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Petch Sayam - Leytonstone - London

JFores | May 23, 201202:03 AM

This is more of a heads up to others who may want to experiment with this place. Though it looks as "bog standard high street Thai" as you can get, the place is entirely Thai run and the food was shockingly good. Not on par with The Heron, but worlds better than some of the highly lauded Thai places I tried a few years ago before I knew about 101 Thai (and now The Heron.) I took advantage of the fact that I realized the whole staff was Thai and just asked for everything we ordered to be done as Thai as possible. Spice wise and flavor wise.

The result was excellent chicken laarb with spice rivaling The Heron. Extremely tasty as well. All in all one of the better portions of laarb I've had in London. Green curry was also surprisingly good. They clearly make their own curry pastes and put some effort into the cooking here. Finally, a portion of drunken noodles was similarly perfect with extremely crispy ground pork and a surprisingly large amount of spice.

I may have just gotten extremely lucky and somehow had three dishes prepared perfectly for me, but I suspect that this place could offer up some Thai gems for those of us who live in East London. The waitress was from Isaarn, but I'm not sure if this reflects the whole crew.

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