Sydney is flooded with great Thai restaurants but now there’s a new kid on the block dishing up the classics AND Laotian food. Try it at its best at Holy Basil in Canley Heights. They find the balance between sweet, sour and spicy to bring you uniquely Thai & Laos cuisines. They’ll spice up your life with their mango fish salad and soft shell crab & green mango salad. Once that’s cleansed your palate, you can move onto dishes like chilli basil roast pork belly and roast duck curry. Desserts might not be famous in Asian cuisines but here they’re breaking the mould with gelato. The guys at Holy Basil also do a huge range of frozen treats in Asian flavours. What a way to end your meal.
233A Canley Vale Rd, Canley Heights 2166
Ph: 9727 7585
Open 7 days
Sydney Weekender, hosted by Mike Whitney, is now in its 24th year!
Travelling around the city and throughout the length & breadth of the state, each episode investigates the best places to stay, eat and play so you can make the most of your weekend.
After retiring from international cricket, Mike first appeared on Sydney Weekender back in 1994, and since then has loved every minute of it.
Over the years, Mike has hosted Sydney Weekender from all over New South Wales; from Eden in the south, to Tibooburra in the far northwest of the state.
One of Mike's favourite moments was when he had the chance to fly in a fully restored De Havilland Vampire fighter jet at the Temora Aviation Museum. "The pilot opened the throttle and sent the Vampire vertical," he says, "It was such a blast - the whole time I was thinking - I've got the best job in the world."
Sydney Weekender is on every Sunday at 5.30pm on the Seven Network in Sydney, and across N.S.W. & the A.C.T. on the PRIME Network. It's repeated a week later on 7TWO.
We're also on 7TWO on Saturdays - Please check your local guide for times.