I have finally step foot onto the famous restaurant in Canley Vale, Holy Basil. I was finally here to try their famous fried ice cream. Everyone always raves on about it, people line for over 30 minutes for a table and half the times, their fried ice creams even run out. Is it really all that good and worth the wait?
|Fried Ice cream - $13.90|
|Seafood Tom Yum Soup - $16.90|
|Thai Papaya Salad - $10.90|
|Chicken Pad Thai - $12.90|
|Laos Chicken BBQ - $13.90|
Tom yum soup is a dish I constantly crave for. I'm not complaining because it was a good soup but I would have liked it if it was a tad more spicy, just so it hit the taste buds a bit more yeah?
Pad thai is also another favourite of mine but I always feel so guilty after eating it and even after several cups of tea, my body still feels like it is at square one. Surprisingly though, the pad thai wasn't actually that oily but I was disappointed with their grilled chicken. There seemed to be lack of flavour, personally I think House Thai does it better.
By this stage, I was seriously so full but it didn't matter how stuffed I was because I had to fit in that fried ice cream. If you are worried about the fried ice cream running out while you are having the mains, you can pre-order the dessert and request for it to be served at the end.
The final moment came and mannnnnnnnn, it was definitely worth the wait. The pastry is thin and crisp along with the ice cream and coconut flakes went so well together. It reminded me of eating a piece of succulent duck where the pastry was a replica of the pastry and the ice cream was like the succulent meat LOL! Yes, it is a weird analogy - but to me it works! It is either that or I must be craving more peking duck at the moment. The only problem is that you have to eat it fast because it melts so quickly and a piece of advice to all - never share your fried ice cream. Never!! Be fat for that one night but I will guarantee you will not regret it.
- 233A Canley Vale Road Canley Heights NSW
- Shark Hotel, 127 Liverpool Street, Sydney NSW
Gotta go eat!!