Our traditional thai menu

Based on the recipes we’ve come to love from decades of home cooked meals, our traditionally trained Thai Chefs create some of Sydney’s most authentic Thai cuisines available. Crafted with a lot of love, fresh ingredients supplied by local suppliers, and served by friendly staff, 12 Spices is a favourite amongst locals and Sydney diners looking for a casual & traditional Thai restaurant.

Traditional Thai food is shared amongst friends and family that come together because it’s the ultimate way of connecting and showing love, so we’ve designed out menu to be shared amongst your guests.

Choose amongst the dishes in our Starters, Soup, Grill, Salads, Seafood, Curries, Stir Fry, Noodles, Rice, Chef’s Specials and Desserts.

Spring Roll
Satay Chicken Skewers
Thai Fish Cake
Curry Puff
Crispy Chicken Wings
King Prawn Rolls

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Starters

Often it takes awhile for guests to choose amongst our traditional Thai dishes, so why not begin the meal with a few Starters to “line your stomachs” so-as-to-speak. 

  • SPRING ROLLS (4 Pieces)
    Deep fried pork and vegetable spring rolls served with homemade sweet chilli sauce
  • CURRY PUFF (4 Pieces)
    Shortcrust pastry filled with mixed vegetables, served with homemade sweet chilli sauce
  • FISH CAKES (5 Pieces)
    Slightly spicy Thai fish cakes, served with 2 dipping sauces, sweet chilli and cucumber relish
  • KING PRAWN ROLLS (4 Pieces)
    Deep fried king prawn and chicken spring rolls served with homemade sweet chilli sauce
  • SATAY CHICKEN (4 Skewers)
    Grilled marinated chicken skewers served with 2 dipping sauces, homemade peanut satay sauce and cucumber relish
  • CRISPY CHICKEN WINGS (5 Pieces)
    Deep fried chicken wings, marinated with Thai herbs, served with homemade sweet chilli sauce
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Chef’s SPECIALS

  • TWELVE SPICES’ SOFT SHELL CRAB Crispy fried Soft Shell Crab in Twelve Spices’ special chilli basil sauce topped with sweet basil leaves, shallots and kaffir lime leaves
  • CRISPY CHILLI BASIL CHICKEN Crispy fried Chicken in our special chilli basil sauce topped with sweet basil leaves, shallots and kaffir lime leaves
  • CRISPY CHILLI BASIL CROCODILE Crispy fried Crocodile meat in our special chilli basil sauce topped with sweet basil, shallots and kaffir limes leaves
  • GREEN CURRY MUSSELS Thai green curry with Mussels
  • MASSAMAN BEEF SHORT RIB Beef ribs, slowly braised in rich mild coconut curry
  • CRISPY PORK BELLY STIR FRIED Pork belly stir fried with oyster sauce and chinese broccoli
  • PAD SEE EW GNOCCHI Soft potato dumplings stir fried with a slightly sweet and salty dark soy sauce, chinese broccoli
  • PAD KAPAO EGGPLANT Wok fried Eggplant with chilli basil sauce
  • SPECIAL DUCK FRIED RICE Stir fried rice with roasted duck, sultanas, cashew nut, shallots and shrimp paste
Baby Octopus
Crispy Quail
Grilled Beef
Lao Sausages
Ox Tongue

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OFF THE GRILL

Warming and comforting is best described of our traditional Thai soup dishes; they’re perfect for warm nights.

  • CRISPY QUAILS (Nok Tod) 6 Pieces Deep fried marinated Quails served with salt, pepper and lemon sauce
  • DRY BEEF Deep fried, slightly sweet, sundried marinated beef
  • OX TONGUE (Lin Yang) Grilled marinated Ox Tongue, sliced and served with Nam Jim
  • LAO SAUSAGES (Sai Ouah) Homemade Lao pork sausages, made with fresh herbs and spices, served with Jaew Som
  • GRILLED BEEF (Tiger Tears) Marinated grilled beef, sliced and served with Jaew Som
  • BBQ CHICKEN Grilled & marinated chicken with traditional Thai herbs.
  • BABY OCTOPUS Grilled marinated baby octopus, topped with coriander and shallots, served with Jaew Som
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SALADS

  • LAO PAPAYA SALAD (Tum Mak Hoong) Green papaya salad with lime juice, crab paste, cherry tomatoes and chilli topped with dry shrimp and salted fermented crab
  • THAI PAPAYA SALAD (Som Tum) Green papaya salad with lime juice, fish sauce, tamarind, cherry tomatoes and chilli, topped with peanuts
  • GRILLED BEEF SALAD (Yum Nam Tok) A Lao style beef salad with thinly sliced beef, finely roasted rice, red onions, lemongrass, shallots, coriander, fish sauce, anchovy sauce, lemon juice and chilli
  • THAI BEEF SALAD (Yum Neau) Wok-tossed beef strips with red onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, fragrant lemongrass, shallots, coriander, mint leaves, kaffir lime leaves and chilli lime dressing
  • DUCK SALAD (Yum Ped) Roasted duck salad with green apples, green mango (seasonal), red onions, celery, carrots, lemongrass, shallots, coriander and chilli lime dressing topped with cashew nuts
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CURRIES

