There were numerous eateries in the area but what really swung us in the direction of this establishment was the special 2 for 1 deal they had on any bottle of liquor. On this particular afternoon we only sampled a few of their snacks but the next night when the rest of the crew came into town we went back to Talay Thai for dinner. It was very good decision.
Once again we took advantage of the 2 for 1 deal. This time with Chivas. I would much rather have had Jack but sometimes you just gotta go with the flow and let the majority call the shots.
Most of the guys are well travelled and have a serious lust for food, so between us we know what the best dishes to order are. The KAPAU is definitely something you have to order when eating Thai food. It is a spicy mix on minced meat cooked in basil leaves and eaten in lettuce rolls. It is an awesome combination of hot and cold.
These prawns in a spicy garlic sauce just hit the spot.
We ordered a lot more of the standard Thai stuff like red curry, and some friend starters, but the real discovery on this visit was the catfish. I have never eaten catfish before and I was a bit skeptical when one of mates picked it off the menu. It was a real last minute decision as well, but one I did not live to regret. It was so delicious. The meat was a perfect combination of crispy and moist pieces.
Overall, Talay Thai is one of the better Thai restaurants I have eaten at. It may not be the best but the prices are very fair and the deals on alcohol will appeal to any patrons who have their priorities straight. The bar is also well stocked offering a wide variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The staff is very friendly and the resident DJ creates a very lively atmosphere after hours.