Having a craving Thai food, we recently made our way to Thai Farmer, which is a real 'hole-in-the-wall' restaurant in Wan Chai. This has been our 'go to' place for probably the past 5-6 years, being the only Thai restaurant we have been able to find consistently good, close to authentic style Thai Cuisine.
Thai Farmer dishes are not always Grade A quality but they are usually very good and quite authentic. They don't serve up the overly sweet 'Cantonese-friendly' versions of Thai cuisine here, its much more similar to what you'd find in the small eateries in Bangkok or up in Northern Thailand. This is why we pretty much stick to Thai Farmer when seeking out Thai cuisine.
During a recent dinner at Thai Farmer we very much enjoyed a made prepared 'Spicy' Beef Salad dish. Beef slices was succulent and had absorbed the natural flavours of the juice very well. They made it a bit spicier upon request and this really helped to unlock and accentuate the natural flavours of this dish. Not certain, but believe this dish was prepared in Northern Thai style as it very much resembled this regional dish, which we have very much enjoyed during trips to Chang Mai and the north of the country. In the end, this dish was just very good (4.25 of 5) and one we will continue to order at Thai Farmer in the future.
We also tried a bowl of Tom Yum Gai 'chicken' soup that was also very good. The ingredients were spot on, making the soup taste as exactly like it should. One slight complaint however, was the use of pre-boiled chicken thrown into the Tom Yum soup, instead of being cooked into the soup in traditional manner. This makes a rather noticeable impact on the taste of the chicken. Nevertheless, the Tom Yum Gai was still good much better than what most Thai restaurants in the city try to serve up (3.75 of 5).
Overall, another very good visit to Thai Farmer and continued reason for return visits in the future and recommendation for this tiny little joint in Wan Chai.
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