143 Upper Street
Tel: 020 7226 2014
The Victim: Me, myself, and I
The Damage: £10.00
The Background: Today is the Thai New Year. I only know this because I thought about eating at Isarn, but they were closed for the Thai New Year. And I thought this was sad because I had just had a massage at Kobkun and I wish I had known it was the Thai New Year because I would have wished them a Happy New Year. They are the nicest people ever.
So I keep walking to the other Thai place that I know is on Upper Street. And there it is. Not so full. But not so empty either. Rabieng And they’re having a special. Two courses for £6.95! Fantastic. I enter and it’s so clean and neat and the servers are really sweet and they take my umbrella for me. (My umbrella is HUGE. Something I’m very happy about with all this freaking weather we’ve been having. HAIL???) There is a little candle on each table, and they bring me my own little pot of jasmine tea.
The Food: I get some dumplings of some sort, which are just okay. (Pork? Seafood? I think they’ve got everything in there.) I’m slightly suspicious that they came from a big vacuum pack with "Thai Warehouse" or something stamped on it. Better is the Pad Se Eu with Chicken. Is it the best I’ve had? No, not really. But it’s pretty good. And at £6.95 for two courses, I’m super pleased.
The Verdict: I’ll be back if I need a casual neighborhood place for lunch or dinner.
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