Atom Thai, Newtown

So there was a period of time when I had a fetish for Thai food. While searching for recommended Thai restaurants, I came across this restaurant called Atom Thai, situated along Newtown’s busiest main street. They offer a whole range of authentic Thai specialties at reasonable prices. Having been there once before with J and a second time with a group of girlfriends, I thought I’d take my parents there too. Japanese cuisine is always their first resort when dining out, not so much Thai so I thought this would be a good experience for them. It turned out as I had hoped – they loved it! Can’t wait to come back!

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Vegetarian curry puffs 4 pieces ($7.90)

A very light entree to get our taste buds ready. I loved the sauce! It was a sweet and sour taste with chopped cucumber and onion.

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Pad See Eaw ($13.90) – flat rice noodle, egg, sweet soy sauce, Chinese broccolo

So instead of the usual pad thai, we opted for a similar wok fried noodle dish. Tasted just as great!

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Beef salad ($18.90) – sliced grilled beef, chilli, mint, lemon juice, cucumber, onion, tomato, lemongrass

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Lamb curry with roti

I’m not a huge fan of curry, but this was exceptional. The lamb was soft and very well cooked. The curry itself did not have the thick coconut taste that I had imagined. It would have to be my favourite fish that day!

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Stir fried soft shell crab ($21.90) – soft sheel crab, Asian celery, fresh chilli, onion, capsicum, curry powder, stir fried, light batter

I guess this was my brother’s favourite dish as he ate most of it. My mum, however, thought it was too salty for her liking. I enjoyed it nevertheless!

Atom Thai

130 King st
Newtown NSW
(02) 9550 5965
http://www.atomthai.com.au

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