We were excited to find out from Tripadvisor that there was a good restaurant near Centara West Sands, where we were staying. We were getting really tired of the hotel food there and was glad to hear about a restaurant serving Thai food that was within walking distance.
The walk out there was fun - It was a 10 minute walk with our 3 children and we saw chickens, oxen, exotic roadkill (snake, lizard, etc.) It was an educational experience for our 1.5 year old twin and our 4 year old girl. We were pleasantly surprised at the decor of the restaurant - it looked like we had walked into someone's house. There were comfortable sofas, chairs, armchairs, as well as tables. We ordered our favorite dishes and were eagerly awaiting the food.
The food was so disappointing that I am compelled to write this review the moment I returned to our villa. Everything we ordered was bland and uninteresting. The items were ordered were Tom Yam Goong with Coconut Cream, Linda's chicken wings, Morning glory with oyster sauce, Pad Thai, Mango Salad and Yum Woon Sen (Spicy Seafood Noodle Salad). Literally every dish we tasted made us cringe. There was nothing of the Thai flavors that we love. Nothing was spicy, or sweet or salty - it was just bland. The Tom Yum was passable, but that was about it. We left more than half of the food uneaten and my kids simply refused to take more than 3 bites. It's hard to go wrong with Mango Salad, but they managed to make even that bland.
Perhaps if you have truly western taste buds and consider Black Pepper spicy, than you might enjoy the "thai" food here. But if you are truly a Thai food lover and like your food flavorful, then please give this place a pass. They even charged 5% service charge to add insult to injury!!
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