MissDissent (missdissent) wrote,

Review - Triple Ace Bar (House)

Leading the way in innovative ways to deliver quality pub meals, Triple Ace Bar manages to eschew having their own bistro by sitting directly under Sydney crab institution - Harry's Chilli Singapore Crab.

They also lease out their former beer garden to House, a Thai restaurant by Surjet Sangkaem who owns the popular Spice I Am restaurants in Balmain, Darlinghurst, and just up the road in Surry Hills.

Expecting a totally unrenovated affair, I smiled to see some Astroturf, blonde wood and Edison light bulbs have crept in.

Plonk yourself at the bar. Order an inexpensive bottle of Tim Knappstein Riesling ($23), drink a glass while you wait for friends, then cap the bottle and wander outside for a ripper Thai meal with an outdoor pub atmosphere.

The menu is mostly Issan food that employs fermented anchovy, fresh chilli and sourness from tamarind; though more recently a few of the gentler Spice I Am favourites have emerged, from Yellow Curry Chicken ($19)...

...to Gaeng Keaw Wan Nua Toun ($19), a green beef curry with apple eggplants and extraordinary depth of flavour.

They go down nicely with a Peroni ($8.10) or an Asahi ($8.10) from their bottled beer selection.

Meaty favourites like Mood Daed Deaw ($8.50) - sun-dried marinated pork strips - make good drinking food...

...against Nam Khao Tod ($19), a spicy, crisped rice salad.

And it just wouldn’t be right to leave without sharing their infamous B.T.S. ($16) dessert...

See a previous review of House here: http://missdissent.livejournal.com/343800.html

*This was my PUB OF THE WEEK on 2GB 873 Fresh! with Luke Grant & Luke Mangan
on Sunday 29th December, 2013: http://www.2gb.com/article/fresh-sunday-december-29

Triple Ace Bar (House)
198 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills
Ph: (02) 9211 6888

House on Urbanspoon
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