Family, FOOD, Uncategorized BAVARIAN BIER CAFE, KHACHA THAI 4 June 2008


Bavarian Bier Cafe
Level 2, 24 York St
Sydney, NSW 2000
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We’re now regulars at the Bavarian Bier Cafe, I think 😛 And Mum and Dad love it too! You can’t beat a giant (and I do mean GIANT) pork schnitzel and fries, plus a schnapps of your choice, for $15. And they do a mean schnitzel too, it’s all thin and tasty and crusty and oh so delicious. I love it with a big soft pretzel that’s dusted with just the right amount of salt. They should give a nice garlic/herb butter instead of the plain version though, that would be sublime!


Wine and beer

Big warm pretzel with butter… mmmm

Pork Schnitzel

Meat platter :)~

The cutie water brings out the free schnapps, proudly ringing his (loud) cowbell, LOL!

(previous reviews here and here)



Khacha Thai
308a Pacific Highway
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
$$$$-

Khacha Thai has got ridiculously good reviews online, and it’s just near the corner of my new place.. so I was keen to check it out. Surprisingly, I found out it was a Western-style restaurant. It serves Thai food, but has got wine glasses on the tables – which often sends off alarm bells in my head that it’s just over-priced food attracting the everyday Aussie that hasn’t a clue about authentic Asian food. It was further reinforced by the fact that almost every table there were Caucasians *gulps*…. But you know, the reviews ARE good! So off we went to try it out.

Turns out that my suspicions were totally unwarranted. The food was brilliant! And the service just wonderful. They were friendly and incredibly helpful, and not pushy at all (I often fear these sort of restaurants because they push and push you to order all sorts of dishes and wines, etc). Every staff member was genuinely friendly and polite, and very attentive.

At first glance, the menu seems to offer fairly standard Thai fare. But it’s their specials section that set them apart. Unique names, unique concoctions, and fabulous flavours. Every dish was presented beautifully and I loved the jumble of colourful vegetables that came with some of the dishes. The portions are really sizeable too, which off-set the cost.

A fabulous, hearty meal. I’ll definitely be back! And it’s 10% off if you takeaway.. and considering I live just round the corner, guess what I’ll be doing next time 😉


Inside Khacha Thai

The menus

Candle holder

Duffy Roll – Roasted duck stuffed in soft pastry with brown sugar orange sauce ($8.90)
Favourite dish of the night. This was sublime!!!!

Closeup of the juicy, tasty ‘lil morsels

So Healthy – Stir fried five colours medley of vegetables, tofu, cashew nuts, shiitake mushrooms and oyster sauce ($16.90)
Nice, but if it were up to me, I wouldn’t pay for a plate of veggies 😛

Rump Steak Curry – BBQ rump steak topped with creamy curry sauce ($16.90)
They should have used sirloin, but the flavour and the curry was great!

Crispy Deep Fried Snapper – with minced chicken, ginger and shallots ($28.90)
This was such a big dish, it stuffed us to the brim. Yum!


24 Comments

  • islegrl posted on June 3, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    That menu from the Thai restaurant scares me. Haha! 😛

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    • beverly posted on June 4, 2008 at 1:59 pm

      Hehe the dishes are named really strangely, quite cute though!

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  • starbucksweetie posted on June 3, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    I really like the decor and menus of the Thai place.

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    • beverly posted on June 4, 2008 at 1:59 pm

      The decor is really pretty.. certainly not a hole-in-the-wall type place. but the food is very good!

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  • thefragrantelf posted on June 3, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    *drools all over schnitzel* And oOoh Kacha!!!! The Duffy Rolls are awesome, but you have to try the Roller Fish, Chicky & Nutty and Spicy Prawn toast. SO good! Their specialties are amazing!!! Maybe we should go when Matt gets back!

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    • beverly posted on June 4, 2008 at 1:59 pm

      I sooooooo want to try all their special dishes.. yes let’s all go for a welcome back dinner 😛

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  • ptechnix posted on June 3, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    I don’t mind the BBC Schnitzel. It’s big, tasty, but a bit too soggy for my liking. It’s just not one of those really crisp type schnitzels which I like. The Schnitzel at St James on the other hand, much better in my books! Bit less tasty but crispiness x10!!! And it’s more juicy too. Though chasing down that big ol’ BBC schnitzel with a green apple Schnapps is heavenly 🙂

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    • beverly posted on June 4, 2008 at 2:01 pm

      Ohhh weird I’ve never found it soggy?! Maybe you got a bad one 😉
      But yes, the St James one is bloody fantastic too, and for only $10… mmmmm

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  • rollagirl9 posted on June 4, 2008 at 4:30 am

    Those veges look GOOOOOOOOOD!

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    • beverly posted on June 4, 2008 at 9:23 pm

      Hehhe I was thinking about you when that dish came, you would’ve loved it!

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  • islegrl posted on June 3, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    That menu from the Thai restaurant scares me. Haha! 😛

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    • beverly posted on June 4, 2008 at 1:59 pm

      Hehe the dishes are named really strangely, quite cute though!

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on June 3, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    I really like the decor and menus of the Thai place.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 4, 2008 at 1:59 pm

      The decor is really pretty.. certainly not a hole-in-the-wall type place. but the food is very good!

      Reply
  • thefragrantelf posted on June 3, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    *drools all over schnitzel* And oOoh Kacha!!!! The Duffy Rolls are awesome, but you have to try the Roller Fish, Chicky & Nutty and Spicy Prawn toast. SO good! Their specialties are amazing!!! Maybe we should go when Matt gets back!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 4, 2008 at 1:59 pm

      I sooooooo want to try all their special dishes.. yes let’s all go for a welcome back dinner 😛

      Reply
  • ptechnix posted on June 3, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    I don’t mind the BBC Schnitzel. It’s big, tasty, but a bit too soggy for my liking. It’s just not one of those really crisp type schnitzels which I like. The Schnitzel at St James on the other hand, much better in my books! Bit less tasty but crispiness x10!!! And it’s more juicy too. Though chasing down that big ol’ BBC schnitzel with a green apple Schnapps is heavenly 🙂

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    • beverly posted on June 4, 2008 at 2:01 pm

      Ohhh weird I’ve never found it soggy?! Maybe you got a bad one 😉
      But yes, the St James one is bloody fantastic too, and for only $10… mmmmm

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  • rollagirl9 posted on June 4, 2008 at 4:30 am

    Those veges look GOOOOOOOOOD!

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    • beverly posted on June 4, 2008 at 9:23 pm

      Hehhe I was thinking about you when that dish came, you would’ve loved it!

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  • luvluvg posted on June 4, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    One of my favorite parts about good chefs is their presentation. But the best of course is the deliciousness of the food! *drooling*

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    • beverly posted on June 4, 2008 at 9:27 pm

      Hehe I often judge food by it’s cover 😉 If it looks good, I’m more likely to be happy with it, haha!

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  • luvluvg posted on June 4, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    One of my favorite parts about good chefs is their presentation. But the best of course is the deliciousness of the food! *drooling*

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    • beverly posted on June 4, 2008 at 9:27 pm

      Hehe I often judge food by it’s cover 😉 If it looks good, I’m more likely to be happy with it, haha!

      Reply

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