Delicious Thai Cuisine Restaurant
Text & photos by Colin Brown Translated by Ann Lee
120, ZihYou 2nd Rd
(07) 716-9989, 558-1558
Hours: Mon-Fri 10 am-2 pm, 5-10 pm;
Sat/Sun 10 am-2:30 pm, 5-10:30 pm
10% service charge. Parking available.
Chinese and English menu.
Living up to its name, Delicious Thai brings some authentic Thai and Burmese flavors to your palate. Chef Paul has been cooking Thai food in Taipei and Kaohsiung for 12 years. His mother spent her career whipping up dishes in Thai and Indonesian restaurants and began teaching Paul her secrets when he was still a young boy. He started his own restaurant because he wanted to surround himself with the tastes of his home in Burma and he's always excited to share these delicacies with his guests. Paul now has two restaurants in Kaohsiung and both serve the same fantastic tastes.
A quick glance at Delicious Thai will leave you feeling comfortable. Golden bamboo curtains, a five-meter, traditional elephant mural, a giant wooden Buddha and savory smells drifting out of the kitchen make the place seem natural and relaxed.
In keeping with the authenticity, Paul imports all of his spices and special ingredients from Thailand and Burma. Shelled or Non-Shelled Fried Shrimp Cakes (NT$180-200) are a great starter to get your mouth watering. The Coconut Chicken in Red Curry sauce (NT$150) is a foreigner's favorite and Paul will tone the spices down a little bit, depending on the customer. The Fried Lemon Sweet and Spicy Fish served in a silver tray is one of his most famous dishes (NT$300). Its lemony glaze crust on the bottom really adds to the flavor. For those who like it spicy, the Chili Fried Grond Pork will excite your taste buds.
Rice is all-you-can-eat for NT$20 and many full dishes list at NT$100. Some other well-presented choices are Thai Spicy Chicken (NT$180), Seafood Salad (NT$180), and Cabbage with Minced Shrimp (NT$100). After you finish your meal, don't forget the traditional MoiMoiZaZa coconut milk dessert (NT$60).