Restaurants & Bars 8

Ban LaoThai Restaurant

jaynel | Mar 3, 2009 07:06 AM

My husband and I went to this restaurant on Saturday night and we had a different experience to what most other people on this site seem to have. We started out being the only people there but eventually four other people turned up. We thought the staff were quite nice although that may be because my husband used to live in Thailand and so he speaks Thai. I have read on other people's posts that they didn't like the staff there. The restaurant itself is quite small and definitely not fancy but we liked it. I would not consider going there for a special evening though. The food was really nothing special. I LOVE Thai food but I just didn't enjoy it here. We started out with the Tom Yum Soup with shrimp and it was very good but it lacked any lemon grass or galangal flavours completely! Besides that the soup was good. After that we ordered 3 dishes to share. The first was the Laotian style sausages that were raved about on this site previously so we decided to try them. Neither one of us liked them because they seemed to be almost musty or not fresh. Another dish was the beef red curry which left something to be desired also. The chicken salad (lap) was not tasty to me. That could be because it definitely had chicken liver in it which I despise. I took one bite and gave up on it. All that being said, the sticky rice was very good. We tried to order Mussaman curry but they don't serve it. Big letdown for me since its my favorite!

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