The One With Koh Thai – Great Alfresco At Wan Chai

Sometimes it is hard to find a decent, reasonable alfresco places on Hong Kong Island. Therefore I often keep a few places close to my heart and Koh Thai at Wan Chai is one of them. One early evening I was at a bit of a loose end so decided to head there for a work-cum-leisure dinner.

Koh Thai Wan Chai

The restaurant is located one level above ground, so you are spared from the usual dust and noise from the street. You walk into the terrace after climbing a flight of stairs, and pass those Buddha statues, it is like stepping into another world.

Koh Thai Wan Chai

Tables at the spacious patio is comfortable, and it is roughly divided into the bar area and restaurant area. The ambiance is soothing with lounge music so it’s easy to kick back and enjoy a pint or two with our dinner.

Koh Thai Wan Chai

The pomelo salad was great which chunky bits of pomelo and generous onions and peanuts, though can be spicier. (It must be said though the one I ordered was not served in a hollowed pomelo like this; rather it was served on a normal plate).

Koh Thai Wan Chai

The prawn cakes went down good with beer! Crunchy to the bite and tasted sweet, perfect with the sweet-and-sour chili sauce that came with this.

The chicken with red curry and potatoes were surprisingly sweet… so much it did taste like a mistake.

Koh Thai Wan Chai

But the minced beef with basil even things up nicely with it’s fiery awesomeness. Since I was on a carbless diet, the lettuce leaves went nicely as my “staple” for the night.

Koh Thai Wan Chai

I know I can always count on Koh Thai for a pleasant alfresco evening.

EAT: Koh Thai | Shop No. 9, 1/F, J-Senses, 60 Johnston Road, Wanchai | 3160-8535

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