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daisybutter - UK Style and Fashion Blog: thai square st albans, food review, thai square review, st albans restaurant recommendations
daisybutter - UK Style and Fashion Blog: thai square st albans, food review, thai square review, st albans restaurant recommendations
daisybutter - UK Style and Fashion Blog: thai square st albans, food review, thai square review, st albans restaurant recommendations
daisybutter - UK Style and Fashion Blog: thai square st albans, food review, thai square review, st albans restaurant recommendations
daisybutter - UK Style and Fashion Blog: thai square st albans, food review, thai square review, st albans restaurant recommendations
daisybutter - UK Style and Fashion Blog: thai square st albans, food review, thai square review, st albans restaurant recommendations
daisybutter - UK Style and Fashion Blog: thai square st albans, food review, thai square review, st albans restaurant recommendations
Birthday dining at Thai Square, St. Albans.

Turned twenty two yesterday, so for my birthday lunch of sorts I ventured out to Thai Square in St. Albans, easily one of my favourite Thai restaurants to frequent. Thai Square is one of multiple branches in the chain franchise, but the food is absolutely amazing, second to none in my experience so far. Pricing is a little steep, but the portions are plentiful and it is worth the extra splurge.

Decor-wise, the St. Albans branch is homey yet luxurious. It's situated just a little outside from the heart of the city centre, with a cutesy white painted front, but things get a bit more dark and mysterious when inside. All in all, a nice place to be for a couple of hours.

What (Jonny, Louise and) I Ordered:
- Tod mun pla (Golden fishcakes with cucumber and crushed peanut salsa)
- Toongtong (Minced prawns and chicken in pastry skins with chilli sauce)
- Gae phad phed grati sod (Lamb with Thai herbs, lime leaves, wild ginger and peppercorns in coconut milk)
- Moo pah phad phed (Wild boar with red curry paste, fresh peppercorns, wild ginger and coconut milk)
- Gang phetped yang (Roasted duck curry)
- Coconut rice

We started with two, er, starters to share between the three of us. Both were perfectly flavoured, but I'd especially recommend the Tod mun pla. That cucumber, sweet chilli and crushed peanut salsa was to die for!

I opted for the Gae phad phed grati sod after dithering for absolutely ages - and it was so worth it. A mix of lamb slices that were tender but not too soft in texture, the dish also had sweet peppers and aubergine thrown in there for a mixture of flavours. Paired with coconut rice, my tastebuds had never been happier. My brother opted for the Moo pah phad phed which he said was 'nice but a bit salty', and I'd completely agree after stealing a piece. If you're a pork fan, then this might be your kinda thing!

Finally, my sister went for the Gang phetped yang, a speciality curry dish with duck slices, lychee, tomatoes, pineapples and sweet peppers. Her slap-dash review mentions that it wouldn't be the same without the fruit. It suited our choice of coconut rice perfectly! (They offer a selection of steamed, Jasmine or coconut rice sides.) Overall, a recommended selection of dishes and an enjoyable birthday meal. 

27 comments

  1. Thai square is easily my favourite Thai restaurant. Best thing on the whole menu- the mango rice! Happy belated birthday Michelle :) xxx

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    1. It's one of mine too! There's an even nicer, local one in the next town from where I live that I really like, but parking is notoriously terrible on a Saturday so we went a little further out this time. Thanks Emily, hope you're well lovely! xx

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  2. Happy birthday for yesterday Michelle! :)
    The food all looks amazing, my belly is rumbling!
    emmerliejay x

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    1. Thanks Emily! Ahh mine too, not good to skip breakfast and reply to blog comments apparently ;) hope you're well sweet, haven't seen you in far too long! x

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  3. This is making me feel hungry - all of the food looks delicious! xxx

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    1. It was so, so good! Hold tight for my next foodie post hahah! x

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  4. This looks so yummy. I love Thai food! Happy belated birthday Michelle!
    Fashion Ganache.
    http://fashionganache.blogspot.com

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    1. N'wah thanks lovely! (: need to have a little catch up with your blog this afternoon! x

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  5. Oooh this looks yummy! Can't wait until Saturday! xxx

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    1. It was amazing Sarah! Ahh can't wait to see you girls! x

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  6. oh my this looks so heavenly!! xx

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  7. I love Thai Square. This food looks so good! x

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    1. I always seem to forget how much I love it until I go back. Def craving Thai food right now... x

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  8. Mmm this all looks incredible! I love Thai food so would be in heaven in this place!
    Kaz x

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    1. Ah you would be Kaz, so so good, I would highly recommend. x

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    1. It was really nice, Dilan! My photos don't do it justice, if only taste blogs existed!

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  10. God this food looks amazing!

    I posted about my February Favourites today!
    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/february-favourites.html xxx

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  11. I really love Thai food! I really love their papaya salads and lemongrass infused anythings. Yum. This place looks great. I think the best Thai food I've ever had was at the Banyan Tree in Macau. I really fancy a green curry now...

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    1. Oh my, how did I forget to order a papaya salad?! There's a really good place by home in HK that does papaya salad - totally my first stop off when I land. Ahh I must put that on my list of places to eat at ;)

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  12. Even though Thai food is too spicy for me (I know, I'm ridiculous), these photos make it look SO delicious!

    www.kristianavasarina.com

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    1. Thanks Kristiana! Awh they have plenty of milder dishes too! (:

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  13. Yum, everything looks so delicious! I love Thai square, but usually go for a simple curry or a pork stir fry. Might have to branch out and try the lamb/duck curry next time x

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    1. The lamb and duck curries were both amazing! I think you'd like the duck one, Fei, so good with the lychees! x

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  14. This all looks so delicious. Finally catching up on your blog (I'm such a lazy reader!) and this has just made my mouth water (even though I've just eaten lunch...and some) x

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