Paste @ Mittagong

Michelin starred Chef Bee Satongong from the acclaimed Paste Bangkok, has another of her amazing Thai restaurants in Mittagong in the NSW Southern Highlands.

We randomly visited the restaurant when on a golf trip. Craving Thai, we looked up google and the review and pictures looked good and we walked in a secured a table. Little did we know about this amazing Thai restaurant or chef that has received so many accolades.

A large restaurant space which was quite full when we visited, the bar grabbing your attention as you enter. The table set up is quite simple and we are seated with the menus to peruse.

There is an a la carte menu but we had the set menu for $96 for 6 courses. They do dishes that use premium ingredients that people are familiar with but at a very sophisticated level.

First was the Tasmanian Scallops with lychee, young coconut and sea urchin. Fresh and delicious combination of flavours and the scallops were perfectly cooked.

In this tasting menu, there was also a watermelon salad which had a nice salty floss; ground salmon with fried shallots, roasted galangal powder & Huon river trout caviar. The texture served on top is a nice contrast to the sweet juicy watermelon and certainly a unique dish.

The duck red curry, a popular choice of ours, this one l roasted with a crisp skin was a nice mellow curry yet still delivering bold and punchy flavours. There was also a mixed Mushroom dish that was fragrant and spicy.

One of our favourites was the Slipper lobsters with pomelo, shredded betel leaves and a chilli sauce. Packed with flavour and perfectly cooked. The slipper lobster was absolutely delicious and left us wanting more.

The dessert was a Luscious tamarind cheesecake with a nice crumb and served with a dollop or creme, this dessert was polished off quickly and the perfect end to a great meal.

There’s a premium drink list and good cocktails including the smokin’ heat cocktail; clove smoked Bulleit Rye with apple juice, elderflower liqueur and chilli. It didn’t just taste good, but delivered on theatrics too.

If you do visit this restaurant, you’ll be in for a treat. It is the best Thai restaurant we’ve eaten in including Thailand. It is well worth making a destination visit and spending a little bit extra for this quality.


105 Main St, Mittagong NSW 2575



12-2:30 pm lunch

5:30-10pm dinner





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