When you're in the mood for something spicy but an Indian curry seems a bit too heavy then Thai's the perfect alternative. Most people also agree that it offers a far wider range of flavours even than Chinese with its tantalising combination of sweet and sour, creamy and aromatic – but with that chilli kick, too. So Dubliners are very lucky to have a fantastic selection of Thai's to choose from and you'll even find the cuisine popping up on the menus of some other restaurants that specialise in Japanese food like Wagamama, as we'll explain below.
Thai Orchid can safely claim to have been one of the very first Thai restaurants to open in the city nearly 20 years ago. It's also one of the biggest, with room for 100 diners over its three floors, where you'll always enjoy friendly and attentive service from the staff. There's a huge menu to choose from but particularly recommended are the Chef's Specials including Weeping Tiger – a delicious combo of sirloin steak, garlic, pepper sauce and mixed vegetables.
2.Red Torch Ginger
Right in the heart of Dublin's Dame and Creative quarters, Red Torch Ginger adds a contemporary twist to traditional Thai cuisine with street food favourites like Chiang Mai Noodles and the super-spicy Phad Khee Mao with peppers, onions, green beans, carrots, sweet basil and, of course, plenty of chilli. Also big favourites are their exceptionally filling soups, Tom Kha and Tom Yum.
Yummy by name and yummy by nature, this restaurant in Prussia Street offers exceptional value for money across its whole range of dishes. If you're feeling brave, start off with the Thai Skewered Chicken – but watch out, it's hot. For something a little milder, try the Spring Rolls with sweet chilli sauce or, if there are a few of you, then one of the set meals are a great way to try a wide variety of dishes.
Although you might think that sushi and teppanyaki might be more the Wagamama style, they do make a mean pad thai too with its deliciously morish mix of rice noodles in a tamarind sauce with eggs, onion, bean sprouts and chilli, all sumptuously garnished with peanuts, shallots, fresh herbs and lime.
5.Wok In Noodle Bar
Walk into the Wok In Noodle Bar on St Stephen's Street and it won't just be noodles that are on offer. They do a fantastic Thai curry, too, whether you fancy the fiery red, milder green or more fragrant Massaman. Plus, all come with the choice of with or brown Thai rice. If you really do have to have noodles they make a mean Chicken Pad Thai as well.
6.Wok On Inn
This fantastic pan-Asian noodle bar can treat you to your choice of curry and noodles or, for a real treat, go for the Thai Noodle Box which includes freshly-ground chilli paste, bamboo, broccoli, onions and the unmistakably fragrant Thai basil. Together it's a fantastic combination that will satisfy even the biggest appetite.
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