We’re a bit wary after we buying coupon deal for Thanon Khaosan and then reading reviews online which were pretty terrible. Lesson learnt: read reviews before buying vouchers!
Nevertheless, we’re quite excited once we arrive, as there is a big spread of desserts for take away outside, (most of which I had no idea what they were), a fancy tuk-tuk in the restaurant and quite a quirky fit out too!
Luckily for us, we didn’t encounter any mishaps during booking or through the meal, and we quite enjoyed it too- perhaps because our expectations aren’t high, or maybe we’re just so used to using these group buy vouchers!
The meal comes with wine, but we’re not big fans so we don’t take advantage of it. Instead, we’re quite interested in the selection of drinks available, with several fruit blends which sound quite exciting. We end up going for the watermelon blend, for some nice cooling down on a warm day. The blended watermelon is nice and refreshing, though it tastes a tad dilute, perhaps because of the hint of lemon which we’re not too fond of.
For entrees, we start off with the prawn cakes- cute little cakes of bouncy prawn paste, coated with a light crumbed exterior which gives a satisfying crunch when you bite through. The go well with the light plum sauce, though we find the sauce to be a bit more like a sweet sugar syrup than a plum sauce.
The fish cakes are as expected- spicy (a little too much for me) and very tasty. The sweet chilli sauce didn’t help with the spiciness either- it was just as spicy!
And for something a little more different than the usual Thai entrees, we also order the fried tofu. Chunky triangles of tofu are deep fried beautifully, with (again) a satisfying crunch, accompanied by a soft, smooth interior.
As with most Thai fried fishes we’ve had in the past, the crunch is a little too intense for us, we prefer a lighter batter, but that’s just our personal preference. The combination of crunchy fish pieces with red curry sauce is new and interesting for us too- we can’t say we’re huge fans of the two together, but the red curry is done beautifully we can’t stop ourselves from spooning sauce onto our rice!