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Wondee Siam

Joe | Jan 12, 2004 10:05 AM

Following some not-so-recent messages on this board, we had lunch at WS (not WS2) the other day.

Tod Mun Pla - fish and red curry cakes were average. They suffered from the typical texture problem of this dish (chewey inside, wrinkeld/deflated outside), but that is how I have always had it served in Thai restaurants. Too bad that they do not chop the fish finely rather than grind it.

Duck Spring Rolls - nothing interesting at all. Very bland with the only discernible taste being that of a single thai basil leaf inserted into each fried roll.

Pad Kra Prow (with pork) - an ordinary stir fry of the quality you might expect from any generic chinese take away, topped with Thai Basil. Despite repeated request for "very spicy", there was only a hint of heat in the dish.

Kaeng Masaman Shrimp - excessively sweet (it is supposed to be quite sweet, but not that sweet), masking any flavors of the Masaman curry that might have been present. I would have liked this to have been less sweet, with more of the other expected spices and with yam, sweet potato or pumpkin used in place of ordinary potatoes.

Tofu soup, included in the price of the entrees, was very ordinary chicken soup with very ordinary tofu.

We did not ask for the Thai menu as we do not read Thai.

Based on this meal, I cannot see why anyone would rave about this restaurant.

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