Palisa’s Foodie Faves

In 1989, Amy Chanta threw open the doors of her restaurant, Chat Thai, and it became an instant hit, with Sydney-siders hungry for the moreish and unmistakable flavours of Thai food. Today, Chat Thai is one of the most popular Thai eateries in the city, with locations in Circular Quay, The Galleries and Neutral Bay!

Amy Chanta’s daughter and her successor, Palisa Anderson, takes us to some of her fave foodie haunts in Sydney. Palisa begins her food tour at Pioik Bakery in Pyrmont. According to Palisa, Pioik Bakery is where you’ll find Sydney’s best sourdough, lovingly prepared and baked daily by Shady and his wife Rose. There are a range of delicious baked treats available here too, from croissants to danishes with seasonal fruits, and a turmeric twist to die for!

As a second generation restaurateur, Palisa loves a long brekky, brunch, lunch or ‘linner’. One of her favourite spots is Pina Potts Point. Here, another husband-and-wife team, Andrew and Yuvi, churn out a delicious menu, with classic brekky and brunch fare, and dishes with modern twists. Stand-out dishes include their sourdough pancake- recently made famous by the British TV chef Nigella when you ate here- as well as their perfectly cooked scrambled eggs with house-made chilli.

Of course, Palisa’s favourite dinner spot is Chat Thai, in Circular Quay. Here you’ll find a range of authentic Thai dishes, featuring fresh organic vegetables and other produce, grown on Palisa’s Boon Luck Farm in Byron Bay.


Pioik Bakery Pyrmont

Piña Potts Point

Chat Thai, Circular Quay