Sunday, December 20, 2009

Red Spoon - Castle Hill

Red Spoon

We were going to Maccas - but I walked past this new Thai place a Castle Towers and we thought we'd give it a go.

Thai places are aways good for my decision making dilemmas as I order what I usually order - Chicken Pad Thai ($12.90). Pad Thai is alway what my partner orders, but we couldn't both order it and hence, my partner went for the next best thing (according to him) which is the chilli basil noodle with chicken ($12.90).

Both dishes came out nice and hot on big white plates. My pad thai came out nice and hot. Not too oily with side condiments of bean sprouts, lemon, chilli flakes, peanuts and amazingly - sugar. I have never had pad thai with sugar but honestly, I thought that the noodles were sweet enough without these clear sweet crystals. The chicken pieces in these noodles were cut in BIG chunks. Unfortunately, the thai people are unlike the Chinese and their chicken piece tend to be rough and untender. Atleast the noodles and tofu cubes were yummy enough to make up for it!

Chicken Pad Thai - $12.90

My partner was also happy with his chilli basil noodles extra extra hot. Whilst he did not believe the noodles were hot (at all) I saw flakes of chilli all over it. He gobbled up his noodles and were satisfiedly full afterwards.

Chilli Basil Noodles - $12.90

Well overall, there ought to have been a thai restaurant at Towers long ago. Thai is yummy and this restaurant doesn't do it bad. Serving big plates of noodles, these left us extremely filled. Further, sitting in the piazza next to a small water fountain is not a bad place to eat a late lunch.

Food - 8/10
Service - 7/10
Ambiance - 8/10
Value for money - 7/10
Overall - 30/40

Red Spoon Thai
Shop 7
6-14 Castle Street
Castle Hill
NSW 2154
tel: (02) 98995669


Anonymous said...

the food was good but the waitress was so rude and was just not friendly or accommodating and did not make us feel welcome.

Anonymous said...

I have eaten here a few times after eating at the one in Gladesville. This is THE best Thai food I have ever eaten outside Thailand! The only thing I don't like about the restaurant is the noise factor. It's impossible to have a conversation. I suggest sitting outside. The service was fabulous and the decor beautiful. Order the cinnamon duck! It's amazing.