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Tamnag Thai

We went there last night (12.04.07). Now, we’ve been there before, and while their service can be a bit variable, I adore their Tam Yum soups and Steamed Seafood Curry. I’ve tried very few of their other dishes, so this time I ordered Thai Fishcakes to start, followed by a Duck and Cashew Curry. I soooooo wish I hadn’t. The Fishcakes, when they finally arrived a good 20 minutes after being ordered, had no flavour at all, and I’m not exaggerating. They tasted of nothing, and the texture was awful, all rubbery and hard. And the Duck was no better – a few limp bits of duck in what tasted like ready meal gravy, with a melange of awful veg, some soft and mushy, obviously having been on a hotplate all day, some nearly raw (I’m still burping manky green pepper as I write this, nearly 15 hours later) – there was no curry flavour at all. The service was brusque to the point of rudeness (we were interrogated closely as to why we didn’t want rice several times, and when I got Pepsi instead of the Coke I’d ordered and asked for it to be changed, the waitress simply walked away and didn’t come back till the end of the meal), and they twice tried to take our starter plates away before we’d finished – this despite a 20 minute wait for the next course. Sadly, my wife wouldn’t let me complain, but I shall be voting with my feet, and not going there again. In future, we’ll get the Tam Yum soup and Steamed Seafood Curry delivered to our house.

One final point, the guys at the next table, who we’d got talking to, spotted a bottle of wine and a dessert they hadn’t had on their bill, and had to get the bill reprinted…

Thursday, April 12, 2007
Overall rating 1 stars
Food 1 | Service 0 | Atmosphere 1 | Value for money 2

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