We went for our first time to Aroi Thai in the evening – superb food, we opted for a set menu, to avoid having to make choices. Set menu C was £24.95 each, for 4 courses, although the last course was tea or coffee! – just as well, as the portions were generous! The set menu mixed starter was superb -marinated charcoal grilled chicken in Thai spices served with peanut sauce, deep-fried marinated prawns wrapped in a light pastry, deep-fried minced prawn and chicken on toast, sprinkled with sesame seeds served with Thai sweet chilli sauce, roasted spare ribs marinated in Thai spices, coriander root and honey, and deep-fried spring rolls, filled with vegetables and vermicelli, all served with Thai sauces. Then, for the second course, we had Tom Kha Gai a Thai hot and sour coconut soup with mushrooms, and lots of flavours of generous Thai herbs mixed with coconut milk with a touch of chilli oil – I noticed lemon, with your choice of chicken or prawns. The third course, the main course, was 4 dishes, a mild creamy Thai curry dish, made with potatoes simmered in coconut milk with ground peanuts and topped with deep fried onions, with your choice of beef or lamb (we had beef – chewy!), deep fried lightly battered fillet of fish topped with three flavour sauce, chicken with spring onion, peppers, tomatoes in red wine sauce served on a flaming sizzling platter and wok cooked bean sprouts, spinach and seasonal vegetables in oyster sauce. We particularly liked the battered fish and the bean sprouts and spinach, and finally, green or jasmine tea.
Our table though was not in the best position, right at the back of the restaurant, next to the back doors out to the smoking area, and just near to the gents, and not well lit. Perhaps we have to go a few more times! The service though was very good, friendly and attentive – our waitress was a lovely Thai girl, now married to a Crewe man, and living there. We will be back!!
I would have given 5 stars if our table had been better placed!
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