After many months at home, now more than ever we miss culinary trips to exotic countries, such as Thailand, but to enjoy Thai food, you don’t even have to get on a plane. You can visit one of the Thai restaurants which are not rare in Poland. But which one should you choose to try real cuisine from this region?
Currently, there are about 15,000 Thai restaurants in the world, unfortunately many of them are just called Thai, they do not even have a Thai menu. How do you recognize that you can taste real Thai cuisine in a restaurant? You have to look for places marked with “Thai Select” logo. It is an international quality certificate granted based on the initiative of the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand, which proves high standards and authenticity of dishes served. The recipients of the certificate pay attention to the quality of food, taste, as well as training the chefs in preparing the flagship Thai dishes. Extra points are awarded for the hospitality and atmosphere of the restaurant. So far, this award has been given to 1,483 restaurants around the World and 67 restaurants in Thailand. Currently in Poland, as many as 9 places can use Thai Select logo including 4 Warsaw restaurants: Basil & Lime, San Thai, Thai Thai, Thaisty, as well as restaurants in Łódź (Hot Spoon), Gdańsk (Lao Thai), Kraków (Taj) and in Wrocław (Woo Thai, Whoo Thai Street Food Hubska).
4 THAI RESTAURANTS IN WARSAW WITH THAI SELECT CERTIFICATE
Basil & Lime, ul. Oboźna 9 is a restaurant that operated for 6 years in Mokotów, and has recently reopened in new location in the City Center. The chef and owner of the restaurant is a native Thai – Thanawat Na Nagara, also known as Chef Big. The restaurant menu features, among others grilled duck salad, duck panang curry, pad thai or massaman curry with beef.
San Thai, ul. Próżna 10 – is a family restaurant run by fans of Asian flavors, with Thai chefs cooking there. We will eat here, among others popular tom kha and tom yum soups, chicken satay with peanut sauce, green curry with eggplant, zucchini and coconut milk or salad with shrimp and mango.
Thai Thai, plac Teatralny 3. The menu of the restaurant located on Plac Teatralny was created by a chef with experience in exclusive hotels such as Mandarin Oriental Bangkok or Sheraton Warsaw. In the restaurant, we will eat dishes prepared by chefs from Thailand, such as som tam salad with fresh papaya, calamari with chilli sauce, beef in massaman curry, steamed fish, fried in a wok, or in red curry.
Thaisty, plac Bankowy 4, restaurant operating for 6 years, in a spacious venue at Plac Bankowy. The restaurant specializes in Thai cuisine, and its chef is Chanunkan Duangkumma from Bangkok. We will eat here, among others duck soup, som tam salad with kohlrabi, squids with sweet chill paste or red curry with bamboo, zucchini and roast beef.
Full list of restaurants with THAI SELECT certificate in Poland + restaurants’ map
BASIL & LIME, Warsaw www.basil-lime.pl
SAN THAI Warsaw www.restauracjasanthai.pl
THAI THAI, Warsaw www.thaithai.pl
THAISTY, Warsaw www.thaisty.pl
HOT SPOON, Łódź www.hotspoon.pl
LAO THAI, Gdańsk www.laothai.pl
TAJ, Kraków www.taj.menu
WOO THAI Restaurant, Wrocław www.woothai.pl
WOO THAI Street Food Hubska, Wrocław www.woothai.pl
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Thailand and Poland in 2022, the Royal Thai Embassy together with the Thai Trade Center launched the Experience Thailand program which is dedicated to Thai cuisine and Thai food products.
MAP OF THE RESTAURANTS WITH THAI SELECT CERTIFICATE
The partner of the article is Commercial Counselor’s Office, The Royal Thai Embassy, photo source: Press materials of Commercial Counselor’s Office of The Royal Thai Embassy