KaoSarn

Restaurants , Thai Brixton
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Rob Greig / Time Out

There’s no shortage of well-priced eateries in Brixton Village Market, but KaoSarn is one of the biggest crowd-pullers. The place is regularly packed inside and out with a mix of stalwart Brixtonites of all ages, and young hipsters soaking up the Market’s vibe – and it deserves to be busy. The food is not only cheap, but bursting with authentic Thai flavours. As at many of the surrounding dining venues, the decor is basic, with mismatched furniture and much of the seating ‘outside’, spanning both sides of a corner site at the edge of the market. The menu too is pared down, with a handful of classic curries, noodle dishes and stir-fries – all well prepared. An impressive salad of plump king prawns slicked in dark red roasted chilli sauce and lime juice (pla koong) was packed with fiery heat and citrus tang. Another of sautéed ground pork with roasted rice (laab) had been liberally laced with fresh mint and coriander; though milder than you’d find in northern Thailand, the dish still packed plenty of aromatic flavour. Soft drinks include fragrant own-made lemongrass or ginger tea, and there’s also the option to BYO. Service can be a little matter of fact, but staff are unfailingly friendly.

 

Venue name: KaoSarn
Contact:
Address: Brixton Village Market
London
SW9 8PR
Cross street: Coldharbour Lane
Opening hours: Lunch served 12-3.30pm Tue-Sun. Dinner served 5.30-10pm Tue-Sat; 5.30-9pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Brixton tube/rail
Price: Main courses £6.90-£11.50. Unlicensed. Corkage no charge
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