Thaikhun Thai Restaurant Review
One of my favourite food cuisines is Thai. I have never been to Thailand, I will go one day when the boys are older and maybe a bit more adventurous with food…but why not give the amazing food a try with the boys now to see if they like it now! Here is my review on the Thaikhun Thai Restaurant.
Thaikhun Thai restaurant contacted me back in July before our holidays to ask me if the 5 of us fancied trying out their new family National Geographic inspired menu. The nearest restaurant to us is Cambridge and as we are there (at least) 3 days a week with football it fitted in perfectly with a late lunch after a family football fun day on a Sunday in the summer holidays.
It’s a perfect location for a restaurant. Cambridge is a stunningly beautiful city with architecture to admire, people watching to your hearts content, wander along the cobbled streets or the river Cam. The restaurant was situated right next to the punting launch bit of the river.
We were greeted by the super friendly Maître D who showed us to a table outside in the courtyard by the fountain. Handy for children’s entertainment. There was lots of choice inside or out but it was a hot day so outside we went:-)
The Menu & Our Order
The menu was explained and we placed our orders. The children’s menu was a lot of fun. It is served canteen/bento box style and they could mix and match various different pieces from the menu. Dylan the eldest will try most things, Josh is a bit fussier then you get to Jack who is very particular shall we say!
Dylan went for satay chicken and noodles with BBQ sauce with carrot & cucumber sticks. Josh went for chicken in breadcrumbs and rice, also with the vegetables. Jack went for chicken satay and rice with sticky chilli sauce. All boys got a creepy crawly starter before the main event arrived. We didn’t tell them what it was and just got them to eat it. It was dried silk worms!! A great source of protein and Dylan actually enjoyed them! Here was Josh’s face after we told him it was a worm, he wasn’t happy! The boys drank apple juice and coconut water for Jack (a huge surprise!)
Hubby and I didn’t really know where to start, except I was eating clean so whatever I chose needed to be healthy. Thai is a great cuisine for eating clean. I chose vegetable dim sum starters and sea bass baked in banana leaves with rice noodles. All of this I could eat no problems. I drank coconut water. Hubby went for crispy prawns starter and Thai beef curry with sticky rice. He drank Thai beer.
How was our Food?
The food was amazing, all of it. The starters were just the right size, were light and super tasty.
My main course was amazing. The sea bass was stuffed with lemongrass and ginger and all Thai flavours, it was so good. The rice noodles tasted very good, I can’t get mine to taste like at home. Hubby’s curry (I did try a little in the interest of this review!) was amazing. The meat fell apart and the sauce was flavoursome with a perfect amount of spice. The sticky rice was so sweet.
The boys loved their food and it all disappeared very quickly. The joy I get from watching my children actually eat their food is incredible. I make so much food that is disliked or I spend so much time persuading them to eat, so when they eat is amazing. We go back to restaurants where I know the children will eat the food!! The chicken was amazing, slight argument between Dylan and Josh over the chicken in breadcrumbs. Next time they all will have it!! The boys had mini-milk ice-lollies for dessert. Hubby and I were too full!
We really enjoyed Thaikhun Thai restaurant and definitely recommend if for lunch or dinner either as a couple or with the children. There are a few about we went to Cambridge, but they have 8 restaurants in total Manchester, Guildford, Oxford to name a few. Here is a link to their website, take a look at the menu and why not pay them a visit.
We received our dinner and drinks free of charge in return for this review post.