07 July 2009

Snakebean Asian Diner, Darlinghurst (3 July 2009)

95 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Missed un-missable massaman

Whenever I spot crispy deep fried basil leaves on top of a dish I know the food will be a step up from the run-of-the-mill Westernized Asian restaurants. This tiny cheap and cheerful Asian diner has lots of the usual favourites and is the first place I've come across which now provides Dettol hand wash to customers on the table during these Swine Flu times. The prawns were plump and tasty in the Banana Flower Salad and you could definitely appreciate the chili-jam heat in the tofu stir fry. Tables are very small so be careful how many dishes you order at a time from the counter or you'll quickly run out of room. The Lamb Massaman and Beef Massaman are apparently their most popular dishes which I unfortunately missed this time even though it says 'un-missable' on the wall menu.

Where's your favourite Massaman Curry in Sydney?

Other visits to Snakebean Asian Diner:
10 Sept 2009 - Soft Shell Crab, Massaman Lamb, Spicy Beef Stir Fry
3 July 2009 - Banana Flower Salad with Prawns, Pork Stir Fry with Chili, Deluxe Fried Rice, Stir Fry Veggies with Tofu

Banana Flower Salad with prawns and mint $10.90 [ordered without chicken]

Pork Stir Fry with Chili, hot basil, green beans and thai eggplant $19.50

Deluxe fried rice with Chinese sausage $10.75

Stir Fry of veggies with tofu, chili-jam, basil and cashew $14.90

Entree and mains menu

Unmissable Lamb Massaman

Sweets menu

Asian groceries

Table cutlery including Dettol hand wash

No cards - No bookings - No MSG

Dining area

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Betty said...

I love hole in the wall type places, like this! THe dettol is hilarious! lol. Food looks good too!

Anonymous said...

Oh man! that looks like the bomb, that banana flower salad! And everything else! I wish I lived nearby so I can visit often!

Shanks said...

What a great find!! The food looks mighty tasty.

Anonymous said...

Martin (Boetz)'s mussaman is so far the only one that's not drowned in coconut cream. That I have tasted, anyway.

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