Saturday, May 24, 2014

Thai Cottage Restaurant - Soho

I really liked this family owned restaurant, which sits just off Wardour Street in London Soho. The owner was so friendly and welcoming and made a lot of banter with us. I couldn't believe it when she told us that the restaurant had been open for twenty-two years. The place isn't big and is in direct competition with a lot of other restaurants around the area, resulting in my surprised reaction. The decor looks outdated and a bit run down but it does serve honest, traditional Thai food in decently sized portions. 

To start I chose king prawns wrapped in a pastry that was deep fried and served with sweet chilli sauce. I would have enjoyed this more if the pastry hadn't been overcooked, you can see from my photo how brown it was. 

My main was the massaman curry, which was delicious! Probably the best dish I've eaten in a restaurant this year, I will be dreaming of it tonight. The curry base was creamy and had a pea-nutty taste to it, I couldn't help but drown my rice in it. The owner recommended chicken over beef in the curry and I'm so glad she did, the meat was tender and meat slipped off the bone like silk on skin. I was so impressed.

Prices here are very reasonable and the owner noticed how we had food leftover and kindly packed it in boxes for us to take away. She reminded me of my mum as she always encourages my friends to take food home whenever they are at my house and doesn't like to see it go to waste.

I have high praises for Thai Cottage and would recommend it if you're looking for a casual place to eat for a low price.

Massaman curry with boiled rice

Thai Cottage on Urbanspoon

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