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Date of visit: Jan 9 2016

So I was in the mood for thai one Saturday night and headed first to the new yum yum in Walthamstow, but they had no tables, so i ended up in Thainese just Down the road. As the name suggests, it’s a fusion of Thai and Chinese food.

The venue is small and has that local restaurant vibe to it. There are loads of items of the menu to choose from which gives you many options to pick from so there is something for everyone.

Chicken Satay, Won Tons

The satay skewers were average, a bit dry with a rubbery texture. Since I’ve had satay sticks made from chicken thigh and leg anything else doesn’t taste as good.

The wong tons felt like there were cooked from frozen, but were okay.

Beef noodle clay hot pot. Sadly this dish may look pretty, but it was very disappointing and tasteless. It was on par with a pot noodle. The watery sauce lacked any flavour and taste. The noodles sat at the bottom of the pot and didn’t go well with the meat.

I had the Singapore beef rendang, this was more like a beef Indian curry and was again very disappointing. It didn’t have any hint of being slow cooked in coconut milk and lacked authentic flavours. This dish did not taste anything like how it should have tasted.

Not much else to say about this place, the quality of the food I ate has not made much of an impression on me to be persuaded to come back in a hurry. I just think that the mish mash of different type of cuisines doesn’t really work im my opinion, one should perfect either thai or Chinese as both types of food require different techniques and styles of cooking and instead of having a large menu to please all, instead focus on a few unique and staple dishes.

Crispy Wontons.............. £5.50
Grilled Chicken Satay....... £6.95
Clay pot Beef + noodles..... £5.95
Singapore Beef Rendang...... £6.95
Plain White Rice............ £1.45
7-up........................ £1.25

TOTAL...................... £32.50


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  1. “Thainese”, very creative! I’m Thai myself and we do have a lot of Chinese inspired Thai dishes in Thailand like Hainanese chicken rice. Nowadays there’s plenty of Chinese Thai Halal Food which you can find everywhere. I was a little disappointed about the food since the price range is some what high. Keep up with the content!


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