Posts Tagged ‘Thai’

Paste Thai Contemporary Cuisine

December 18, 2019

We could find nowhere to eat, eventually settled on Paste Thai Contemporary Cuisine.

The exterior belies the interior, open and airy.

Attentive staff, maybe a little too attentive.

For starter we each had chicken and mushroom soup, though menu said chicken or mushroom, a few vegetables, with added coconut.

Main dishes, sweet and sour chicken and a deep fried crispy chicken with a sauce. I preferred the crispy chicken without the sauce as it changed the texture and taste. Both served with rice.

Ice cream with coconut for dessert.

Food was good, though maybe more suited to an evening meal than lunchtime.

Thai meal Maria’s Cafe

November 22, 2018

Waterloo Station, tired after trek to Dark Mountain Terra book launch, several minutes wait for a train and platform not yet showing on display board.

I decided to walk to Lower Marsh around the back of Waterloo Station and find something to eat in Maria’s Cafe.

It was packed and noisy. I nearly did not stay but a pleasant Thai girl found me a table.

Cashew nuts and pork stir fried served with rice was excellent.

The only problem, a nearby table full of noisy drunken yobs. I relocated to another table to get further away from them.

On leaving the restaurant, I said they had to deal with the problem, otherwise they would lose all their quality customers.

An Asian couple who left at the same time as I did, said they left as soon as they finished their meal because it was impossible to relax.

They were pleased when I said it was not usually like this as they had not been before and enjoyed their meal. They agreed, something had to be done about drunken yobs, either asked to quieten down or asked to leave as disturbing other diners.


S & M 2 Go

August 28, 2015
Thai green curry

Thai green curry

Thai dishes

Thai dishes

I popped in this Thai takeaway last week in Guildford and had Thai Green curry. It was excellent,and I decided to repeat the experience today.

I ordered Thai green curry. First in the pot rice, then the Thai green curry, then added a little broccoli and cauliflower, then a couple of spring rolls (though not in the pot).

I walked down to the Castle Grounds and enjoyed my meal.

The Thai green curry seeps down into the rice, adding extra flavour to the rice.

Whilst the weather is fine, this Thai takeaway will be where I will eat, or at least where I will order and take into the Castle Grounds.

Next time I will try one of the other dishes.

Located at the top of Guildford High Street, near Oxfam and Maplin.

My only criticism, plastic forks, brittle and liable to break and not good for the environment. Wooden forks would be better.

Dinner at Lemongrass

May 22, 2014
preparing food

preparing food

Lemongrass is a Pan-Asian restaurant. In other words, all of everything and all of nothing.

I was looking for an excellent Chinese restaurant. Lemongrass was anything but.

Soup was passable, the main course cold and barely edible. The steamed rice was lumpy.

Seating was outside. It was cold, with a strong wind blowing through, blankets were eventually brought out. It meant, assuming the food hot, it was stone cold within minutes.

Loud music resulted in a headache.

I am used to eating in an excellent Thai restaurant. Lemongrass came nowhere near.

Lunch at Thai restaurant

December 3, 2013
lunch at Thai restaurant

lunch at Thai restaurant

Excellent lunch at Thai restaurant in Jeffries Passage in Guildford.

Sadly, I was the only one there.

It was then, Harris + Hoole for a cappuccino and a cookie.

Mimosa in Aldershot

November 21, 2013
Mimosa Westgate Aldershot

Mimosa Westgate Aldershot

Mimosa is one of the chain eateries in the ghastly Westgate (or Wastegate as local retailers call it for the damage it is doing to the town centre) in Aldershot.

It was lunchtime and yet the place was almost empty. Had it not been for a group at one table and a couple at another table, the place would have been deserted.

An empty restaurant at what should be a busy time of day, especially as the price goes up after three o’clock, is never a good sign.

I chose lunchtime, as I thought would be busy, and at least the food fresh, not sitting there for hours.

Thursday lunchtime is the one day Aldershot is busy, as it is market day, although busy should be seen as a relative term, busy compared with other days when Aldershot is dead.

Mimosa is a buffet, help yourself and eat as much as you like.

The food is allegedly Asian, Chinese, Indian, Malaysian, Thai, in other words, all of everything, all of nothing.

I took one look at the food, it looked so unappetising, I turned on my heals and walked out.

The comment of someone who appeared to be in charge either the owner or manager was: Either eat the food or fuck off!

I thought maybe grab something to eat in Morrisons, mid to late afternoon their cafe is usually almost empty. To my surprise, it was very busy.

I changed my mind, grab something in the town, take a look at the market, and head off back home and eat when I got home.

Although the town was busier than most days, the market stalls were not busy. The fruit and vegetable stall at the bottom end of the town which always had a long queue, even late afternoon when the market is closing, was not busy.

If you want a mix of everything, try A&M, in the town centre, not good, but at least it is not a chain.

For real Thai food, try the Thai restaurant in Jeffries Passage in Guildford.

Why, oh why, is there nowhere decent to eat in Aldershot?

Top Story in The China Daily (Friday 29 November 2013).

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