Sweet Sour Salt

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Sweet Sour Salt is a casual dining, full service restaurant. Casual dining  is not prim & proper. It is not quietly-whisper-over-table-so-no-one-hears-your-conversation. No perfect table manners are expected. You can be comfortable in your jeans and T-shirt, you can laugh loud, you can eat with your fingers. You might be listening to rock music or funk while you do this. This dining is fun, carefree, and informal, so you can relax and enjoy yourself. But don’t confuse casual with below average service or food. You might get served by a waiter who isn’t in uniform, or cooked for by chefs who only wear T-shirts, but these people are serious about looking after you. Then there’s the food.

It’s predominantly Thai, with a bit of Chinese, Vietnamese, Malaysian and the odd french/Asian fusion or other unconventional South-east Asian creation. Our main philosophy when it comes to food is flavour. That means lots of aromats like lemongrass, galangal and kaffir lime, lots of spices like star anise, cumin and coriander, and lots of sweet sour salt from palm sugar, fish sauce, soy sauce, tamarind and fresh lime. Freshness is also big with herbs and zest aplenty. At SSS you get quality handmade stuff, like curry pastes, dumplings, sauces and garnishes. Also expect some bang in your food in the way of spice. If you are anything like me, you don’t want food mediocrity. You don’t want grilled meat and three veg, you want to spend your hard-earned on a spicy traditional green curry or a complex chilli jam, and have it served with a quality steamed Thai jasmine rice. There’s plenty of variety on the menu, with steamed, fried, grilled, braised or kissed-by-the-wok dishes, not to mention a punchy Thai salad and pungent kimchi. Check out our menu and prices here, and don’t forget our banquet offerings (if you just can’t choose!). There’s great handmade food, but to complete an experience you need great drinks.

On the wine list you’ll find mostly local’s at around $40. There’s also a decent selection by the glass.Top vineyards are represented such as Philip Shaw, Brangayne, Bloodwood, Colmar estate, Printhie and Zinga. Guzzled too much local plonk lately and want something different? Barossa shiraz, Mornington pinot, or a cracking Mudgee riesling? You can also enjoy bubbles or a cocktail, and beers are $7, including the cracking local Badlands Pale. There’s something for everyone on this list and none of it is going to break the bank. With food and drinks covered, what are other people saying about SSS?

Sweet Sour Salt has been around for a while (since 2010), and in that time has notched up plenty of reviews. While we may not be perfect 100% of the time, our 4.3/5 star rating on google and 4.5/5 stars on Tripadvisor are testament to our dedication to a great product and great service. You can check a few of the several hundred reviews here. And after you dine, please feel free to review us. We try to respond to all reviews.

This post covered the philosophy of casual dining and what that means at SSS. So now you know a little more about our food and how it’s created, and have some insight into the type of drinks we offer. You also know where you can find out what other people say about us. Still got some questions before you dine with us? Some are answered below, but if you’d like to know something else feel free to call us on (02) 53106001 or email at sweetsoursaltorange@gmail.com, and we’ll be more than happy to help out.

What payment methods do you take?

When we moved to the new site in Anson Street we decided to become a cashless business. This means we accept card only. This benefits you by speeding up payments, leaving our staff to focus on what what matters most, better table service. Dining in a group? We can split bills on card any way you like.

How long am I going to wait for my food?

Asian food traditionally comes out of the kitchen fast, and SSS is no different. We understand people are hungry and keen to eat delicious food when they get here, so we do our best to get it out quickly. This might mean not all dishes come out together, but you can start enjoying one great dish while you wait for more (share?). On really busy nights there might be small delays, but usually it’s not too long.

Is Sweet Sour Salt suitable for a quiet, perhaps romantic night out?

Casual dining tends to be a bit busier, and a bit louder, and especially on busier nights you just won’t find that quiet table in the corner at SSS. Of course you can have a romantic time with us. It just might not be quiet.

Can I sit around all night, take my time and enjoy my dining experience?

Yes you can. We are casual dining and because of lower prices we need to turn tables, so we allocate 1.5hrs dining time for 1-3 people or 2hrs for 4-6 people. However, if you would like longer just let us know when you book, and we’ll make sure it happens.

But what if I don’t enjoy my time at SSS?

You will! We’re sure of this, but saying that you are dealing with humans here. And humans make mistakes (well most of us anyway). If we make a mistake please let us know! We won’t hate you or be offended! We will fix it quickly if we can, or give you compensation. No worries. But if we don’t know, we can’t fix it and we can’t learn from it, so again, any problems please let us know.

I really hope this little post helps you decide that you would love to dine with us. For more info please check out our Facebook page and Instagram. We hope to see you soon!!

P.S. You can also order takeaway and home delivery online. Booking online is also easy through our website [link here], or use the phone on (02) 53106001 (if you’re the type who still actually likes to speak to people).