This post is coming in a little later than usual, but I thought the timing could be perfect as Ramadan is just over and you can start planning where to head for brunch/lunch soon? 🙂
Located among the throng of restaurants at Wafi, Thai Chi serves Thai and Chinese cuisines for a lover of both Asian fares.
Boasting airy interiors, the theme of the place is difficult to ignore due to Buddha statues placed on every table. Our starters enter just when we were settling into the calm and relaxed atmosphere; Goong Takra (AED 75), Lettuce Wraps (AED 60), and Hong Kong Dim Sum (AED 65). The Goong Takra (fried prawns) was an immediate hit and complemented the sweet plum sauce quite well.
We decided to skip the soups and headed straight to the main course while sipping on refreshing drinks. As suggested by our server, we asked for the Gaeng Khiew Waan Gai (AED 116). Thai green curry with chicken in simpler words. A delightful marriage of coconut cooked with baby eggplant, sweet basil and chicken. We could call this comfort food and this curry is the best we’ve had in Dubai till date.
The Sizzling Prawns (AED 110) and Black Pepper Beef (AED 129)arrived next. Both doing justice to the dish. Although, I would have preferred the beef to be cut into thinner slices.
Visiting a Thai restaurant and not having Mango and Sticky Rice (AED 65) would be a crime, so in comes the dish with Tub Tim Krob (AED 53). Comparatively, the water chestnut rubies stole the show. Served with crushed ice to dilute the thick coconut milk. What a way to end a meal!
If I’m going back: I loved the Goong Takra and wouldn’t miss that for the world. We also can’t forget the green curry and are craving it this very moment. The pricing seems a bit high for the portions served, but we are ready to disregard it for special occasions.
In short, Thai Chi is probably one of our favorite restaurants for Thai food.
It is one of those ventures that specializes in more than one cuisine and is successful. We’ve had experiences in quite a lot of places that are multi cuisine but ordinary and “too boring”. Thai Chi is none and you can walk in when you want a quick fix of no-nonsense Thai or Chinese.
What do you think of restaurants that specialize in more than one cuisine? What is your favorite place?