The restaurant is located on King William Street – it’s also in walking distance to Jackson Square in Downtown Hamilton. King William Street is actually a pretty nice area. We were able to find a parking spot right in front of the restaurant – parking is also free on weekends and on weekdays after 6pm. Inside, the walls were filled with authentic Thai décor, fixtures, furniture and art. There was also a shelf showcasing a collection of unique products from Thailand. The dining area was dimly lit with light seeping through the blinds. There was also am interesting collection of tables and chairs. There were authentic tree trunks as tables and chairs and beautifully carved wood chairs. There were plants and ornaments hanging from the ceiling and around the fountain. It’s definitely and interesting setting and environment for lunch and dinner.
I noticed that a few tables weren’t cleared and there was only one server running around. Later in the evening, he informed us that the other waitress was a no-show. We were VERY patient with him because he also had about 5-7 tables to serve.
It took about 20 minutes to punch in our orders and another half an hour for our food to arrive. We wanted to be adventurous, so we asked for suggestions. Our appetizers consisted of fresh shrimp chips with chili sauce, spicy fish cakes with peanut sauce, chicken and tofu satay, tom yum soup and Mieng Kam. Mieng Kam are healthy hors d’oeuvres with ground shrimp, sweet dipping sauce and shredded coconut in a leaf wrap.
Unfortunately, our order of Pad See Ew was extremely salty! We also ordered three types of rice to go with the beef curry. The sticky rice and the coconut rice were my favourite! Our main dishes were salty spicy so the coconut rice was a beautiful balance to those flavours.
This restaurant has a big list of menu items. You can find more authentic dishes than MyThai, Thai Express or any of the Vietnamese/Thai restaurants. It’s a place worth visiting!