All posts tagged: Tom Phat

Tom Phat / Brunswick

  Tom Phat is a restaurant we’d been planning to visit for some time before finally visiting for breakfast. The decor is Asian but the food served is definitely fusion, a mix of East and West cuisines that culminated in a breakfast menu we absolutely had to sample! A traditional coffee isn’t the best choice here though. It was over extracted and the micro-foam wasn’t quite right. A better choice next time will be a different beverage or an Asian coffee option.    One of the main reasons we visited was an infatuation with black sticky rice that meant we absolutely had to have it for breakfast. Of the meals that have been called dessert for breakfast as the trend grew over the last five years, Black Sticky Rice is certainly one of the more unusual.  It’s sticky, hot and sweet, nicely spiced without being overly spicy or sweet and with a pleasant coconut cream. There was a light, slightly tangy lychee too. Our only criticism would for there to be a bit more cream to balance …

Tom Phat Dinner / Brunswick

After a pleasant breakfast at Tom Phat we were keen to return for dinner. It didn’t take us long to come back – the pull of this Asian hub on Sydney rd always draws a crowd for dinner. We started the meal with a mix of starters. We’re the kind of people that have difficulty choosing what we want from a menu, there’s always so much we’d love to try. We compensate by ordering a bit of everything and the strategy works well at Tom Phat. We went for the roti and satay, the salt and pepper squid, lamb rib as well as a single soft taco. The satay was all about the peanut. It was thick, chunky and full of flavour. We loved the feel of getting in with our hands and just smothering the roti in the sauce. Meanwhile the ribs were juicy and tender, sticky with a rich flavour. Eating with your hands gives a homely and relaxed feel to your meal. Finally the squid was salty and light. We prefer it …