Sydney: Land of Thai-rribly Punny Restaurants

I’ve almost lost track of the number of thai-mes I’ve come across punny Thai restaurant names in Sydney.

It made me wonder if this phenomenon was in any way linked to the national animal of Thailand…

The Ele-pun

At least one of these guys seems to have found that amusing… (Image from earthwatch.org)
At least one of these guys seems to have found that amusing… (Image from earthwatch.org)

(Ha, ha… ok that was thai-rrible)

So in my attempt to keep track, here’s a list. Presenting the first of 10 puntastic restaurants which may render you speechless…

1.  TONGUE-THAIED

Tongue-Thaied, Marrickville
Tongue-Thaied, Marrickville

2.  TO THAI FOR

To Thai For, Rosebery
To Thai For, Rosebery

3.  THAITANIC

Thaitanic, various locations (Image from Thaitanic's website)
Thaitanic, various locations (Image from Thaitanic’s website)

4.  THAI ME UP

Thai Me Up, Darlinghurst (Image from Tanks A Lot - thanks a lot for capturing this)
Thai Me Up, Darlinghurst (Image from Tanks A Lot – P/S: Thanks a lot for capturing this)

5.  THAI RANOSAURUS

Thai Ranosaurus, Riverwood (Image from MyDelivery)
Thai Ranosaurus, Riverwood (Image from MyDelivery)

6.  THAI FOON

Thai Foon, Darling Harbour (Image from ThaiFoon's website)
Thai Foon, Darling Harbour (Image from ThaiFoon’s website)

7.  THAI RIFFIC

Thai Riffic, various locations
Thai Riffic, various locations

8.  THAITANIUM

ThaiTanium, Naremburn (Image from Tanks A Lot)
ThaiTanium, Naremburn (Image from Tanks A Lot)

9. APPETHAIZING

AppeThaiZing, Darlinghurst (Image from AppeThaiZing's website)
AppeThaiZing, Darlinghurst (Image from AppeThaiZing’s website)

If by now, you’re thai-ed of puns related to Thailand, how about getting away to a different country altogether?

10. THAI ONE

Thai One, Sans Souci (Image from Trip Advisor)
Thai One, Sans Souci (Image from Trip Advisor)

Phew.

You might sense a headache coming on after all that. But don’t you worry – Sydney has a cure for that too. Why don’t you go ahead and book yourself a…

Thairapeutic Massage, Bathurst Street, Sydney CBD
Thairapeutic Massage, Bathurst Street, Sydney CBD

And that’s it folks. Squeezing outta here before this gets any limer… #okthatsreallyit

P/S: If anyone has a clue as to how this punny trend started in Sydney, let me know!