SHROPSHIRE might seem a long way off from Thailand, but there’s something you need to know about our little Thai restaurant in Shrewsbury. While we might be one of the newest restaurants in Shrewsbury, our passion comes from Thai street food culture that permeates the hustle and bustle of Chinatown in Bangkok and throughout the streets in Thailand.

Thai Street Food

What is Thai Street Food?

In Thailand, street food is as good if not better than you’d taste in any restaurant. It’s food cooked fresh using the freshest ingredients, making many Thai street food dishes very healthy. Thai food, because of the fresh ingredients, is often seen as the healthiest way to eat out, much better you than say eating a from a Chinese or Indian restaurant.

We opened our Thai restaurant in Shrewsbury, because we love those fresh flavours. While we do offer lots of authentic Thai dishes, we’ve also thrown in a few of our own Thai street food creations for you to enjoy. Here are some of our favourite thai food dishes.

Our favourite restaurant quality Thai street food dishes


1

Salad

Som Tam Thai

Som tam is one of the most popular dishes in Thailand and comes in a variety of serving styles.

The basic dish consists of shredded green papaya, tomatoes, carrots, peanuts, dried shrimp string beans, sugar, garlic, fish sauce, lime juice, and plenty of chilies. The ingredients are mixed together using a mortar and pestle, which blends the flavors beautifully. This dish tends to be quite spicy by default, so depending on your tolerance level, it’s often best to ask for it mai pet (not spicy).


2

Noodles

Pad See Eiw

Pad See Eiw is like the spaghetti and meatballs of Thai cuisine: hearty, warm, and comforting.

The dish consists of wide rice noodles which are stir-fried in dark soy sauce with chicken, pork, or beef as well as either Chinese broccoli or cabbage. A flavorful but safe choice, it’s an excellent option for those who can’t handle spicier Thai dishes but want to branch out from pad thai. Foodies who like a little more kick can add dried chili flakes, vinegar, or both.


3

Curry

Massaman Gai

It’s no secret that there are a lot of delicious Thai curries, but Massaman is particularly unique because it incorporates noticeably Persian influences.

Like most curries, it’s made with coconut milk, along with chicken and potatoes which form the bulk of the dish. The curry is flavored with roasted peanuts, cinnamon, bay leaves, tamarind sauce, and sugar. It’s another good option for foodies who prefer milder dishes, and it can also be made with tofu instead of chicken for vegetarians.


4

Soup

Tom Kha Gai

Tom kha gai is a creamy, sweet, and slightly tangy thai soup that combines coconut milk, lemongrass, shallots, galangal and chicken.

This soup is super flavorful, without being quite as spicy or sour as its in your face sister: Tom Yam Goong.

It’s also super healthy, and a great choice if you feel like you’re coming down with a cold or the flu.


5

Noodles

Khao Soi

This spicy northern Thai specialty features fresh egg noodles and chicken or beef in a rich, hot broth of coconut, herbs and spices, and topped with crispy wonton noodles.

It’s also served with pickled cabbage, red onion, and lime, which you can add to your taste.

Let’s just say it’s the most popular northern Thai dish for this reason: it’s unbelievably delicious.

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