We were looking for the signature soup of Thailand: Tom Yam.
Closest thing on the wordy menu contained the words "tom yam", but the dish that showed up at the table contained not a hint of lemongrass, galinga, onion, mushrooms, onion, makrouk leaves, hot peppers...or lime juice -- all essential ingredients in Thai tom yam. Instead, this concoction had noodles, squid and shrimp, which if seasoned correctly, might have resulted in a Thai-like dish. But the weird inclusion of noodles and the omission of all vegetables and seasonings resulted in something I've never seen in any restaurant or good stall in my 8 years of residence there; and more importantly, was not tasty. I suppose my disappointment was apparent, and lead to increasingly surly service as the meal wore on.
Table decor was nice, but not Thai. In Thailand, any noodle dish would always be served with chopsticks, which were notably absent here. Also nam pla (fish sauce), ubiquitous in every Thai restaurant, wasn't anywhere to be seen.
I hate to plant a bomb in any place that is trying, but in this case, if you are looking for anything approaching authentic Thai food, you need to turn your back and run.More