Thai Ammarin

Since I am on the look out for a new favourite Thai restaurant, I suggested that we try this place when we were organising dinner with some friends. We have eaten here a few times, and the food is always good, but for some reason, we haven’t really made it a regular haunt for Thai food. This time, however, I was particularly impressed with the food. Since our friends eat meat, they ordered their own meals and Martin and I shared, as usual. We started with the veggie spring rolls and they came out super hot (temperature wise, not chilli wise!). And they tasted good too. There were a number of mains that I wanted to try, but we managed to restrict ourselves to just two, and leave some to tempt us to return again soon! We ordered the red veggie curry and the tofu with chilli and basil. A red curry is pretty standard in Thai restaurants and therefore is a pretty good comparison tool… and this one was great – it was pretty spicy, had a good variety of non-soggy veggies (including peas unfortunately!), was the perfect creamy consistency and had all the appropriate curry and lime leaves to indicate that it was freshly made! The tofu with chilli and basil is a favourite of ours and is a dish that we order on a regular basis. And I have to say, this was a pretty good version! Lovely sauce and lots of lovely fresh basil. One of our friends ordered the meaty pad thai and it looked pretty good, so I am waiting to try the veggie version. They also had a dish called chilli noodles on the menu which I am also keen to try. We finished with my favourite Thai dessert, bananas in coconut milk – which was divine! Needless to say, we’ll be returning in the future… this place is definitely in the running for the title of my favourite Thai restaurant!