March 2003. VOL.3 ISSUE 3
35 WenHung 2nd Rd., LingYa, Kaohsiung City
Hours: 11am-2pm; 5-30pm-12midnight
Chinese & English menu.
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GREAT FOOD, SPLENDID
VALUE AT "THAI CHEAP"
By Brad Loghrin
I've just returned from my first trip to Thailand. I liked almost
everything about the country, and my main love of Thai food
is as strong as ever. While gorging myself at restaurants in
Thailand, I kept comparing the food to Thai Cheap, one of my
favourite eateries in Kaohsiung. My conclusion? You don't have
to fly to Southeast Asia to enjoy authentic, reasonably-priced
a hop, skip and a jump north of the SanDuo Mitsukoshi, Thai Cheap
is a fabulous little place. The walls are simply decorated with
a few Thai artworks and a picture of Thailand's king and queen of
Thailand. The owners have obviously channeled their energies into
the food. And it shows. My friends and I have been eating here at
least once a month for the past two-and-a-half years.
generally start with the Cold Vegetable Salad (NT$80) or the
Papaya Salad (NT$100). Both are spicy but irresistible. The
Thai Spring Rolls (NT$120) are like a crisp flat bread with
a sweet sauce for dipping. Of the many soups, my favourite is
the Thai Hot and Sour Soup (NT$150). My only complaint is that
the spiciness of this dish varies between merely tongue-teasing,
and absolutely face-numbing!
are plenty of main dishes to choose from: Thai Hot Beef, Squid,
Chicken, or Fried Fish (all NT$120), Coconut Beef or Chicken (NT$120),
plus Yunan Bamboo Beef or Thai Diced Shrimp (both NT$150).
workers don't speak much English, but they are helpful and the
menu is clear. If you¡¦ve never tried Thai cuisine, you can
experience it right here, without having to travel. And if you
love Thai food, you'll wonder how you lived in this city for
so long without discovering Thai Cheap.