Of the many Thai-Lao places in the area, and there are many, and many are good, my favourite is Yum Sab in Fairfield. As with many of the locals, you don’t go here for decor, ambiance etc, but the food is honest and good.
The duck salad is probably my favourite, distinctive, but not too gamey, great sauce and crisp, fresh vegetables.
The Thai massaman beef curry is a melt in the mouth sensation – always perfectly cooked… watch out for the potatoes though.. often undercooked and hard; tonight they could have been in for 2-3 more minutes.
The pad kha prow (basil chili chicken stir fry) was a little too mild for me, fresh ingredients helps and the sauce thick and flavoursome.