This restaurant is a favourite among locals, which is probably the highest praise a restaurant can receive. Michelin stars are overrated- just ask Lisa down the street what she thinks.
The menu at Maggie's Thai is extensive with some awesome twists on the usual Thai restaurant staples. The stir-fry section includes Lamb with Chilli Coconut Sauce and Crispy Pork Belly with Asian Greens.
- Duck San Choy Bau
- Thai Fish Cakes
For $4 each, the Duck San Choy Bau was an absolute winner. Fresh and rich at the same time, I could have eaten a platter of these quite happily.
The Fish Cakes were fried to perfection and were nicely set off with a tangy sauce that had lots of chopped veges and peanuts for texture.
- Green Papaya Salad with Flathead
- Maggie's Duck
The Green Papaya Salad was everything I love about Thai food. The freshness of the salad paired so well with the fried fish (I won't lie- fried things are delicious). Mixed in with the green papaya were pomegranate seeds and fresh herbs, taking this dish to a whole new level.
Maggie's Duck tasted just as decadent as it looked. The sauce had a lot of both sweet and sour going on and was perhaps a bit too rich. Luckily it was served on a bed of pak choi to cut through the heavy-going duck meat and sauce.
- Maggie's Thai can be found at 75 Erskineville Rd, Ersekinville 2043
- Open 7 days for dinner from 5pm, and lunch Wednesday - Friday from 12pm.
- Mains $12 - $28. BYOB.