Busaba Eathai - Westfield Shepherd’s Bush

Busaba Eathai - Westfield Shepherd’s Bush

Chinese and East Asian

0.5 miles
Westfield Shopping Centre, Shepherd’s Bush, West-London, W12 7GA
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Busaba Eathai is a modern Thai eatery, conceived by Alan Yau who opened the first branch on Soho's Wardour Street in 1999. Over 15 years on, there are 11 Busaba restaurants in and around London, with further locations opening in Dubai and across the UK in 2015.

Busaba is a variety of Thai flower and, as you might have guessed, Eathai is a fusion of 'eat' and 'Thai'. Differing from formal dining establishments, Busaba Eathai represents a Thai casual dining venue with a menu devised to feed you with minimal fuss. Each Busaba branch contains intrinsic sensory elements designed to welcome guests into the unique dining experience. Guests are greeted at the door with a tranquil water feature filled with floating candles and Gerbera flowers, as lemongrass incense infuses the air. At the heart of the dining room sits a bronzed Buddha. Guests are invited to sit at communal tables to encourage sharing between friends.

Busaba delivers a much-coveted, flavoursome selection of freshly prepared salads, stir-fries and curries. The intentionally simple yet sophisticated menu also offers an extensive list of Asian-inspired juices and smoothies, as well as a carefully curated wine list - all with enough character to complement the food. The iconic selection of dishes is the creation of executive chef Jude Sangsida, the heart and soul of the Busaba kitchen. His love of food began in his humble family kitchen in Pakchong Town, Thailand, with his talent leading him to study under the head chef for the Thai royal family. Today, he lends his skill and wisdom to Busaba, infl uencing everything on the menu - from the spicy som tam salad made with green papaya, to the traditional pad Thai and Busaba's famous Thai calamari with ginger and green peppercorns.

At the heart of Busaba is sookjai. Based on traditional Buddhist values, sookjai is about avoiding the everyday chaos that distracts you. Instead, it encourages you to focus on taking life as it comes and create your own reality. Its literal meaning is 'to enjoy' and 'happy heart'. Busaba's food philosophy is 'gan gin gan yuu', which means 'as you eat, so you are'. It is an axiom which parallels Brillat-Savarin's 'you are what you eat', but goes further to suggest you also define yourself by your approach to food; the choice of ingredients, preparation and presentation are all indicative of who you are
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Open: Mon-Thurs noon-11pm; Fri-Sat noon-11.30pm; Sun noon-10pm