had plenty of western food, so decided to try out a thai restaurant right by our B&B, thai moon, on 11.5.2015.
the place was ok, looked a bit the traditional thai, not the modern chef managed type.
place was still empty when we got there at 7pm. we were seated by the window. the restaurant is on level 2, a nice look out on the mont bay.
we wanted some thai curries. they charged £2.50 for rice each. figures it would come to £27 for 3 dishes + rice, so we decided to take the set menu £37 for 2. the english proprietor (who married a thai wife in 2003 & started the restuarant in 2005) was flexible enough to allow for some changes of curries/dishes on the set menu
we had 4 appetisers.
the prawn fritters was competent, like any good breaded prawn fritters in any western or japanese cafes.
the minced chicken deep-fried with bread was competent also.
wife didn’t like the chicken satay as it did not have the usual satay bbq flavours, felt more like a fritter. peanut sauce was a bit sweet.
the pork spare ribs were done quite well.
the curries though was a huge disappointment. the yellow curry prawns were nothing like the thanying yellow curry prawns we had eons ago. prawns were fresh & sweet, curries were below par.
likewise the red curry beef, tasted nothing like red curry.
the stir-fry was ok like any average stir-fry.
we had egg fried rice & jasmine rice provided with the set. we finished about 1/3 of the rice.
overall the set menu was not any cheaper than ala carte as i figured the appetisers were 1/2 portion. we gave £3 tip so the bill round up to £40 which for us was very expensive for the quality of food.
i cant say it was not authentic thai, but it was very average street thai. It was certainly no thai express, and there would be no comparison with the authentic quality thai food at patara.
and here in cornwall we could get excellent food at gurnard’s head & mackerel sky at the same price or lower.