Thai Town aims to replicate the street food cultures of Bangkok, Phuket and Chiang Mai – all within one 200-seat space bursting with colour and nostalgic kitsch.
At the entrance, a counter functions as a mini grocery with salted egg cakes, instant noodles and durian crisps. Further in, you’ll see an open kitchen and a vast dining room fitted out with ‘90s advertisements and festoon lights imported from Thailand.
If there’s a lot going on with the interiors, the menu more than matches it: there are over 98 items to choose from. Most dishes are heavily street-food-inspired. There’s chargrilled sausages; deep-fried pork intestine skewers; and quail eggs fried in crispy wonton wrappers. And there are quintessential Thai dishes too such as spicy and comforting tom yum or a classic boat noodle soup (the bestseller).
For dessert, try the lod chong: pandan-jelly noodles served with palm sugar syrup, coconut ice-cream and crushed ice.
For drinks, traditional Thai beers including Singha and Chang are joined by more modern additions such as a Thai tea spiked with Bailey’s and yadong, a potent spirit akin to moonshine. If you’re here with a group, it’s worth ordering a three-litre beer tower.
Live music plays every night. Booking is essential if you want to secure a table during performance times on a Friday.