Monday, 17 October 2011
Vegan MoFo - Restaurant Review: Phuket Pavilion
We went to Phuket Pavilion, which is an amazing Thai restaurant up the road from our flat. We could've walked there if it hadn't been raining. We probably go there every couple of months because the food is delicious and filling, and it's really convenient.
Mike always gets the spring rolls as a starter. I usually get the sweet potato fritters to start, but the last time I had them, they were just too greasy, so this time, I got the Soup Pak (veg in clear broth). It was really lovely - not spicy, not too heavy, and very few bits to avoid (unlike the Tom Kah Hed Nang Fah, which, while delicious, has bits of lemongrass and such that aren't very appetizing to me).
For mains, we shared a Panang Tao Hu (bean curd in red curry sauce) and a Chu Chi Hed Nang Fah (oyster mushrooms in red curry sauce), and we got a coconut rice each (which comes out in a hollowed out coconut!). I wanted bean curd but also something veg-like. We usually only get a starter each and one curry and rice to share, but I thought I'd still be hungry enough for my own curry tonight. I was wrong. Even though I only ate about 2/3 of my soup, I still only managed half of my curry and rice. That said, it was, as usual, delicious. And we have leftovers!
We'd probably go more often, but it's a bit pricey, and I usually need to be in the mood for Thai. But I'd definitely recommend it. Also, it's not a veggie restaurant, so it would be good for groups full of omnis. And they always seem to be a bit empty, so we worry about them staying open. Go there!