Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Lao Food at Thai and Lao


I'm eating around the world without leaving London and this week I headed to Shoreditch Boxpark for Lao food at Thai and Lao.

I wasn't sure whether to enter this one into my RTW foodie series as the menu didn't seem authentically Lao; it sounded more like an Asian eatery that caters to Western palates. Also I went there on a Monday night after work as the website said they were open till 8pm, only to find the cleaning crew inside and a sign that said: Solly, We closed.

Lao Food at Thai and Lao

As I happened by the Boxpark again on the weekend, and feeling a bit peckish, I thought I'd give it another go.

Inside it looks rather funky and really puts the street into the street food they claim they're cooking up on their website. Both walls are covered in colourful graffiti alternated with pictures of the dishes on offer.

Lao Food at Thai and Lao

There is a food bar and high chairs on the left side and on the other side you can sit a bit closer to the ground on sturdy card board boxes.Mine happened to be stuffed with someone's purse and sweater. Not sure who that someone was...

I ordered the chicken noodles with cashew nuts, which you can get at any bog standard Asian restaurant in the city or any other city around the world for that matter. It tasted nice though; the chicken was tender, the veggies crunchy, although the noodles were swimming in a pool of soy juice which ended up at the bottom of my take away bag smelling up the entire tube carriage on my way home.

Lao Food at Thai and Lao

My friends had the spring rolls, which were so hot that they burnt their mouths on them.

Lao Food at Thai and Lao

In all, the food at Thai and Lao was nice, but nothing out of the ordinary and, at least I think, more Thai than Lao.

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6 comments:

  1. Ahh this seems disappointing! A great idea though (on your behalf, eating around the world without leaving the UK). There is an amazing Chinese restaurant in Bexleyheath called China GaGa that has the most beautiful authentic Chinese food it's utterly delicious! Great read :) Seems they need to sort out their opening hours lol

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    1. haha, yes they did now though. I checked their website again and it's all good.

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  2. I'm such a fussy eater, my other half will try anything but I'm so fussy! I just eat plain boring food. I'd love to try different foods from around the world.. one day!

    www.lifeinthenorth.com

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    1. It's just a matter of trying stuff, believe me. I can be fussy too. :-)

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  3. Have been meaning to check out Shoreditch Box Park but I agree with you that this food seems very standard so may head to a different resty! :) Lots of love, Andrea xxx

    Andrea's Passions

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    1. Oh there is so much good food that way. Try the Vietnamese places down the road. That's way more authentic! :-)

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