The cooking at this no-nonsense Hammersmith establishment is largely from the Isaan region of north-eastern Thailand – including multiple versions of green papaya salad, accompanied by anything from salted duck egg to sausage. Also expect various southern dishes such as sour prawn curry or turmeric-marinated sea bass prepared by ‘Auntie Bee’ from Hat Yai, a city near the border with Malaysia. Staff treat locals with congeniality – whatever their age.
The capital’s Thai food scene is hugely underrated – and way more varied that you might expect. London’s best Thai restaurants do the staples – green curry, pad thai, tom yum et al – extremely well, but also offer spicy street food, tangy tapas and fiery regional fare. And you can enjoy your Thai feast everywhere from a buzzy pub basement to a luxe hotel. What are you waiting for?
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