iThai – Sunnybank (Restaurant)
I love asian food. Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai – I love it all. If I was only allowed to eat this type of food for every meal for the rest of my life, my complaints would probably be nil, zilch, nada – in fact, I’d be cheering about it, but trying to find a reliable restaurant that delivers the food that you want, for the price you want to pay, is difficult….at best.
Then along comes this excellent little restaurant in Sunnybank market square (yes – the joint where, not only is it difficult to find a park but, people struggle to actually park their cars as well – terrible…terrible drivers), that delivers in spades what me and my family want.
Om nom nom nom nom
With a variety of Thai culinary options, iThai gives everyone with a desire to feast upon tender chicken, melting beef or spicy seafood has something to choose from. My family and I (Wife and 2 kids with large appetites) no longer need to use the menu. With a standing order or Sweet and Sour Pork (with Fried Rice – not on menu, but we pay a couple of extra bucks for the fried rice option), Roti (and the most delectable, spicy satay sauce you will find anywhere…go, look, trust me on this), Spicy fried rice (which basically becomes a dish that only I eat as it is too spicy for anyone else in my wimpy family), Chick Pad See Ew and a Green Curry (also with Fried rice – so what, we like fried rice).
“Please wait here and a table will be available soon”
Make a booking. I kid you not….make…a…damn…booking. If you waltz of the street like you just decided willy nilly to eat this wonderful fare, expect a wait (not for the food, once you’re seated and you’ve ordered at the register, your food is blisteringly quick – think Usain Bolt running to get to a photo shoot quick), because this place is more popular than Pink concerts in Brisbane and is generally packed to the brim with a variety of folk.
Why so is this restaurant so popular?
It’s not cheap food (don’t get me wrong, it is ridiculously cheap), it is good food, cheap. I think of a cheap dish as something you would purchase from a restaurant that is plonked down in front of you and you can see a lot more plate than food, if there is a salad, it comprises of lettuce, a couple of chunks of cheese and a tomato cut into quarters, and the chicken schnitzel you ordered is a frozen, preprepared item you can purchase from your local supermarket. This is definitely not the case here – good food, cheap. The plates come out absolutely loaded with flavoursome morsels that manage to shut the kids up long enough for that sweet release of inane badgering that is present with most tweens (so there are multiple benefits for my wife and I.
Essentially, for the meal that I described earlier, we would pay under $50, we’d feed 4 people (and in all honesty, we’d all be stuffed beyond the limits of sanity) and we would get to take home 2 containers of food full (for some luck person to have for lunch the next day…..I love leftover Thai, it is one of the best things ever invented).
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