How was it?
Pretty tea lights!
It's always nice when you walk into a restaurant with no expectations at all, just looking to fill your stomach, just cause there aren't many options... just cause, and then you are pleasantly surprised when the restaurant delivers. Really delivers. This was the case a few weekends ago when DCM and I stepped into Red Spoon Thai Restaurant. It's a local eatery in Gladesville and it was 80% full when we walked in - a good sign. Like most trendy Thai restaurants these days, Red Spoon was decked out in dark wooden tables and panels along the wall, weaved basket seats, dark moody lighting, and of course red lamps, red cushions, red candle holders, red chopsticks, red napkins... - you get the drift!
We ordered satay chicken (because that is the one thing that we always agree on ;), soft shell crab with papaya salad and pad see iw noodles.
I was surprised at how small the satay chicken skewers were, even though they did write 'petite' on the menu. I'm just used to having big chunky pieces of chicken on my satay chicken skewers. But, I slowly picked one up and went for it. It was surprisingly moist, and the satay sauce had just the right amount of peanuty flavour.
(oops forgot to get pics of the other side with the papaya salad ;)
The crispy soft shell crab was quite possibly one of the best soft shell crabs I've tasted. A crispy outer, yet a soft and meaty inner. It was cooked so perfectly, and the papaya salad was just the right chilli hit to compliment the soft shell crab.
These stir fried, thick flat rice noodles are one of my fave Thai dishes. Even though I like pad thai (the 'famous' Thai noodles with thin flat rice noodles - if you don't know what it is, google it!) every now and then, I will always go back to Pad See Iw. I love the sauciness and the fat noodles :)
A great local Thai restaurant. I'd highly recommend the crispy soft shell crab with papaya salad. Simple Thai fare with a few pleasant surprises.
Red Spoon Thai Restaurant
198 Victoria Rd,
Gladesville NSW 2111
Tel: (02) 9817 7188