Sublime & Extraordinary!
Posted on 07 / 06 / 2015
May Kaidee on Tanao Road is a deeply inspired and outstanding culinary oasis amidst the chaos and grime that IS Bangkok. While on a recent one-week visit to the city, my friend and I ate dinner and/or lunch every day/evening. At every single visit we sat in awe of the thought, ingenuity and dedication that has gone into each dish. We had the pleasure of enjoying just about every item on the lunch and dinner menus. Additionally, one night we were lucky enough to feast from the generous and downright proper buffet.
There is not a single menu item I would not wholeheartedly recommend. Every detail, from the superb Tom Yam Chili Paste and Peanut sauce (please order these every chance you can) to the creamy Pumpkin Hummus and incredible Massaman Curry, all dishes are fully flavourful and masterfully executed by her dedicated staff. I can see why this restaurant receives such admiration and positive reviews. I only wish that they would hook up an iPod to their speaker system for some chill out or local Thai traditional music!
Each preparation seems almost divinely inspired; I kid you not. I usually am not one to gush about food like this, but in all transparency I am gobsmacked! Each of our dining experiences were a delectable and nutritious gastronomic journey into the very best of Thai food. The prices are extremely reasonable as the quality of ingredients and proportions would easily be 2-3x higher in the US or Europe. Additionally, It was a delight to meet and get to know May Kaidee herself as she was often finishing her day after leading her cooking classes.
If you are staying in the Kao San area, please do yourself a BIG favour and check out this place! Literally my new favourite restaurant on the planet! You will not be disappointed!
Outstandingly flavourful food, Excellent and attentive service, Exceptional value
Ambiance could use improvement, Please pipe in some music!, Candles on tables would be nice