Thai Me Up with Khao San Road

December 18, 2012

Thai Me Up with Khao San Road

I finally get to try Khao San Road for the first time. It's always been difficult for me to try out restaurants in downtown because I live in the 905 area. Finding places for parking is a pain, unless taking the public transit down. The two times that I attempted to visit Khao San Road, I was disappointed to find out they close on Sundays! (yes, it took me two times to remember) So, this time around, I came back on a Saturday night. If this fails again, I’m giving up on Khao San Road. The place was opened but the wait time was about an hour…(we got there at 6ish). My boyfriend and I decided to wait but were urged to wait outside in the cold. The restaurant had a occupancy issue due to its license and could not allow too many customers to wait inside. This wasn't the most inviting experience at all and there were no heat lamps and seats outside. We put our names down and left for a walk nearby just to kill time.

We came back on time but still waited for 15 minutes longer before we were seated. The seats were uncomfortable backless high chairs which seemed to be the trend for urban eateries like you'd also see in Momofuku and Kinton.

We ordered a bottle of Thai beer which reminded me of Tsing Tao. I ordered the Thai iced tea only because I had never tried what Thai iced tea was like. I wanted to know the difference between the HK-style milk tea that I'm used to drinking and Thai milk tea. Their iced tea was very sweet at first sip but later I realized the sweetness created a nice harmony with the food. It was refreshing to say the least.

Thai Me Up with Khao San Road
{ Thai Iced Tea $4.5 and Thai Beer $6 }

Thai Me Up with Khao San Road
{Garlic Chicken $9}

We ordered the fried chicken as recommended by staff as one of the popular items instead of the squash fritters that everyone ordered. The sauce is what made the dish so amazing and addictive. Little bit of sweet and sour and a gradual flavour of spiciness that leaves you for wanting more.

The staff recommended us to try their fried chicken instead of the squash fritters that every table seemed to have ordered. The sauce was the highlight of the dish and it was addictive! It had a little bit of sweet and sour with a gradual flavor of spiciness that would make you want to have more.

When our Pad Thai and Khao Soi arrived to our table, the group beside our table told us how much they loved both dishes! That was when we realized almost everyone in the restaurant ordered the exact same 2 dishes. The Chef's special Pad Thai was delicious and well fried altogether. It gave off a multi-layer sensation of sweet, sour and savoury that made the dish super appetizing. Khao Soi combined both firm egg noodles and crispy crunchy thin noodles served with a rich and creamy curry stew.

Thai Me Up with Khao San Road
{Chef's Special Pad Thai $15}

Thai Me Up with Khao San Road
{Khao Soi $14}

To end the "New Thai Experience" as Khao San Road proclaims, we ordered the Sa Koo Ma Prao, which was a cup of tapioca served in sweet coconut milk. To be honest, we both didn’t the dessert. Although the price wasn’t bad, only $4 but it had a weird combination of savoury and sweetness in the coconut milk. We did not finish the dessert regardless of the small portion.

Thai Me Up with Khao San Road
{Sa Koo Ma Prao $4}

Our meal at Khao San Road was indeed satisfying. But, I wasn’t sure if we’d like to wait in line again if we do come back for our second visit. Perhaps, we could revisit in summertime or when the hype died down.

How was your experience like at Khao San Road?

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