What: Sharing menu featuring a selection of small plates and bowls
Why: To be able to try lots of dishes without committing
Where: St Martin's Courtyard, 23 Slingsby Place, London WC2E 9AB
Our Favourite Thing: Peanut sauce
Website: Click to visit
Thai restaurant, SUDA has a new sharing menu filled with lots of small plates, ideal for sharing or for those who have trouble deciding what to order…or in the rare case you aren’t familiar with Thai food this is an easy way to introduce yourself to it. It was a rare warm day in London over the weekend so we sat by the open doors and got cracking on the delicious cocktail menu with favourites like Lady Suda, a mix of strawberry, watermelon, black pepper, lemon juice with Bombay gin & St.Germain elderflower liquer.
Just as the heat and alcohol was beginning to affect us we decided to get down to business and start ordering, each of us opting for 4 or 5 small plates each plus one of the curry dishes. When all the food arrived it didn’t look particularly like a feast as there were 4 of us but by the end we were all stuffed.
Now I know listing your favourite thing from a meal as peanut sauce doesn’t seem to bode well for the rest of the food but don’t be alarmed as this is no black mark against the food just that the sauce was just the best thing ever. Not your typical satay, it was creamy and lacked spice which my sensitive palate finds hard to deal with so I was very pleased – it was also served with several of the dishes I ordered so I was happily swimming in the stuff. It came with the Roti, typically an Indian flat bread, it was had been given a Thai makeover and crispy and greasy, two of my favourite things. The Satay and Mushroom skewer was bland and no real flavours came through but the sauce was just a dip away, ready to save the day. The Goong Yang were flame grilled King prawns in a spicy SUDA sauce that looked and tasted fabulous.
The small bowls are miniature versions (although not that mini) of classic Thai curries like green and yellow curry, the winning one had to be Gaeng Panang Nua though, their downsized version of beef panang curry.
If you have any room left they have a tempting dessert menu with classics like Banana Fritters and Sticky Rice with coconut ice cream although the cream in that dish made it much too rich as we were already so full.
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