Banana Tree according to urbanspoon is the most popular restaurant in London. The cuisine is a mix of Thai, Malay and a little Vietnamese thrown in. The Vietnamese spring rolls were good, with glass noodles and vegetables. I prefer the … Continue reading
I had no idea Firefly, a rather bland looking bar served Thai food. We were looking for South East Asian food south of the river after not being able to get a table at Mein Tay in Battersea or Kaosarn … Continue reading
Spice Market is in the new W hotel at the corner of Leicester Square, it focuses on Asian cuisine with dishes from Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, India and more. I went in a little biased knowing this place had recieved terrible … Continue reading
Gai Hor Bai Teay – Chicken marinated in garlic and coriander root and pepper wrapped in pandan leaves.
The chicken was overcooked and tough, like chewing on leather, very disappointing. I know you’re not supposed to eat the pandan leaves but I actually always find them really tasty, in this case significantly more tasty than the chicken.
Gaeh Yang – Char-grilled rack of lamb served with spicy dry chilli sauce and cooled steamed vegetables.
The lamb was another story, well marinated, smoky and nicely pink in the middle, a really tasty piece of meat. The accompanying sauce was well balanced between sweet and chilli. The vegetables were mediocre and cold, they had the life cooked out of them and tasted as though they had been sitting warmed for hours.