Chinese and East Asian
Mr Wong has been successfully running this charming Thai restaurant on Whiteladies Road for the last seven years, so when he recommended the 'Bangkok Delight' mixed starter for two, my partner and I agreed at once. The crispy fishcakes, pork dumplings and chicken satay skewers (accompanied by five exotic dips) proved a tantalising start. For my main course, I plumped for the popular massaman neua, a mild dish of stewing beef and potatoes cooked in a gorgeous red curry sauce containing coconut milk, nutmeg and peanuts. My partner chose a noodle dish featuring strips of sautéed beef and mushrooms in a rich oyster sauce, served with a little bamboo pot of sticky rice. Despite both choosing meat dishes on this occasion there were over a dozen tempting vegetarian main courses on offer. A bottle of Mondelli pinot grigio worked beautifully with the spices of our food and we finished with a thick slice of green pandan cake and banana fritters with vanilla ice cream. Traditional carvings from Chiang Mai adorn the walls and multi-coloured banners hang from the ceiling, while oil lamps on each table create an intimate atmosphere. Three separate dining rooms over two floors maintain the restaurant's intimacy while coping with a steady stream of customers. Bangkok House also delivers within a five-mile radius on orders over £20.