panang curry with beef
Yes, just another blog post about another Thai restaurant in Newtown. Right? Right. Well, sort of. The only difference is that Thai Riffic in Newtown is much fancier (and you know, sometimes we do like to be a little fancy) than the other Thai restaurants in Newtown, and not really that much pricier.
We like that. A lot.
As anyone who’s been to Newtown knows, the whole of King Street is scattered with Thai restaurants. From the tiny little take-out vegetarian Thai joint to the totally over-hyped Thai Pothong, you just can’t get away from Thai in this suburb, but why would you anyway? Thai rocks. I mean, mango sticky rice mmmmmm…
When we have Thai, we normally hit up one of the more casual joints like Newtown Thai (the first, not the second and not the express) or actually, if I tell the truth, lazy us, we normally get take out from Doy Tao. But when friends are visiting from out of town, you kinda want something with a little more atmosphere, where you can take your time and enjoy a cocktail. Or two. Plus a Thai iced tea YUM.
Thai Riffic is perfect for that. It’s prettier than all the other Thai restaurants and their mommas, they have a kick ass cocktail list and none of this is executed at the detriment of food or service. The portions are enormous and the food is delicious. Interestingly they also serve roti which is not really a Thai thing but geniuses! What better way to mop up the curry than with a big fluffy roti?
green curry with chicken
sizzling seafood with shallots, enoki mushrooms and onion
salt & pepper squid served with crispy noodles and sweet chilli sauce
barramundi fillets steamed with fresh ginger, shallots,chilli and black fungus topped with ginger sauce
chicken pad thai
And here’s what I mean by prettier. You see that cocoon looking thing on the left? That’s a cosy little seat and after a big meal, I just want to crawl into that thing and go to sleep.
109 King Street,
Newtown, NSW, 2042
(02) 9517 3066