Asian cuisine,

Thai chi

5:50 PM UrbanModish 0 Comments

Thai Chi as the name suggests serves Thai and Chinese cuisines for a lover of both Asian fares. It’s located among the throng of restaurants at Wafi.

The décor seemed more Thai than Chinese with temple style ceiling details and pale wood tables with leather chairs. They have a spacious airy indoor seating and a nice terrace to enjoy the cool evenings with great atmosphere.

The inside area is aesthetically divided for both Chinese and Thai fares. We chose to sit inside as it was a little nippy. We were the only people in the entire restaurant and it felt a bit eerie and had a distinct lack of atmosphere, although I liked that they played soothing Asian music.

I loved the placement of tables giving its patrons privacy. There were private areas for more intimate dinners. Coupled with candle’s and Buddha statues on each table, it did feel comfortable.

We were served complimentary prawn crackers - a common snack food throughout Southeast Asia with spicy dip. On knowing that my brother was allergic to shell food, they promptly got him a bowl of nuts to nibble on.

The staff was pleasant and extremely attentive, I’m not sure if that was so as we were the only people there.

We started off with Tom Yam Gai soup with chicken. Our server mentioned that the portions are huge and we should share the soup. We were so glad that we did pay heed to his advice.  I was surprised by the huge bowl of soup they placed in front me.

The soup was a little too watery for my liking, however, one could distinctly taste all elements – be it galangal, mushroom, chicken or lemon grass.  The ingredients were fresh and tasted good.

I loved the beverage menu, which had mocktails under the header – Chauffeur’s drinks. We opted for Lemonade and mint & Angel’s drink. Both the drinks were refreshing and tasted good.

We were recommended to try  Pla Kao Lard Prik which is deep fried whole Hammour served with sweet chilli sauce . I’m so glad that we did listen to him again – as the Hammour was mouth wateringly saporous. We both literally stopped talking for a bit to savor the fish. The Hammour was crispy and with the sauce it was just perfect. It was a scrumptious dish, one I’d definitely recommend.

We were midst this delectable fare when we were served Gaeng ped pet yang  with sticky rice.
Gaeng ped pet yang is red coconut curry with roasted duck, cherry tomatoes, pineapples, & sweet basil  served with sticky rice. The portions are really big and is good enough for two people. We in fact couldn’t finish it all.

The Gaeng ped pet yang  was thick and creamy, and so flavorsome. It was a delightful marriage of coconut cooked with duck, pineapples and tomatoes. This was comfort food and is definitely one of the best curry I have had in a long time in Dubai.

Visiting a Thai restaurant and not having Mango and Sticky Rice would be a crime. So finally I tried Mango and sticky rice, though it sounds unappetizing – the combination is exceptional. Sweetened coconut milk is generously poured over a mound of sticky rice and is served with fresh mangoes.

My favorite of the lot was the Pla Kao Lard Prik and Gaeng Ped Pet Yang . The pricing seems a bit high but for the portions served its good

Thai Chi combines the traditional elegance of Thai with contemporary Chinese, giving a good alternative within one venue.


Location: Level 1, Pyramids At Wafi, Umm Hurair 2, Dubai, Umm Hurair, Dubai
Timings: 12:00 pm to 03:00 p.m
                07:00 pm to 12:00 a.m
Cost: AED 400 for two

Reserve your table at: 043244100

I was invited to Thai Chi and all views and images are © Urbanmodish, unless stated otherwise

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