Situated on Oxford St across from Hyde park is Ohbar Thai restaurant. The restaurant serving traditional Thai cuisine with a slight Japanese twist. With Chef Oh having prior experience at Thai Pothong and Chef Kit at Sokyo. The restaurant is decorated to give a slight street feel. With repurposed furniture and stools. The staff were extremely welcoming and provide incredibly friendly service that the Thai’s are known for.
With a lot of passion and planning going into the menu, this was clearly evident in their dishes. The chefs travelling to all corners of Thailand searching for recipes that are local favourites, then bringing them to us here in Sydney and adding a Japanese twist for some added excitement. The menu offering more than your usual Thai, you will be sure to find something that excites your tastebuds.
A favourite was the Moo hong (Stewed pork belly) this dish had nice flavour and melt in your mouth texture. The blossom salad is a great option with a flavour bomb, with a mixture of all of the Thai cooking elements.
A dish you probably wont find elsewhee is the Jumbo crab lump in thai basil sauce. We were informed that the crab lump is shoulder of the crab. In this instance all of the hard work already done with the shell already removed. Just enjoy the prized sweet crab meat and the flavours of the sauce.
Oh and don’t forget dessert. I know you wouldn’t usually associate tiramisu and Thai, it has a light fluffy consistency and not too rich. Named the tiramisu plant terrarium, the presentaion is fun with a spring of mint planted in the middle, making the appearance of a pot plant.
Not your regular Thai, but thai with a slight twist and some great dishes to choose from. Top that off with the welcoming staff and you have the recipe for a great Thai restaurant. Be sure to check Ohbar out.