We just returned from Phuket and I'm happy to report that Wakefield has a great new addition to its dining options and by far the best Thai restaurant in town.
The old space of Zaleks has been beautifully transformed to an elegant dining room of stacked stone, dark wood accents and white tablecloths.
We started with the crispy corn cake and Fresh Garden Roll appetizers. The corn cakes were served over greens with diced fresh veggies and sweet chili sauce. Very yummy. Loved the rice paper wraps which were filled with vermicelli noodles, cucumber, carrot and grilled chicken.
Hubby had the spicy cashew chicken as his entree and I chose to have the hot and sour shrimp soup followed by Som-tum Papaya salad. The soup was pleasantly spicy and had a great sour punch. The soup comes with Enoki mushrooms, shrimp and tomato. My papaya salad was delicious, topped with grilled chicken. I can't stress this enough, this restaurant knows how to grill chicken. I wanted to amp up the spice level so when I asked for chiles, a small dish of freshly ground birds eye chiles and garlic arrived at the table.
Hubby's chicken and cashews had a nice array of fresh veggies in a mildly spicy sauce.
We didn't order a curry but I was pleased to see the extended varieties beyond just red, green and Panang. Massamam, Indonesian and jungle curries as well.
Service was very attentive and friendly. Truly looking forward to exploring the menu more.
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