Grilled marinated pork with sticky rice $8.00
Crocodile Senior Thai?
The restaurant name always stops people mid-sentence. It makes a little more sense when I explain that there's a sister restaurant called Crocodile Junior Thai in Bondi Junction.
Ah. I see. Um, kinda.
Chilli basil stir-fry with roast duck $10.50
We head here for a weekday lunch, noting the restaurant rapidly filling to capacity by 1.00pm on a Friday.
Grilled marinated pork arrives as two flattened skewers garnished with a saucer of zingy fish sauce studded with garlic and chilli. The accompanying bamboo basket contains a sandwich bag filled with sticky rice, a huge favourite of mine although I notice our rice is a tad on the gluey side, not quite dry enough to shape into traditional balls by hand.
Chilli basil stir fry with roast duck is available mild, medium or hot, but our hot order is disappointingly meek. A jumble of carrots, beans, broccoli, red capsicum and onion make up the bulk of our dish, but the duck we do find is tender and succulent.
Massamun curry beef $8.50
with potato, coconut milk and peanuts
Massamum curry beef is a little too sweet for our tastes, but the caramelisation of barbecue marinated pork neck is a winner, cubes of sweet charred pork marrying deliciously with the crisp coolness of lettuce and a generous dunking in more of that chilli garlic fish sauce.
BBQ marinated pork neck with chilli sauce $10.00
We finish things up with barbecue chicken salad., another refreshing combination of sweetened caramelised chicken tossed through with lettuce, cucumber, tomato wedges and a dressing of fish sauce, coriander and lime.
BBQ chicken salad $12.00
Spicy Thai salad with BBQ chicken and
salad dressing with lemon juice and mint
Crocodile Senior Thai
768 George Street, Haymarket Chinatown, Sydney
Tel: +61 (02) 9211 6630
Open 7 days 11.30am - 10.00pm
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