Bangkok on William is a new Thai restaurant on the block which impresses me on two levels, one: they offer some unique Thai dishes that I haven’t seen elsewhere in Perth and two: the taste takes me back to my foodie experiences while on holiday in Thailand.
I haven’t tried their dinner menu yet as my favourite dishes are served only at lunchtime. Mr Bacon has been at night and thinks it’s just as impressive.
Bangkok on William Menu
The decor is very nice and the air con is always blasting, very reminiscent of temperature in shopping centres in Bangkok.
Curry Puffs $8
Deep fried golden parcels crispy on the outside, soft potato meat mixed filling on the inside.
Fish Cakes $10
Deep fried and golden, served with a home made cucumber fish dipping sauce.
Stewed Pork Leg and Rice $12
I was addicted to this dish after trying it in Thailand where they have big pots of whole pork legs bubbling away till they fall off the bone and soak up all the flavour of the master stock.
Served with picked vegetables, soft boiled egg and a Thai chilli dipping sauce, the meat was very tender and flavoursome. I could eat this dish everyday. It would be the Thai equivalent of the homely Vietnamese dish Thit Kho (Pork and Egg stew)
Chicken Pad Thai $14
Silky slurpy noodles with the perfect amount sweet, salty and tang.
Gravy Noodles $14
Flat rice noodles with a gravy meat sauce. The noodles are first flash fried so you get this charred flavour or what’s known as the “breath of the wok” or wok hei in Chinese.
Sprimp Paste Rice $14
This will be an acquired taste for some, but it is a fried rice with shrimp paste so it has a distinct fish taste. It goes very nicely with the mixed omelette and fired pork belly bits. Mr Bacon started eating before I could take a pic of the nice presentation.
Kway Chap aka Roll Rice Noodles $12
This is the noodle equivalent to my favourite stewed leg and rice. Rolled noodles are like flat rice noodles only in a triangular shape which when heated rolls up.
The stock reminds my of Beef Pho noodle soup broth. The toppings include soft boiled egg, pork belly, pork skin and miscellaneous offals.
Condiments for Noodles
Fish sauce, sugar, chilli flakes and chilli sauce.
Behind is Thai milk tea and at the front iced green tea.
Mango Sticky Rice $8
Fragrant sticky rice topped with coconut milk, toasted sesame seeds and seasonal sweet mango. Bangkok on William makes the best Mango sticky rice in Perth in my opinion.
Peter’s Ice Cream Cake
We had a very nostalgic finish to our meal by having good old Peter’s ice cream cake. What a great way to cool down in the 40 degree heat.