Since there only seems to be 2 other reviews for this place, I thought I would contribute.
We went to Asian Palm on New Year's day, since there was very little else open in Holetown. We joked that we might as well go across the road to KFC and treat ourselves to a couple of orders of fries.
Asian Palm positions itself to be a Thai/Asian cuisine restaurant, an it has a very basic cafe feel to it. In the UK, this type of restaurant is very popular, since the budget feel usually means very low prices and amazing food. However, at Asian Palm, this is not the case.
The tables were covered in plastic film, and were sticky. The chairs were of the cheapest plastic furniture variety. The menu was plastic covered, and was also sticky. The most concerning thing about the menu was the price of the dishes - $23 barbados dollars for vegetarian Pad Thai? This is top London swanky uptown restaurant money. The food here must be amazing - this must be some sort of Pad Thai Royale! we thought.
We ordered Pad Thai, Tofu in Black Bean Sauce and Vegetable Yellow Curry, and rice as a side.
First up was the Pad Thai: it didn't look or taste anything like any Pad Thai I have ever had. It was just a bunch of vegetables with a few broken strands of flat noodles in it. It didn't taste of much at all, and didn't have the usual Pad Thai style sauce, nor and bean sprouts or ground peanuts. In fact it was so bland and didn't appear to have been seasoned.
We then tried the Yellow Curry. The same vegetables that were in the Pad Thai were present, nothing else. On tasting the sauce I had an immediate flashback to 1975 and my first and only ghastly experience with tasting a Homepride Cook-in Curry sauce, mainly because it looked like it had been thickened with flour or some other horrid substance. It gave an aftertaste similar to that of a pot noodle. Again, this was rather bland and not spicy at all. Actually I'm being kind - it was really really awful.
Lastly, the Tofu in Black Bean Sauce: actually not as bad as the other dishes, but still pretty low quality - very bland and not spicy at all.
The rice was fine - but no gold star for getting that one right I'm afraid.
We fiddled with the food for a short while and promptly left after paying the bill of $111 Barbados dollars that included the above, plus a Banks Beer and a Rum and Coke, plus service that was added to the bill.
KFC would have been better.
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