Lang Suan is a Thai street food eatery in the bustling Eastgardens Westfield Shopping Centre, just 12kms from the CBD. Westfield bring in live bands to entertain diners on Friday and Saturday nights, so it’s the perfect destination for the whole family. Or drop by for a quick takeaway as you do your weekly shopping. Pure convenience.
Located on the ground floor, Lang Suan have extensive eat-in seating both inside and out. For those of you who decide to brave the ‘outside’ seating, it’s actually still within the Westfield complex, and under cover. So you’re safe from the elements! They even have large outdoor heaters that make the semi alfresco dining all the more enjoyable even on those slightly nippy nights. The inside seating consists of small alcoves that provide privacy. Great for large groups who want a somewhat more private dining experience!
They have a range of traditional and familiar thai street food options on their menu, as well as a few special items on offer. Whether it be pad thai, massaman curry or tom yum – they have all the typical Thai goodies that we all know and love. But with a rather extensive menu, they also have the less traditional dishes too. We were given the opportunity to try a few dishes off their new dinner menu.
We started off with some watermelon juice from their wide range of fresh juices. Sweet and refreshing! And just what we needed to whet our appetites!
We started off with a seafood glass noodle salad. As someone who absolutely loves noodles and salads, this was a fantastic combination. The healthy aspects of eating salad along with a generous portion of glass noodles. A win win! There was an abundance of prawns and squid with a spicy and sweet dressing. It was light yet substantial enough as a meal in itself. Delicious!
We then moved on to one of their dinner specials. King prawns with a creamy sweet sauce. The large meaty prawns are served alongside a serving of crunchy vegetables, stir fried to al dente crunchiness, and a small bowl of the most delicious sweet creamy coconut sauce. Lip smacking! That sauce will have you dipping and double dipping your prawns into that sweet and creamy coconut sauce.
We then finished off with one of their other dinner specials, the thai sweet chilli barramundi. A whole barramundi, battered and deepfried, and then smothered in a sweet chilli sauce. The chilli was relatively mild, so certainly gentle enough even for those who are not big chilli eaters. The barramundi is conveniently sectioned prior to frying so it’s extremely easy to pull off portions of the crunchy and yet juicy moist flesh. It sits atop crispy noodles to add another crunchy element to this dish.
For dessert, we started with a thai milk tea panna cotta. Tea flavoured desserts are obviously very popular these days but my personal pet hate is really mild tea. Tea that is too subtle to make out. This is NOT one of those. This panna cotta packs a strong punch of thai milk tea flavour. Absolutely delicious. The panna cotta itself is silky smooth and extremely creamy and compliments the tea flavour beautifully.
Our second dessert was the crowd pleaser. Rice ball in sweetened coconut milk (bua loy). This dessert is served warm and is the perfect dessert on a cold winters day. Small coloured riceballs in a deliciously sweet coconut milk. Not only was it so pretty to look at, but the flavours stacked up as well. This was definitely our favourite dessert!
We thoroughly enjoyed our thai lunch feast at Lang Suan and our visit to Westfield Eastgardens. The food was delicious, it was quick, and it came accompanied by a smile from the friendly team at Lang Suan. We walked away smacking our lips from the sweet and savoury flavours lingering on. A sign of a very satisfying meal.
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Westfield Shopping Centre
Level G (New Restaurant Precinct – enter via Banks Ave)
152 Bunnerong Road,
Eastgardens, NSW 2036
Contributed by Susan, who dined as a guest on behalf of 2 Hungry Guys