  • Choice Of:
    • Vegetables
    • Chicken | Beef | Pork
    • Duck
    • Prawn | Squid | Mixed Seafood
  • GREEN CURRY This slightly sweet curry is made with green curry paste of galangal, kaffir limes, garlic, lemongrass and long green chillies. The meat and aromatic paste is cooked in coconut milk with eggplants and green beans then finished off with finely sliced kaffir lime leaves and Thai basil
  • RED CURRY Made with a spicy red curry paste of galangal, kaffir limes, garlic, lemongrass and long red chillies. The meat and aromatic paste is cooked in coconut milk with eggplant, capsicum and bamboo shoots then finished off with finely sliced kaffir lime leaves and Thai basil
  • PANANG CURRY A mild rich curry made from a sweet paste of galangal, kaffir limes, garlic, lemongrass, palm sugar and roasted red chillies. The paste is slowly pan-fried with coconut milk, finished off with finely sliced kaffir lime leaves and Thai basil
  • CHOO CHEE CURRY A thick rich red curry paste of galangal, kaffir limes, garlic, lemongrass, palm sugar and long red chillies. The meat and aromatic paste is cooked in coconut milk in higher heat, then finished off with finely sliced kaffir lime leaves
  • MASSAMAN CURRY (Beef Only) Chunky pieces of beef, peanuts and potatoes slowly braised in a rich mild coconut curry made from a paste of cardamom, turmeric, cinnamon and palm sugar
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From the Wok

  • Choice Of:
    • Vegetables
    • Chicken | Beef | Pork
    • Prawn | Squid | Mixed Seafood
  • CHILLI BASIL SAUCE (Kapao) Choice of meat with seasonal vegetables, fresh chilli and basil sauce
  • GARLIC AND PEPPER SAUCE Choice of meat with onions, garlic and pepper sauce
  • OYSTER SAUCE Choice of meat with seasonal vegetables and oyster sauce
  • SATAY SAUCE Choice of meat with seasonal vegetables and peanut satay sauce
  • CASHEW NUT SAUCE (Chilli Jam) Choice of meat with seasonal vegetables and cashew nut sauce
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NOODLES

  • Choice Of:
    • Vegetables
    • Chicken | Beef | Pork
    • Prawn | Squid | Mixed Seafood
  • CHILLI BASIL SAUCE (Kapao) Choice of meat with seasonal vegetables, fresh chilli and basil sauce
  • GARLIC AND PEPPER SAUCE Choice of meat with onions, garlic and pepper sauce
  • OYSTER SAUCE Choice of meat with seasonal vegetables and oyster sauce
  • SATAY SAUCE Choice of meat with seasonal vegetables and peanut satay sauce
  • CASHEW NUT SAUCE (Chilli Jam) Choice of meat with seasonal vegetables and cashew nut sauce
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SEAFOOD

  • SNAPPER OR BARRAMUNDI  SALAD (Yum Pla) Crispy fried whole Snapper filleted, topped with a salad of green apples, green mango (seasonal), red onions, celery, carrots, lemongrass, shallots, coriander, chilli lime dressing and cashew nuts
  • SOFT SHELL CRAB SALAD (Yum Pu Nim) Crispy fried soft shell crab served with a salad of green apple, green mango (seasonal), red onions, celery, carrots, lemongrass, shallots, coriander and chilli lime dressing topped with cashew nuts
  • SALT AND PEPPER SOFT SHELL CRAB (Pu Grob) Crispy fried Soft Shell Crab tossed with salt, pepper, chilli and garlic
  • SALT AND PEPPER Deep fried battered Squid OR Prawn tossed with salt, pepper, chilli and garlic
  • PIPI PRIK PAO Pipi, wok fried Thai style with garlic, onions, capsicum, chilli and basil
  • MUSSEL PRIK PAO Mussels, wok fried Thai style with garlic, onions, capsicum, chilli and basil
  • TAMARIND PRAWN (Goong Makharm) Crispy Prawn wok fried with tamarind sauce, topped with crispy onions
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RICE

  • Twelve Spices’ Fried Rice Our special fried rice with Tom Yum flavours and King Prawns.
  • Thai Fried Rice in your choice of:
    • Egg
    • Vegetables
    • Chicken | Beef | Pork
    • Chicken and Pineapple
    • Crab Meat
    • Prawn | Mixed Seafood | Crab Meat
    • Combination Seafood
  • Sticky Rice
  • Steamed Jasmine Rice

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