Bo larn is a boutique Thai kitchen & bar located on level 6 of Westfield Bondi Junction. Bo larn offers an impressive banquet menu as well as a la carte options and in my opinion is the some of the best Thai foods you can find around town.
The vintage vibes are our first impression of this place. It is very beautifully decorated, reminist of a Buddhist temple, all painted by a traditional Thai artist, full of rich details. Bo larn looks very pretty during the day and creates such a romantic ambience at night. Luckily we arrived here at sunset which felt literally surreal.
We started our Thai feast with these fancy cocktail and healthy mocktail.
Left: One night in Bangkok
Right: Strawberry Daiquiri
Since we have never tried them before and they looked very enticing, we ordered these Purple Flower Dumplings (Chor Muang) which are very pretty hand-crafted chicken, sweet radish and peanut dumplings. The taste is very mild so we suggest adding chili for bite.
Chicken Satay (Satay Gai) were made with chicken covered in curry powder, garlic, turmeric and lemongrass for 6 hours. They were served with a very good peanut sauce and refreshing cucumber relish.
Pork Skewers (Moo Ping) are my favourite Thai street food of all time. Different restaurants make it different ways but Bo larn makes it with grilled marinated pork and chili paired with tamarind sauce.
Betal Leaf (Miang) is a Thai traditional snack made from herbs and the chefs special sauce served on a betel leaf. You can choose from 1. poached prawn 2. smoked ocean trout, and 3. crisp pork belly. It’s a mouthful snack that I enjoyed and highly recommend.
Bo larn’s Tom Yum (small) Bangkok style here is very creamy and a bit spicy. The broth of king prawns is sour and smell very refreshing like limes. The sweetness came from the mushrooms and cherry tomatos used making this Tom Yum a winner!
Banana Blossom Salad (Yum Hua Plee) is a seasonal dish, subject to seasonal availability. This banana blossom salad was made with grilled king prawns, shredded chicken breast, toasted coconut, fried shallots and roasted peanuts in a chili jam dressing.
Phat Bo Larn is a traditional Bo Larn style stir with fried thin rice noodle, peanuts, egg, bean curd, bean sprout and baby shrimps in a roasted chili tamarind sauce & wrapped with egg net (includes peanuts). You can also add extra grilled king prawn for $6.
Grilled Turmeric Chicken (Gai Yang Esaan) is very popular in Thailand, eaten with papaya salad. The North East Thai style means grilled chicken marinated for 24 hours in turmeric, garlic & pepper with smoked chili tamarind sauce.
Not many restaurants in Sydney offer such a traditional taste but Bo larn fixes that. Their tumeric chicken and grilled king prawns are exactly like the ones you’ll find in Thailand. So if you crave real Asian spices, Bo larn is exactly what you’ve been looking for.
Bo Larn Thai Kitchen
Westfield Bondi Junction,
Shop 6012, Level 6,
500 Oxford Street,
Bondi Junction, NSW 2022
Contributed by Paul, who dined as a guest on behalf of 2 Hungry Guys