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Absolute Thai Gives You A Reason Not To Fly To Bangkok When You Miss The Food

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What Makes It Awesome?

Everyone who's ever been to Thailand can't stop raving about the street food, and once they've been a few times they know the whole hygiene factor isn't conducive for surviving only on street food, but how about a neat, clean restaurant that serves real Bangkok style Thai food, and makes you miss that city a little less?

Absolute Thai is a bit of a hole in the wall, and the slightly cheesy interiors can sway you but look beyond all that and you won't be sorry. The first time we went there, a friend from Delhi was waiting to pack a meal for his family, that reinforced our faith and we went on to have a hearty, satisfying, meat-laden meal.

The menu is typical of Asian tourist cities, there's a picture of each dish so you can choose easily. We started with the Chicken Satay that comes with a homemade peanut sauce, one of the best we have ever had. We followed it up with chicken wings, the crispy kind you see hanging on the streets of Bangkok, they make a fresh chilli, cilantro, and red onion dip to go with starters, do ask for it, the wings work superbly with it.

We added a Moo Krob as well, wok-fried pork which is more like a meat salad, speaking of salads, do try their Som Tam, Laab and Namtok, and make the namtok, pork. The curry and stir-fry selections are pretty big and can be customised to some extent between vegetarian, prawn, pork or chicken.

The green curry and Massaman are must-haves, though we enjoyed the stir fries with sticky rice as much. For a meal in a bowl, choose between the Khao Suey or Bamee Kiew, which is yellow noodles, wantons, and a choice of meats. Their fish dishes usually involve an entire fish, thus the slightly escalated price points, the dish is a meal in itself, all you need is a side of steamed jasmine rice, and you're sorted.

Go back for the Phad Thai, it's the perfect balance of sweet and spicy, and they make it with glass noodles and not the flat ones, basically, lets you eat more. The portions aren't very big which is a plus since it allows you to try more food. By no means should you miss the Mango Sticky Rice, it takes time because they make it fresh, I asked for the coconut milk to be cold since I like the whole hot and cold play, but even warm it's absolutely perfect.

What Could Be Better?

To be fair they’re super new, but they tend to get overwhelmed when the restaurant is full, so the food takes time to reach your table. If you plan to eat a lot, then expect it in courses.

How Much Did It Cost?

INR 1,000 - INR 3,000

Best To Go With?

Family, Bae, and Kids.