Sitney Thai, Canley Vale
If I had to describe Canley Vale, it would be the humble little sister of Cabramatta. It’s great to see the area expanding with new restaurants along it’s main strip, offering food other than the Vietnamese classics.
Custard Apple Blended Juice ($5.50)
Growing up, I loved eating custard apples. I still do! I can’t quite explain the taste of the exotic fruit but it’s sweet juicy flesh is reminiscent of lychees. When blended up, it’s a great treat for summer.
Green Tea Frappe ($6)
The green tea frappe had a lovely matcha flavour, not overly milky and on the icy side. Very enjoyable.
Raw Beef Salad ($12.90)
I was drawn in by this very promising menu offering a refreshing salad, with generous amounts of raw beef in lime juice dressing. There were definitely generous chunks of beef but they were diced up a bit too small for the chopsticks to pick up. The overall flavour was great but probably could have used a bit more lime for an extra kick!
Soft Shell Crab Som Tum ($18.90)
HOLY CRAP. This dish was definitely the star of the day, with an overwhelmingly generous amount of soft shell crab. It was almost a soft shell crab dish alone.
Luckily, they did not compensate the generous amounts of soft shell crab with thick cakey batter, but instead, a light enjoyable one.
Pad Kee Mao – Prawns ($16.90)
Stir fry flat rice noodles with fresh prawns, chilli, garlic and fragrant basil leaves. What is there not to love? Definitely a great warm dish to get your taste buds going.
Vanilla Fried Ice Cream ($12.90)
As if ice cream wasn’t good enough already, let’s fry up that stuff! A great thin pastry encasing vanilla ice cream on a bed of shredded coconut and drizzled with butterscotch sauce.
The addition of the coconut is really great to add a subtle aromatic fragrance to the dessert. Overall, Sitney Thai is a great eat and definitely recommended if you’re ever around the area.
Sitney Thai Restaurant
12-18 Canley Vale Road,
Fairfield, NSW 2166
Contributed by Katrina, who dined as a guest on behalf of 2 Hungry Guys