Baan Thai, SW9 8LQ
- 020 7737 5888
- 401 Coldharbour Lane, SW9 8LQ
- noon-2:30pm, 6pm-midnight Mon-Sat; 6pm-midnight Sun
secretlondon ordered via Urbanbite in October 2008. Krew krob ("deep-fried white won-ton skin stuffed with triangle vegetables served with plum sauce"; £4) turned out to be five vegetable samosas photo. Pad mamuang himapan ("stir-fried king prawn with roasted cashew nut, mushroom and sun dried chilli"; £8) was prawns in batter, with no chilli and with green beans photo. Special pancake ("Thai pancake stuffed with coconut flower"; £4.50) was a large green pancake containing dessicated coconut photo. The order came with free prawn crackers.
Laura and Kit visited in July 2010 for dinner. We had Thai fish cakes and vegetable tempura for starters, and khao pad pric (chicken fried rice) and the chef's special Baan Thai noodles for main courses. The fish cakes were good; the tempura however was very stodgy with too much heavy batter. Kit's chicken rice was highly flavoured and chili-spiced; Laura's noodles came with a good number of king prawns which appeared to be fresh (not frozen), in a coconut sauce.
Service was attentive if slightly haphazard — the fish cakes arrived well before the tempura, then the waiter asked if the mains could be served before the starters were taken away. The bill came to £36 for these four dishes plus four 330ml bottles of Chang beer.