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“Indonesians don't generally like Thai food and it shows”
Review of Thai Express

Thai Express
Ranked #892 of 1,174 Restaurants in Yogyakarta
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Yogyakarta
Level 6 Contributor
180 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“Indonesians don't generally like Thai food and it shows”
Reviewed January 4, 2012

Indonesians like Indonesian food
Western food is bland and Thai or Indian food tastes like medicine
I hear the generalisastions over and over again, sadly they remain true at least to some extent

Fresh coriander leaf is simply not part of the Indonesian cuisine nor is fresh lemongrass, in-fact fresh itself is pretty much low on the list... hence its true for most Indonesians the bulk of Thai dishes taste quite weird, with their focus on fish sauce, coriander and lemongrass.

So whats the answer?.... Thai express, the Thai food you have when your not having Thai food, brought to you in mall style express service, looks like Indonesian food, tastes like Indonesian food, but look its got a thai name !

Basically if you know and like Thai food, simply don't bother, get on airplane, your in the wrong country
But if you dont know or perhaps dont like Thai food... Then yeahaa !!! this is one more exciting fast and fairly yummy way to experience and Indonesian interpretation of Thai cuisine

  • Visited April 2011
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  • English first
  • Indonesian first
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English first
Berlin, Germany
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647 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 376 helpful votes
“Not so thai”
Reviewed October 29, 2011

If you were in Thai and tasting Thai food you will know what i mean on not so Thai, compare to the real thai food, their cuisine is need more fresh feeling on the dish.Thai food is so fragrant and fresh, this is more like they want to mixed with indo tongue

Visited October 2011
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“A pseudo Thai restaurant. Much too high priced for a much too low quality. I was happy to visit a Thai restaurant in...”
Reviewed January 2, 2008

A pseudo Thai restaurant.
Much too high priced for a much too low quality. I was happy to visit a Thai restaurant in Yogya but quite disapointed about the food there which is only marginal Thai food and of course without porc.

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