Songkran, SM3 8BD
Thai restaurant in Cheam.
It's quite small inside, with around 32 seats at closely-spaced tables. Disposable white paper tablecloths conceal attractive red linens, echoed by red satin napkins. Lighting is low.
Kake and James visited on a Tuesday evening in October 2010. We hadn't booked, but there was room for us; the place was around half-full during our visit.
Ka nhom jeeb (steamed dumplings rather like siu mai; £5) photo were OK, though a little overcooked. Som tum (green papaya salad; £5.50) photo was also OK, but not spicy or fishy enough for Kake's taste. Ped ma kharm (duck with tamarind; £6.50) photo continued the theme of "OK"; the fat hadn't been rendered out sufficiently, and there wasn't very much tamarind flavour evident. Finally, pad kra prao tao hoo (beancurd with chilli and basil; £5.50) photo could have been spongier in texture, and wasn't particularly spicy, but was generally competent apart from that.
Service was fine, and quite friendly.
Kake's verdict: A decent enough high-street Thai place. I might eat here again if I happened to be in Cheam, but wouldn't make a special journey.
Accessibility: Very cramped inside. Getting inside at all can be a little tricky, since the tables come right up to the door and there's a glass barrier directly inside the entrance.