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THAI HOUSE FOR HEALTHY EXOTIC & DELICIOUS THAI FOOD
Tel: 01243 778881

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Reservations & Take-Away
Tel: 01243 778881 
We are open 7 days a week
5.30pm - 11pm
Lunch Times
Tuesday to Sunday
12pm - 2.30pm

We accept all major credit/debit cards
both at the restaurant and over the phone.

On The Menu 12th February 2015

 

On The Menu 6th November 2014

 

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ETC Magazine - March 2010

 

The Audience_issue 7:January 2010

 

The News, Portsmouth 26 November 2009
By Carol Godsmark

Restaurant Alley, aka St Pancras in Chichester, is a strange, unpredictable beast. There are no fewer than six restaurants along this short one-way part of the street before it takes off out of town. Some sites are long-term successes, others fading. One such closed restaurant has yet another incumbent, this time round a Thai business.

Thai House has inherited a lovely building with a grand door and Georgian exterior, the décor typical Thai thanks to wood carvings, golden dragons' heads and a fine portrait of the revered Thai Royal couple.

Thai cooking is either Royal - deeply skilled, elaborately decorated banquets - or your average Thai. By average, I don't mean second-best and ill-conceived. Far from it. Some of the best cooking found in Thailand is simple street food or in simple small restaurants, Thai House has only been open a few weeks but it has the air of being already quite comfortable with itself. It was packed as totally charming waitresses in long silk skirts weaved through the bamboo-type chairs and close-knit tables.

If you're familiar with Thai food you'll recognise firm favourites: spicy fish cakes; satay chicken; crispy beancurd; grilled prawns; chilli squid and pork spare ribs for starters.Trad Thai salads - duck, beef, vegetable and beancurd - join yum woonsen, a hot, sour vermicelli noodle one with prawns and squid. Tom yum soup is naturally on the menu to show off essential Thai ingredients: lemongrass, chilli, coriander. Curries with or without coconut milk, stir-fried dishes, seafood, noodles and essential rice - Thai food is incomplete without rice, the staff of life - are the sum of Thai House menu parts.

Fish cakes flew out of the kitchen in nanoseconds. Perched appealingly on a navy blue and white china stand with the obligatory carved vegetables, the finely ground but rather oily fish was helped along with an excellent thick soya, ginger and garlic sauce.

If there's one thing I love in Thai cooking it's the addition of coconut milk: it soothes chilli, enhances ginger or galangal, smoothes pungent Thai basil. So, no contest then. A green curry (Geang Kew Wan, Bangkok's most famous dish) with duck it was, prices around the £8 mark for a curry, the £5 mark for a starter.

Whoever is in the kitchen has a fine way with duck, those moreish tender morsels inhabiting a further china dish of character alongside bamboo shoots, peas, peppers and Thai basil. This simple dish oozing coconut flavour came with perfect Persil-white rice.

I suspect Thai House will be there longer than the building's previous occupants thanks to the British love of Thai food, attractive service and those keen prices.

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