We went to Campsie last weekend to replenish our stash of Indonesian condiments and seasonings. That was the first time we had to since we came back from our Indonesia trip, September last year and mainly due to we finally run out of Sambal ABC Ekstra Pedas 😀 We bought back like three refill packs of those chili sauce from Bali and it finally ran out after about three months and here goes time to replenish our stash again. So, while we were in the area, we decided to have lunch there and try something new. The first option was Cinta Ria but sadly they were still closed for new year holiday and we walked along the street then saw this Tan Thai restaurant. If you followed my blog posts, you’d know we love Thai food – we agreed to try the food there.
Looking briefly from the outside, the restaurant looks small with mainly dark color interior with few tables and chairs and a see-through glass wall to separate the dining area with kitchen area. Then there is a curved archway at the back leading to more seating with a water feature in the middle. The seating at this area is mostly of wooden materials and kind of dim lighting. Then another small seating area with mostly white walls at the far back of the restaurant (see the picture below) with brighter lighting.
The menu on offer are mainly Thai dishes consists of stir fries, noodles, rice, curry, and the usual entrees options. For our lunch, we tried their Duck Red Curry and Crispy Soft Shell Crab Salad with rice.
We think the red curry is more of sweet tone than our favorite at Green Peppercorn also the duck itself is not as tender. But the crispy soft shell crab salad is awesome, pack with flavors and the soft shell crab was truly crispy and huge! We love the sauce on the salad, just a nice balance of sweet, salty, sour, spicy and generous coriander-mint on top. Overall we had a nice meal at Tan Thai and may come back again for the soft shell crab salad (っ˘ڡ˘ς)
148 Beamish St, Campsie NSW 2194
Phone: (02) 9789 0003