When we are together, it’s either all or nothing. We either spend hours in the kitchen cooking up a feast (like this mouth watering brunch), or we just can’t be bothered and eat out. If Corinne can’t really take spicy food and I love a little spice in my dishes, there is one type of food we always agree on: Thai food. What is good with Thai food is that it offers both: mild & very spicy, as well as something in between,. Perfect right!? What’s even more perfect, is that we now have our very own favourite Thai restaurant. A place we know we will always be going back to when we are both in Manchester. This place is Thaikhun, and it’s so good we had to share it with you!
Our Favourite Thai Restaurant
During my first stay in Manchester we ate at The Alchemist, in Spinningfields. Walking to the restaurant we passed this really cute restaurant that had a terrace decorated with old bicycles, flowers & fairy lights. We were really intrigued! So we put that on our to-do list for next time.
In the mean time Corinne found out that the cute restaurant is called Thaikhun and went there with her boyfriend to see if it was as good as it looked. After that she was 100% sure I would love it and we had to go back together.
The way the restaurant is decorated, inside and out, is all we love! The fairy lights, the multiple warm pendant ceiling lights, the travel memory board, odd objects and the dark wooden tables really make it inviting and cosy. It doesn’t look big, but it can sit a lot of people for what we could see. We went on a Sunday evening and quite early (grannies spotted) so we were lucky, there wasn’t that many people there, so it felt even more cosy.
After the decor, one of the good things about Thaikhun (there are a lot) is that it offers a good variety dishes. You can choose between salads, soups, curries, stir fries, rice or noodles, fish, meat or tofu, mild, spicy or teary-eye hot. All of that! So there really is something for everyone.
As always we had a little something to share. We went for prawn crackers with a chili dip as Corinne loves them and new I would too. So yummy! and perfect to share. We were only the two of us, but the serving would have been fine for three or four.
Corinne loves thai soups so she went for a Kao Soi Gai . It’s a crispy noodle curry soup. You get a fairly large bowl of curry based soup with noodles in it, topped with vegetables, fresh chilies, an egg and some fried noodles. Yummy! (I also had a taste and approve).
As for me, I wanted to try something new. I love phadthai but wanted to go for something I’d never had yet. Something that sounded interesting. After a moment of hesitation I finally chose a massaman curry with chicken, served with rice. The curry is a thick and creamy curry (similar to a korma). Not spicy, but really tasty. It’s flavoured with cinnamon and star anis, and contains large chunks of potato, fried onion, and cashew nuts. And it was delicious! (this one also passed the sharing taste.)
Can it get any better?
We think it’s safe to say that the food is as good as the venue and vice versa. I really love it and can’t wait to go back to try new dishes. The people there were also very nice, which is always good to point out! As for prices, this is the last thing that makes this restaurant that fab. The appetizer was only £2, Corinne’s soup was £11 and my curry £10.5. With a total of £23.5 for two, we don’t think it can get better than that. We would have shared a desert, but we knew that if we did there was no way would have been able to walk back home… Maybe next time!
Do you like thai food? Which is your favourite restaurant or dish?
See you soon, love