Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Thai Farmer Restaurant

It's been a long while since we went to Thai Farmer. My last visit caused me such grief (I had gastroenteritis after, although my friend who ate the same food was OK) I stayed away from the place for a while. Unfortunately our new favourite Thai place in Wanchai shut down a while ago so we are now left with nothing but Thai Farmer again.

We got there around 8:30pm on a Thursday and the place was not busy at all...our hearts sank a little. In it's heyday the place was always packed solid until 10pm.

We started off with a papaya salad. The dressing was fragrant but very spicy. If pea is not there I would be eating loads but I was worried about going into labour!

Pork neck salad. The dressing again was very good and spicy, but the pork neck itself left a lot to be desired. It was way too fat and chewy and there was not very much of it.

Steamed fish with lime and chili in broth: the girls' favourite but my husband and K call it the stupid fish. We opted for a sea bass instead of the standard mullet. It was perfect: the fish was meaty and fresh and the broth together with the lime and chili were just out of this world. Even the cabbage on the bottom was enjoyable.

K ordered the Thai roast chicken so he didn't have to eat the stupid fish. It was a good choice as the chicken was very nicely done, the meat was tender and moist. However we didn't think there was a whole chicken there...we were told that it was a small chicken. Either that or it's some weird chicken with only 1 breast, 1 leg and and a set of wings.

All in all dinner was enjoyable and I didn't get sick this time around. Can go back again. Dinner for 3 with drinks came to HK$580.

Thai Farmer Restaurant
98 Lockhart Rd. (nr. Luard Rd.), Wanchai, Hong Kong. Tel: 2520-6607

2 comments:

(^oo^) bad girl (^oo^) said...

Well well well......

Blythe said...

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