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Dinner at Thaikhun

Interior of Thaikhun
All the best things start with a spontaneous decision!

I met my husband after work and we were due to go Christmas food shopping, but instead we decided to have a look at what was open (and not busy) in the new Westquay Watermark. 

We came across Thaikhun and Mark had been talking about this place for a couple of days, so we decided to give it a go as we are both big fans of Thai food. We walked into the restaurant and was instantly greeted by the warm, friendly staff, who ask where we wanted to sit and then showed us to our seats. The waitress who served us that night was very helpful in recommending what was good on the menu and also what cocktails to try. 

To start we shared some pork scratching to nibble on, and these were nothing like I had before, they were light and easy to eat. For our starters we had their Bangkok Street Platter, which consists of grilled chicken satay, Thai prawn toast, prawn and pork dumplings and red curried corn cakes. Unfortunately we had to change the dumplings to Moo Dad Deow - Honey Pork because there was no dumplings, but the pork was gorgeous and the staff were apologetic. 

The Bangkok Street Platter
For mains we both went for a beef Massaman curry because it is our favourite and what better way to judge a Thai restaurant than on the dish we love. The curry didn't disappoint and I was over the moon with it because it was full of flavour. The flavour got better the more the Massaman cooled down and by the end I was in heaven! I have had Massaman curry in other places around Southampton. The one Mark makes at home has always been my favourite, but on this occasion this curry was on par, if not slightly better! - but shh don't tell him that!

Beef Massaman Curry


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