I. LOVE. FOOD.
Contrary to popular belief I really do. My dad always used to say that I eat like a bird and actually back when he did say this, I did. But now, I eat it all! Especially since being in London – the scale says so too.
The variety of food here is endless. I do miss home food though, everything back home tastes so damn good. A lot of the food here is quite bland (well, mainly British food) but with so much worldly varieties available to you, you have more options to eat amazing foods as appose to bland tasteless foods. Also, Italy is a two hour flight away for me and the food there is mind-blowing. The Giliberti’s sure do know how to make a mean ass meal and I’m not so kak in the kitchen either so I tend to whip up a great meal every now and then when The Girlthang isn’t spoiling me with her fantastic skills in the kitchen.
But as much as we both enjoy cooking, we also enjoy a good meal out. A fave of ours being Asian food. ALL the Asian food. I for one love Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Indian and Vietnamese food. I have a feeling I will be blogging about a lot of Asian foods AND other foods too so don’t worry.
After a night of helping my lady out with some pre-event work stuff, we decided that Thai food was going to hit the spot before heading home. So as we missioned down Fulham Road looking for a Thai restaurant that didn’t look too fancy or wasn’t too out of our price range; we finally found the one. Only because it had an electronic menu in the window that had us going ‘Ooohhhhh’ and then breaking out in fits of laughter (you’ll see what I mean in a bit). But being in Fulham we weren’t going to find anything that wasn’t fancy. So luxurious Nuntee Thai Restaurant it was. It had such a romantic feel as you walked in. Candles on tables, white table cloth and a very elegant setting with awesome interiors. And with main meals coming in at under £10, we were like “Hellz yea, we can do this!” We’re hardly the type to have starters, a main and then desert. If we ever do, we bargain hunt for a great deal or we’re out spoiling ourselves. Our waitress was cute as buttons, fresh off the Thai boat (hmm.. can I even say this? oh well I just did) and spoke about 5% of english. When I ordered my food she looked at me with this blank look, so I pointed it out on the menu for her. She had one of those faces that you just want to squish, that’s how damn cute she was, and because of that we giggled at the little mistakes she kept making. Shame, one could tell she was very new to this waitressing thing.
When the super loud table of about 6 Asians left, it was just us, the man hidden in the corner on his phone and the couple two tables away with the woman who wouldn’t stop staring at me. I nearly asked her if she wanted to take a photo. She stared so hard, she missed her mouth a few times trying to feed herself, eyes fixated on me. Maybe a bit of an exaggeration but for a moment I felt like maybe I had an octopus on my face or something. One that I couldn’t see or feel but was very much visible to her. Some people pssssssh!
I ordered an all time favourite, Panang Curry with egg fried rice and The Girthang ordered her all time favourite, Green Thai Curry with coconut rice. Which seems to be the favourite in London in general as you’ll find that most pubs here serve Green Thai Curry – how exotic of them, breaking away from pie and gravy.
I’ve been to a few fancy restaurants in my lifetime, I have friends who are likers of things, some times, fancy things. But I am so not fancy.At this point we were literally the only people left in the restaurant. Feeling bad and trying to finish off our food, another couple walked through the doors just after 10pm and were shown a table, I immediately calmed down and refused to rush down my meal, and rather enjoy it for what it was.I think the best part of this whole experience was the horribly cheesy music they had playing in the background. We joked about how they probably tried to accommodate the western market by playing music they thought we would like but not realising that they were out-dated by almost 17 years. I mean everyone loves a bit of Boyzone and Celine Dion belting out My Heart Will Go On. But at Karaoke, not a luxury Thai restaurant in the middle of Fulham fanciville.
Anyways, it was delicious and I would recommend it. However I feel like there are about a good 3 to 5 Thai restaurants for every area in London, so yea, if you’re ever in Fulham skip out on the other two Thai restaurants and give this one a try.
The irony of being in London, an english speaking city, and I always joke about this, is that so many people here don’t speak english at all.
They may have misspelled a few things on their window advertising but they got everything spot on on their website. I’m not here to punt them or anything, but out of curiosity sake if you would like to check them out, here they are: Nuntee Restaurant
I wouldn’t say I had the Thai of my life (LOL). But I can say this though, the food was good. The staff was friendly and the pricing wasn’t too exorbitant for fanciville Fulham. So I’ll definitely be going back if I am ever in the area and hungry for Thai.