Since I read great reviews of this restaurant, and thai foods is my favorite food, I took my vietnamese girlfirend here on my last night in Saigon. Big mistake, I should have stayed with all the great vietnamese restaurants all over town she made me discover.
The setiing, an old Hanoi-style wooden house, is indeed quite beautiful and stylish. The restaurant was practically empty, bar a few expats at the bar.
The portions in this restaurant are huge: we ordered four dishes to share, which was way too much. A single dish feeds two — if you can handle all the grease.
The fried catfish and mango salad was a gigantic pancake of minced deep-fried catfish, with a few rasped green mangos on the top. The catfish obviously was deep-fried at a too low temperature and those soaked with oil. Same problem with the "soft-shell crab in light curry" - the crab was deep fried, but not crisp, soaking in oil. The omelette-style curry topping was OK, but you get an idea how heavy this dish also was on your stomach...
The raw shrimp salad sounded appealing: the shrimps with their sauce indeed were appealing, the huge pile of rasped (western) cabbage without dressing they sat upon wasn't, and definitively unthai. We also had a plate of "spicy" (but not really) stir-fried noodles, subpar too.
There is a much better thai restaurant just a few bocks away, called the "Blue Elephant", in Thit Sach street. If you want to eat thai, go there. Otherwise, there are loads of AMAZING vietnamese restaurants in Saigon, more so in District three than in District one.
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