairfield on Hamilton road is a charming restaurant called Star Lao. It’s one of many Lao/Thai restaurants in the area, and a… Read more
What’s up with Thai restaurants and funny names ? Thai-riffic, Thai-na-town, Thai-tanic and the list goes on. It seems there is an infatuation with this naming convention and it’s almost weird seeing a Thai restaurant with a normal name such as Lao Village. But of course, Lao Village is Lao and not Thai. Yet you often find the food can be quite similar, a bit like Middle eastern food.