Thursday, 7 June 2012

Yum Sab (Takeaway), Fairfield - Sydney

All I need is a hearty takeaway food.

Few days ago the aunt was just finished doing a big order and don't have time to make some food for lunch. I actually don't mind cooking for myself, but she told me to buy some takeaway food instead. So there I went, without any plan where to buy the takeaway.

Oh anyway, this is just going to be a short post. I am currently very occupied with uni stuff but I need some solace from reading that Potter & Perry's giant book.

So then I spotted three Thai-Lao restaurant lining just across Fairfield railway's station, which I walk past almost everyday and have never paid a visit to any of them. Having no idea which one's better, I chose randomly to the middle one, Yum Sab. I wonder why there are three restaurants offering the exact kind of food on the same line.

Yum Sab Thai restaurant, Fairfield

There's no visitor on lunch time, which is always concerning for me. The interior is comfy though, dominated with green colour and there are interesting traditional ornaments around.


They offer quite a lot of menu, including a menu called yum sab (a combination of seafood tossed with fresh herbs, chillies and lemon juice), which I reckon is the foundation of the restaurant's name.

Choosing safe this time, my all-time fav Thai dish, pad thai. With pork, of course. The portion is very satisfying, the amount pictured is only the 2/3 of the whole box. It's also sompleted with crushed peanuts, chilli powder, and a wedge of lemon.

It is absolutely delicious. The noodles have adorable springiness, and the sour-sweet sensation is great. I've always love the addition of the peanuts, the pork slices are tender, and the lemon juice livens the whole plate.

Pork pad thai - $8.5

Not so many compliments can be given for som tum (Thai spicy papaya salad), though. The julienned ingredients are certainly fresh, it's adequately sour, salty, and spicy, but I am missing the sweetness which is nowhere to be found. A pinch of sugar will help, I guess.

Som tum - $8

The also give me a bag of cabbage. I have no idea what is that for. It's sweet and crunchy though, perfect for lalapan (Indo's fresh vegetables salad).


I don't regret choosing the middle restaurant among the three of them. It's great to know there's good pad thai nearby my house, really. Might buy some again for tomorrow's lunch!

Currency: $1 = IDR 9,500

Rating: 3/5 (Worth the try)
Great pad thai (although I may have to try other items as well), service is quick and friendly, ambiance is good, price is affordable.



6 Dale Street, Fairfield
NSW 2165

Phone: (02) 9727 2444

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  1. Dear Irene,

    Fairfield is a fair way from where I am but that pork pad thai might be worth a trip.

    1. Hello Chopindand,
      it's not the best I've had, but I reckon it's worth the trip. Plus, Fairfield has some hidden gems that I myself haven't found yet hehe :)


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