In keeping with the Westquay Watermark restaurant reviews next up is Thaikhun. If you have missed the other reviews you can catch up here - The Real Greek, Red Dog Saloon and Carluccio. The first thing you notice when you walk into this restaurant is the quirky decor, it is literally everywhere from ceiling down to the floor so you are constantly looking at different things when you get shown to your table. The restaurant was pretty full again for a Monday night so I only managed to take a few photos but it's enough to give you a good idea on the decor!
Here is what we ordered:
Starters were Gai Satay which is chicken satay - marinated chicken skewers with a textured peanut sauce and cucumber relish to compliment and toast. I wasn't sure about toast but when you dipped it into the satay sauce I was instantly drawn to it.
You can't go to a Thai restaurant without checking out the classic Goong Tom Yum - Prawn. This is Thailands most popular soup with prawn lemongrass, galangal, kaffir lime leaves, roasted chilli and mushrooms. The soup was a huge portion enough for a family of 4 and it was kept warm by the tea light candle underneath which was nice.
For mains I went for the Pla Pao which is the grilled seabass fillet marinated in oyster sauce, lemongrass, galangal and lime leaves wrapped in a banana leaft and grilled over charcoal. This has to be my favourite dish of the night. The fillet of fish was full of flavour and I love the crunch when wrapped in iceberg lettuce.
The other main we opted for is the Khao Moo Daeng Moo Grob which is basically BBQ pork and rice. Again the pork was well seasoned and the skin was nice and crispy how it should be and perfect combo with the rice.
We really enjoyed our meal here and it certainly offers something different to all the burgers / pizza's so I think this place will be very popular with regular diners.
Thanks for having us!