Home Thai is one of my all-time favourites but never thought of reviewing them. I went for lunch and they do have a different menu for dinner.
SOFT SHELL CRAB W/ MANGO SALAD
(Pu Nim Yum Ma Mhung)
The crab is perfectly fried acting as the sweet and delicious protein in its own right. Its combination with the Mango salad just works for me. The balance of sweetness and acidity is just right. Textures did complement each other where the fresh veggies have a mix of soft and crunchy freshness with the fried soft shell crab giving the salad that crouton quality and warmth.
One of my all-time favourites, there’s just something about tender pork and crispy crackling that is just so yummy but this dish is much more than that, I would describe it as sensory overload. The oil based sauce that comes with it is full of flavour (good mix for the white rice) and has that heat from the chilli giving that kick. The green beans are not just here as passengers – they are cooked al dente they are just the icing on the cake.
Good things have to be consumed in moderation, large servings would probably become sickening for some, a lunch portion that includes rice is just right to share for two.
SPICY SOFT BONE PORK SOUP
Amateurs of beef would love this, it is pure beef soup but seasoned with Thai spices predominantly coriander. Although it looked like a generic Asian noodle soup, It does have its own unique personality and distinctively different from Chinese and Viet flavours that may be weird at first. Yum noodles and ultra tender chunky beef make this dish another alternative to pho this winter.
Before my first time at Home, I thought that Thai food only consisted of Pad Thai, green curry and Tom Yum flavours. I have no idea whether their dishes are authentic or not, all I can say is that they are all delicious and reasonably priced.
The salad is an amazing starter, crispy pork belly is a must-have and the best thing is that both are available on lunch and dinner menus.