Khow Thai, Galway
Khow Thai, Galway
Literally the nicest spring rolls I have had has been in the Khow Thai restaurant in Galway.
Located in an industrial estate in Galway city, I only accidentally happened across it as I was walking down to meet the hubby for lunch early one afternoon. I have taken up the habit of checking the menu of new restaurants I pass to see if they offer vegan options, and to my delight this one did.
About a week or so later we visited, just to have a quick dinner and the wonderful waitress there suggested that we tried the fresh spring rolls. They were absolutely like no spring roll I had ever tasted before, they were just delicious, a mixture of green asparagus, avocado, coriander, mint, in baby leaves with garlic, plum and cashew nuts, healthy and super tasty.
Asking about the vegan dishes available was greeted with a detailed knowledge of which dishes we could have and which dishes could be altered to suit, all being no problem at all.
I ordered the vegan Phad Thai, which is rice noodles, a mix of vegetables and tofu with crushed nuts, chilli flakes and a wedge of lemon on the side. Alan ordered a vegan yellow curry again with vegetables and a generous helping of tofu with a side portion of rice.
Both dishes were really genuinely delicious. So much so we have eaten there quite a few times since and have gone back and forward between ordering the same two dishes. They are even perfect for sharing to get the benefit of the different tastes and textures unique to each dish in one sitting.
As they explain on their website, ‘Thai cooking places emphasis on lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components and a spicy edge. It is known for its complex interplay of at least three and up to four or five fundamental taste senses in each dish or the overall meal: sour, sweet, salty, bitter, and spicy.’
Just to reiterate, apart from the food being delicious, I’d really like to note that all the staff we have met there have been very helpful and on hand to guide us through what dishes we could and couldn’t eat, the front of house staff all knew what was in each dish and there was no problem at all making the dishes vegan.
If you are in Galway, I would definitely recommend a visit or just in case the Liosbaun Industrial Estate is too far out all of their dishes are available to order via their website http://khowthai.ie.
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19A, Merrion House, Liosbaun Industrial Estate,
091447630 / 091458084