Monday, May 28, 2012

thai: i recommend THAI MADE



THAI MADE 泰美泰國原始料理
台北市大安區東豐街34號
(02) 2784-0303

MRT: Zhongxiao/Fuxing or DaAn

website: Thai Made FB page

hours: 11AM-2:30PM; 5:30PM-10PM

$$

Kid friendliness: no high chairs spotted, but many non spicy items on the menu

Visit reviewed: 3/11/2012


Joined late to a dinner with my friends at the fairly new Thai Made on Dong Feng Street. It's a cute little space, on a lane with restaurants that have cute little spaces including the Citizen Cane turned Cubano turned Fourplay bar down the street. Good for date night or family dinners.



There's about twelve or so tables with an open kitchen along the side and a semi private room in the back. Fresh green coconuts and vegetables line the counter, and the aroma of stir fried chilis and spices sometimes permeate the air.



The menu is quite varied and expansive in English, Thai and Chinese, with curries, salads, soups, rice, noodles, stir-fries, vegetables, grilled meats and seafood.



One of Thai Made's signature dishes is a seafood red curry in whole coconut (NT$400). My friends had already almost finished it when I got there - it was sweet with a lot of bits of crab and chunky curry.


Thai hot and sour prawn soup (NT$350) 


Northern style grilled pork on skewers with peanut sauce



Northern style grilled aromatic beef (NT$280)





Everything tasted fresh and the right amounts of sour, spicy, sweet. I'd definitely go back to explore more of the menu, though I haven't had a chance to yet. I'd recommend going with a group of people so you could order more and share family style.

1 comment:

Lee Banwell said...

Sorry but this place was a massive disappointment. The food was borderline okay - one dish was left uneaten completely (no one asked if there was a problem either), the fish was overcooked and dry, the sauces were bland heavy gravy instead of spicy, zesty and light. Didn't seem to bother others as it was very busy. Also the restaurant layout is fundamentally flawed - certainly for colder evenings or busy times. There is no waiting area and people have to either wait outside or mill around the entrance/pay area. Very poor all round. Couldn't pay me to go back.

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