Chinese and East Asian
Once inside, the soft, traditional Thai music, neutral tones and intricate wood carvings immediately create a feeling of calm and tranquillity, as well as an air of spaciousness. Being a family-run restaurant, the service is friendly, efficient and punctuated with personal touches, such as their mouth-watering homemade sauces, authentic Thai crockery and goblets engraved with Thai elephants.
The menu is abundant and varied but we finally decided on a starter of gung shoop, a light and crispy tempura of tiger prawns served with a sweet homemade chilli dip. For the main course we chose panang gai - chicken stir-fried with garlic, fresh coriander and pepper; and panang gung - tiger prawns in red curry paste, lime leaves and coconut milk, accompanied by steamed jasmine rice. The dishes arrived sizzling and attractively garnished with flowers and leaves fashioned from carrots and courgettes, and kept hot by a central plate-warmer. The glorious flavours of the dishes did not disappoint and were followed by an equally sumptuous dessert of green Thai pancakes made with coconut, palm sugar and pandanus leaves and served with vanilla ice cream.
Dining at Sang Thai is a treat for all the senses, and the staff are willing to please. They offer a useful and popular takeaway service as well as providing catering arrangements of both Thai and European cuisine for private functions. With its friendly reputation and fragrant, authentic cuisine, the Sang Thai is neither over-priced nor over-praised. Thai