Thai Aroy Dee is on Vicar Lane, sandwiched between the Tong Palace and an "adult superstore" (mmm...classy). It is a nice little cafe, small, but when we went was packed with a great range of patrons including a lot of Thai which is always a great sign when looking for authentic, tasty food.
Having picked up a couple of beers from Gerrys on Briggate (one of the best wine and spirit purveyors in the city by the way), we settled in for a starter of prawn and vegetable tempura. The batter was super light and crispy, the vegetables hot and full of flavour and served with a sweet piquant chilli sauce. A very good start.
The chicken was absolutely brilliant - sweet, salty and lovely and spicy and was definitely my favourite. I wasn't a huge fan of the duck, but I'm not normally as I don't like the fat. It tasted nice but was a bit overwhelmed by the chicken. The broccoli was a total revelation: crunchy broccoli with a salty, fishy sauce, ginger and chilli. Fantastic.
I'd definitely recommend trying Thai Aroy Dee - it might not look like much from the outside but the food is wonderful. Next time we are going to be a bit more adventurous and ask for some recommendations of more off-piste dishes.
|Yum phed yang (hot and sour roast duck with chilli and lemon)|
|pad medmamuang himmapran (chicken with pineapple, cashews and an extra dose of chilli for me|
|Me and my broccoli|
|Joe enjoying his rice|
|Joe's lunch - pad thai and spring rolls|