Tonight we made an impromptu, Groupon fuelled trip to Thai Erawan. Joe and I have been to Thai Erawan quite a lot, and usually it's a very satisfying night. Tonight was no different - it was a little quiet but the food was great, and to be honest, that was all I cared about today!
The Groupon deal was actually 2 mains, 2 rices and 2 glasses of wine for around £12.00. We bumped it up with a dumpling starter and some thai crackers, and a couple of beers.
Our pork and prawn dumplings were great, as always. We've been avoiding dumplings for a while because they became such a mainstay in our thai ordering - but tonight nothing else would do. Meaty, with a salty sauce and cabbage shreds, they were really yummy. With crunchy thai crackers and a sweet chili sauce - what else could you want?
I love spicy food and it is my groundhog day moan about how no restaurants cook it the way I like. This time round, we picked very well. We went for a stir fried pork with chilli and black pepper dish and chicken breast with sizzling sauce. Both were really good, and the black pepper has a very satisfying kick! The chicken came with a really special chili sauce with lots of fish sauce and tangy spice.
Overall, we had a great meal and would really like more people to give Thai Erawan a go. I know some people have grumbled about the service, but I have never experienced any problems and I think people should really give it a chance.