AUTHENTIC THAI. CHILLI WARNING FOR ONE PARTICULAR DISH... Following some advice from a fellow foodie work mate who works in Talent Acquisition. I head to Cayson Thai which is located in Chinatown. He raised my expectations when he said this was the most incredible authentic Thai restaurant he had been to in Sydney
Cayson Thai is hidden above Chinese Noodle House in Chinatown. You will need to go up a few sets of stairs or escalators to find it. The decore is casual and they seem quite busy on the Friday at lunch when I came.
The $6.90 fish balls (top photo, below photo) were f&^%king amazing. I'm not usually a fan but I was delighted to be eating this entree. There's three skewers so they can easily be shared.
The Kanoom Jeen Nam Prik (Below, $9) was noodles in a blended prawn, peanut, tamarind, lime, palm sugar and assum sauce and you also get to fix yourself a salad plate at the salad bar. It looked pretty close to the menu picture.
The Kao Mun Gai Tod ($11.90) below is the fried chicken with rice and a sweet chilli sauce.
One of the signature dishes is the Sour Fish Curry ($14.90, below) which is a hot and sour curry of spinach, mackerel with pineapple and papaya.
Highlights: The fish balls were amazing and highly recommended. All the meals are quite reasonably priced.
Cons: The sour fish curry was very watery and spicy. It wasn't quite my cup of tea. The chicken dish was nice and simple.
Location: Shop 106, level 1, Prince Centre, 8 Quay St, Sydney
Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 11am to 10pm
Summary: Lisa's Rating: I'd definitely come back and try more dishes. There are some really unique dishes that you wouldn't normally get at a Thai restaurant.
Food: 7/10 for casual dining
Customer Service: 8/10