25 September 2010

3 Hippos Thai & Lao Restaurant Review ~ Canley Heights [CLOSED]


Miss Chicken's magic food beak takes us to 3 Hippos Thai & Lao Restaurant on Canley Vale Road, Canley Heights.

[CLOSED]




The locals are out for lunch, doing the groceries, Canley Heights has a relaxed vibe on a sunny spring Saturday afternoon.



Choosing where to eat isn't easy. There must be a dozen great looking Vietnamese joints in this small strip of shops. Miss Chicken's sixth food sense hones in on 3 Hippos Thai & Lao Restaurant. The joint has a basic but modern, clean, bordering on funky fitout, and the little album of food photos is so cute.



Sticky rice, $3 and salad\herb fixins for making little wraps, all essential with any Lao feast.



Tom Saap - Lao Spicy Combination Beef Soup - $10. A lovely beefy broth, vermicelli noodles, beef and various cow related nibbles of joy. Delicious.



Fresh lime soda and ice coffee. Both were authentically super sweet. Icy drinks seem to be a specialty here, we noticed other diners with tall drinks of many bright colours, folks were getting them takeaway too.




Saiy-Oua - Lao Sausages - $8. These remind me of Northern Thai\Chang Mai sausages, this dish is quickly becoming a new favourite of ours.



Som Tum Lao - Lao Papaya Salad - $8. Lovely and fresh with a unique fishy flavour, probably from the little crabs.



Tiger Tears - Grilled Beef $8. This tasted like slice marinated steak, it was plain but worked well with the other spicier dishes. Extra delicious when wrapped up in some cabbage with a mint leaf.



3 Hippos Thai & Lao Restaurant is at Shop 3 / 219 Canley Vale Road, Canley Heights. Ph 9755 4688. Open 7 days 11am till late.



3 Hippos Thai & Lao Restaurant Menu - Click to Enlarge.



3 Hippos Thai & Lao Restaurant Menu - Click to Enlarge.



3 Hippos Thai & Lao Restaurant Menu - Click to Enlarge.



3 Hippos Thai & Lao Restaurant Menu - Click to Enlarge.




3 Hippos Thai & Lao Restaurant Menu - Click to Enlarge.

5 comments:

  1. nice post.. 3 hippos does a good trade, although holy basil further up the street has cornered the thai-laos market in canley heights

    ReplyDelete
  2. Mmm, must try Holy Basil, thanks for the tip once again Mr Noodlies :-)

    ReplyDelete
  3. adore the simplicity of 3 Hippos! LOVE the food, its the most authentic lao/thai in canley heights & best of all the price is very affordable. would recommend to everyone!

    ReplyDelete
  4. this things closed RIP

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ah poo... Thanks for letting us know, much appreciated!

      Delete

Thanks for your comment joy - please keep your musings happy - if you want to complain about a restaurant please do it on a restaurant review site (or your own blog) - we're all about celebrating cultural diversity and the great nom noms that come along with it. Think Maeve O'Meara, not Masterchef :-)
Our ethics: We pay for all our own meals and travel (although sometimes our Mum shouts us).