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Best Thai in Sydney

YVR flyboy Nov 30, 2011 04:47 AM

I haven't yet tried this place, but I just bought a copy of Time Out Sydney. One of their articles was "Thai Takedown". This southern Thai(spicier)restaurant was rated as the best Thai and it was even the favourite of the Thai Consul-General Biravij Suwanpradhes in Sydney. It's at Shop 106-108A, level 1, 8 Quay Street(south of Hay near Paddy's Market), Haymarket (02) 9211 5729 www.caysorn.com.au

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  1. PhilD RE: YVR flyboy Nov 30, 2011 05:21 AM

    That's quite a big call given how many great Thai places there are in Sydney. It's new and different and sounds great but the best hmmm...?

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      mr_gimlet RE: PhilD Nov 30, 2011 05:59 AM

      Having eaten at some other TimeOut top picks, they can be quite hit and miss

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        YVR flyboy RE: mr_gimlet Nov 30, 2011 11:26 AM

        Caysorn was recommended however by the Thai Consul General, so it gives it more cred。

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          PhilD RE: YVR flyboy Nov 30, 2011 02:09 PM

          YVR - but have you tried any Sydney Thai restaurants? Spice I am, Chaat Thai, House, Longrain, Sailors Thai etc etc. What do you think? I am certain Caysom is good and it's nice to have a southern Thai option as Isaan seems to have been fashionable.

          I think the Thai Consul General may know a thing or two about Thai food but that isn't a guarantee. Being a civil servant or government official doesn't bestow better taste buds on anyone and just because you are Thai doesn't mean you are an expert - are your fellow countrymen all experts on food, would you follow any Canadian's advice? (I believe you are from Canada).

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            YVR flyboy RE: PhilD Dec 10, 2011 06:18 PM

            Yes , I'm from Canada, Vancouver(but raised in Montréal & educated in Toronto)

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            Onara RE: YVR flyboy Dec 1, 2011 04:04 PM

            Maybe the consul general is from the south of Thailand, so Caysorn has a nostalgic appeal for him. As with PhilD, I wouldnt be relying on the consul-general to necessarily be the best judge of Thai food

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              PhilD RE: Onara Dec 2, 2011 01:23 AM

              I would be keen to hear from someone who has been....!

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        anarcist RE: YVR flyboy Dec 10, 2011 05:49 PM

        Here's the review form grabyourfork:

        I haven't been to Caysorn, but my guess is Spice I Am (the original) is still the best.
        I'm partial to Saap Thai on Pitt Street too. But anything in Thaitown is good.

        Chat Thai and House are good but somewhat overrated, methinks.

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          PhilD RE: anarcist Dec 10, 2011 05:59 PM

          I read Helen's review on GYF and it definitely sounds good. However, she never really says anything negative in any of her reviews and as so many are freebies that probably isn't that surprising.

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            Beach Chick RE: PhilD Dec 13, 2011 07:05 AM

            Hi PhilD!
            Is Sailor Thai still holding its own in Sydney?
            If you get to Las Vegas, Lotus of Siam is the best Thai I've ever had.

            I so enjoy reading your take on Paris and Sydney and wishing you all the best!

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