19 Dec 2008
OK, so I wasn't impressed when I tried it last year with friends from Beijing - possibly because they don't eat spicy stuff, and what's good about non-spicy Thai food?
Anyway, was back there last week for dinner with a HK friend whilst shopping, and she was keen to try the set dinner at $14.90. The outlet was pretty quiet for a public holiday night. Friend's set was Tom Yum soup, prawn cake and beef kway-teow soup. I had Tom Yum soup, fish cake and green chicken curry. And I was very impressed!
The soup was superb (I asked for extra spicy and clear tom yum, but the milky version arrived )- it was rich, spicy, tangy, and had sizeable prawns and fish slices and squid. The fish cake and prawn cake were delicious! I love Thai food, and having just had dinner at a downtown Thai restaurant less than a week ago before this, I had to admit these 3 dishes tasted better than that up-market restaurant..at a fraction of the price! The green curry was rich and tasty, and served with rice. We ordered the ice lemongrass tea, which was refreshing, but for $3.90, thought it would be good if it could be refillable? :P Would have loved to try the dessert, but was too stuffed..
The service was commendable - the young waiters seem pretty new but they were helpful and obliging, service with a smile. They were quick to clear our plates and refill our ice-water. When I found out there was a lucky dip promo with ABN-Amro credit cards and requested to change cards, they willingly obliged and cancelled the transaction for the 1st card I offered. There's a sure-win dip - you get a voucher for next return visit. Not sure when the promo ends tho.
Well, I'm definitely gonna bring my friends back here for more tasty authentic Thai fare! :)