So as I mentioned in my review of Siam Fusion, there are many cheap dining options on Anzac Parade near UNSW and it was only after I finished up with my uni life that I decided to try out Time for Thai to see what all the fuss was about.
The restaurant is more roomy than it looks from the outside and there’s some artsy looking plastic light installations hanging above functional dark wooden tables.
The usual selection of Thai curries, noodles and stir fried dishes are available but we have been told to try the BBQ Chicken with rice, Chicken Pad Kra Pao (ask for extra sweet corn) and chilli fried rice. The waitress was a bit confused by our request for the extra corn but it was worth it – the sweet corn takes the heat out of the chilli in the Pad Kra Pao dish.
Pad Kra Pao (Basil Stir fried Minced Chicken with rice and extra sweet corn) – $10
The minced chicken is quite moreish and definitely needs the rice on the side to soak up the savoury flavours, which are nicely balanced between the mild chilli and the sweetness of the corn. The chilli fried rice was rather average but the BBQ chicken dish was tasty enough, with a nice crispy skin and tender meat underneath.
Chilli Fried Rice – $10
BBQ Chicken with Rice – $10
I still like Siam Fusion more and find it better value than It’s Time for Thai, especially since Siam Fusion is a closer walk from UNSW. But it’s not bad and they also have an option to order roti with your curries which look quite tasty too. It’s definitely worth the extra trek if you’re craving hot pastry to soak up your curries instead of just rice.
It’s Time for Thai
Shop 2, 309 Anzac Pde
Kingsford NSW 2032
Phone (02) 9662 3126