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Saturday, 6 August 2011

Mae Thai: A Stockholm Takeaway




We were strolling through Stockholm looking for something to eat, pausing frequently to assess restaurant menus, and keeping track of where we might go back to. We were also getting towards the end of this particular road, and we agreed that we'd turn at the next junction and make our way back. And then we came upon this little booth selling Thai food. It calls itself a takeaway, but wooden fences screened off four small tables, and after a quick glance at the extensive menu we grabbed the last free seats.

There was a vegetarian option for almost every dish on the menu, and the (very reasonable) prices were simply determined by whether you wanted vegetarian, chicken, beef, or whatever.

I went for the vegetable phad thai with tofu, and was impressed by the range and evident freshness of the vegetables, the generous sprinkling of peanut and sesame, and the option to make it as hot (or mild) as I wanted by choosing how much chilli to stir through. There were also little pots of soy sauce and sweet chilli, jugs of cold water on the tables, and biodegradable plates.

We visited twice during our short stop in Stockholm, and would certainly go back again given a chance. In fact I wish I could have folded up the whole place and brought it home with me!



10 comments:

Rachel said...

Generous servings, too!

Tabor said...

Thai has to be one of my and my husband's favorites. We discovered a delicious restaurant way down a road to a small town at the edge of the peninsula in a rural area of Virginia. It is more than an hour from us, but we may return!

Kazzy said...

Eating pad thai in Sweden? Sounds awesome!

Classy Career Girl said...

I love pad Thai! In fact I just had it for dinner! :)

becky said...

What a lovely surprise to find in Stockholm...what a crazy crossing of cultures, eh?

Jacqueline said...

Mmmmm, sounds and looks good. Quite a plateful and so appealing :)

Bibliomama said...

Just finished my leftover pad thai from date night last night.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

It is many years since we were in Stockholm and they never had such interesting eateries then.

Charlotte said...

Mmmmmmm... I loooooooooove Thai food and this place looks amazing! Thanks for sharing, Rachel :) I can't ever get enough of your blog.

christine said...

I don't remember anything so exotic when I was there - but that was 40 years ago:) x

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