This casual eatery is well established in the Adliya area and annually makes the shortlist for the hotly contested South East Asian category in the Time Out Bahrain Restaurant Awards.
The setting is intimate yet vibrant, with indoor and outdoor seating options that look out over bustling Block 338. Here, you’re literally spoilt for choice as there is perhaps too much choice on the menu. Pages of traditional Thai fare are punctuated with bizarre fusion offerings such as Thai nachos and, strangely, vegetarian options are lacking.
Expect your food to arrive freshly made, but don’t expect the timings of your courses to be coordinated or for service to be speedy. Meanwhile, the consistency of dishes tends to vary from visit to visit, but they are always colourful and beautifully presented, well proportioned, and bursting with flavour. Ingredients are fresh and of a remarkably high quality given the budget prices, although blander palates need to be careful as less popular inclusions such as lemongrass may need to be navigated.
Interestingly, the Thai chefs seem to do better with more complex recipes than they do with basics like plain rice. Choose well, however, and you’ll be blown away.
Fantastic dining for your dinar if you just embrace the niggles as quirks.
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