Chef David Thompson has returned to Sydney to open another Long Chim restaurant on 28 August 2016 at 14 Martin Place Sydney (Angel Place).
David Thompson is a non Thai who is an expert in Thai cuisine. He opened Sailors Thai back in 1995 but left to open Long Chim in Perth and Singapore. Now he has returned to Sydney to once again offer Sydneysiders his famed Thai food.
The restaurant is a large underground restaurant with a fit-out that includes graffiti, communal tables and bar stools, exposed bricks, a few tiles here and there, Thai art and disco balls.
The food is a replica of what is on offer at his other restaurants. For the launch, guests were served: chive cakes; pork skewers; dried prawns with ginger and toasted coconut; spicy pork with rice cakes; crunchy prawns; Hor Mok (Steamed barramundi with curry custard); baked prawns with glass noodles; durian ice cream; coconut cake and banana roti.
To wash down that food, guests were served two Asian-inspired cocktails: Monkey Shoulder Cocktail (Monkey Shoulder scotch whiskey, orgeat, lemon grass, kaffir lime leaves and flaming ginger beer) and Tropic Thunder (Bacardi Carta Blanca, Sailor Jerry spiced rum, chartreuse yellow, pineapple juice, lime juice, guava bitters and shaved nutmeg for garnish). Other drinks included: Down to Earth Sauvignon Blanc; Babo Prosecco; Glazer-Dixon Nouveau Pinot Noir; and Newtowner Young Henry’s Pale Ale.
Celebrity guests included: Masterchef’s Matt Preston; LifeStyle FOOD’s Lauren Murdoch; Three Blue Duck’s Darren Robertson; and Good Food Guide restaurant reviewers: Terry Durack and Jill Dupleix.
Long Chim is open from Monday 29 August 2016 for evenings only from 5:30pm to 12am.
For more information about Long Chim, go to: www.longchimsydney.com