No bookings taken but it wasn't busy and this makes it comfortable unlike the similar offerings in the CBD where tables are crammed together and the music loud. This airy and light filled dining room with a view of the river was a good place for the four of us to catch up.
The waitress came to talk through the menu and highlight some favourites to which we said ok bring us the favourites and what you think is enough and we definitely want sticky rice! She seemed a little surprised so maybe they should offer banquets or feed me options more...
The duck curry was great with the sticky rice - smooth, creamy, spicy and fragrant with black pepper there was a decent amount of sauce, meat, green beans and pineapple. A definite Bang Pop hit and one to repeat.
The cotton fish wasn't my thing. Apparently it's deep fried fish fried to oblivion so it becomes this crispy, chewy mess that is eaten with salad and a chilli dressing poured on top. It was ok but I wouldn't choose to order it again. I can imagine with the amount of deep frying though it could have been a lot uglier, greasier, oilier and tasting of twice used fat and this managed to still remain fresh and zingy.
The minced chicken salad with a giant prawn cracker on top was flavoursome - pretty zesty with the lime. It wasn't so great that I'd re order though. I'd probably try something else next time though.
Dessert we had the sorbet selection and share it amongst us - coconut, lemon and mango. I thought they were more ice cream than sorbet and the coconut was more fruity than nutty but they were cooling and refreshing.
We found Bang Pop to be a great South Wharf addition and so much better than The Sharing House. This side of the river needs some Thai spicy action especially if it sells sticky rice and yummy curry and I'm looking forward to a return visit.