While London is widely accepted as being one of the world’s trendiest cities, the same really can’t be said for their food – bangers, mash and mushy peas. Thai food on the other hand is amazing, but a trip to Thailand is like two weeks breathing steam in a sauna. Get the best of both worlds with today’s Groupon; one of four genuine Thai meals at Soho Restaurant for R95.
While sitting at a London café, swopping words with free-thinkers and other people wearing cool clothes makes for a truly cosmopolitan experience, getting rained on all the time can put a literal and figurative damper on it. Bringing all of London’s chic style to the heart of De Waterkant and leaving their weather behind, Soho Restaurant is the ideal place to kick back in style and enjoy a dish that doesn’t contain mushy peas.
The kaeng pa is a curry that originated in the northern jungles of Thailand. Unlike other Thai curries, the kaeng pa doesn’t contain coconut milk – because coconuts don’t grow in jungles. It’s still spicy and delicious; a hot chicken curry that will have your tantalized taste buds dancing a two-step.
For a more halaal friendly option, the kaeng mussaman provides a tasty thai muslim red curry with potatoes and tamarind and a plethora of t’s to tease both your tongue and your taste buds. Also served with chicken, the kaeng mussaman is a delicious taste the other half of the Christmas colours of Thai curry.
Of course, seeing as Thai food seems to be the go-to of everyone within grabbing distance of a takeout menu, most people will have heard of phad thai, and to not have it as an option would be terrible. The famous thai noodles with peanuts and bean sprouts is a safe alternative if you prefer to keep your adventures to sky-diving and scuba and out of your mouth.
If fowl flavoured food makes you want to call foul play, the phad kwatiew kee mao is definitely your ticket to getting your taste buds to cloud nine. Stir-friend noodles with beef, fresh chillies, sweet basil, baby corn and mushrooms make the phad kwatiew a refreshing step away from chicken curry.
Whichever flavour of Chang Mai and Bangkok you choose to indulge in, enjoy it inside the trendy, air-conditioned ambience of the restaurant proper or take it al fresco on the roof-top pool bar with its unrivalled view of the Mothercity.
Cultural Fact: The first trans-culture meal was enjoyed at an Egyptian massage parlour in the early 1900’s. Clients at the salon enjoyed Nicaraguan delicacies surrounded by hieroglyphs and Anubis statues.