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Summer Menu at the Thai Square Restaurant in Covent Garden

Author : oiadmin Date :May 25, 2016

Thai food, as exotic as it is, needs no introduction. In addition to some classic Thai dishes, such as green curry (Gang Kiew Wan) and Pad Thai, there are other delicious alternatives which are currently gaining huge popularity amongst Londoners. Thai Square Covent Garden has highlighted the following dishes for this summer–

• Garlic Prawns

Garlic prawns

Shrimp marinated in a mixture of garlic, pepper, lemon juice and brandy, quickly sautéed and served over rice with a sprinkling of parsley. One of the most delicious, melt in your mouth dish!

• Som Tum

Garlic, chillies, green beans, cherry tomatoes and shredded raw papaya get dramatically pulverised in a pestle and mortar, releasing a rounded sweet-sour-spicy flavour that’s not easily forgotten no matter how hard you try. Regional variations have peanuts, dry shrimp or salted crab in the mix, the latter having a gut-cleansing talent that catches many newcomers by surprise.

• Aromatic Duck

Aromatic duck

A special Oriental appetiser, deep fried stewed aromatic duck in herbs, accompanied with steamed pancakes, cucumber and spring onions, served with our house special mixed hoisin sauce. The duck makes for a rich flavour and the dish looks fancy.

• Gang Kua Sup Pa Rod Talay

It is a Thai royal recipe mixed seafood and fresh pineapple cooked with red curry paste, coconut and herbs.

• Chu Chi Goong

Chu Chi Goong

is one of the most well-loved dishes with prawns. This meal is warm, but sweetened with the addition of coconut milk, and it will surely be a hit at your table. This rich, aromatic curry always gets those taste buds tingling. It’s mild, sweet and delicately fragrant.

There is so much more to explore at Thai Square Covent Garden where the amalgamation of sweet, sour, hot and salty flavours will make your heart do a delicious summersault. The fact that Thai Square Restaurant chefs are extremely talented in serving you the most authentic taste of Thai food makes it the hot and happening food destination this summer!

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Help a Child Receive a School Lunch in Thailand

Author : oiadmin Date :May 24, 2016

In many countries across the world including Thailand there are children who go for days without a meal. The Thai Square Restaurant chain has joined the Thai Children’s Trust to help bring that to a stop. That’s why we are telling you to the rice bucket challenge! You can donate as much as you like and that donation will help fill a bucket with rice depending on how much you have contributed.

Pad Thai, Thai Green Curry, Duck noodle soup and so many other delicacies must have delighted you when you savoured them at Thai Square Restaurant. Now, London’s favourite Thai cuisine destination, Thai Square, comes forward to help the underfed & under-privileged children in Northeast Thailand. This amazing Rice Bucket Challenge in which Thai Square is shouldering the responsibility of the Thai Children’s Trust in raising £250,000 per year to keep all of the children on their Nutrition Programme fed.

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Here is a chance for all of the patrons of Thai Square Restaurant to be good Samaritans by ensuring that these children get the essential nutrition they need, every day. A minimal sum of £3.30 would help you sponsor a wholesome meal for a child for one month.

The challenge has been taken successfully and the Thai Children’s Trust has already sent over £2 million in last eight years to feed orphaned, abandoned, and malnourished children in some of Thailand’s poorest areas. This selfless act would help you cherish the goodness of Thai cuisine more than ever.

If you wish to be associated with the cause, you can do so by texting RICE11 £4 (or even more) to 70070 to donate or visiting the website online at www.thairchildrenstrust.org.uk

Your contribution and association to the cause is highly appreciated by Thai Square Restaurants.

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Authentic Thai Recipe for Chu Chi Goong

Author : oiadmin Date :April 23, 2016

A lot of us at present simply love Thai cuisine for its authentic yet very delicious taste and unbeatable aromas but what we don’t understand is that Thai cuisine has so many more dishes to offer us apart from the regular dishes. “Chu Chi” is one of them. Just like its name “Chu Chi” is a simple and easy to prepare dish that is really a home style curry dish.

The dish is primarily made with a variety of fish and prawns and a red curry paste that has extremely strong flavours like other Thai dishes. Another important ingredient is kaffir lime leaves which is used extensively for making Thai curries. Here we will tell you how to cook Chu Chi with prawns which is one of Thai Square’s most popular dishes “Chu Chi Goong”.

Chu Chi Goong

List of the Ingredients you need -

Red curry paste 1-2 teaspoon preferably without cumin seeds and coriander
½ cup coconut milk
1 cup coconut cream
½ kg medium green prawns, peeled
1 red chilli, chopped
2 Kafir lime leaves, shredded
2 teaspoons fish sauce
¼ Vegetable oil
1½ teaspoon jiggery (cane sugar)
1 onion, chopped

Preparation of the curry sauce

- In a pan sauté the paste with 2 teaspoons of oil and stir continuously until fragrant. Then add 1 cup of coconut cream. Stir it till the cream gets thicker (Approx 5-7 minutes).

- Add coconut milk and season it with jaggery and fish sauce. Remove from heat. Voila, the sauce is ready, half the work done.

- Heat oil in another pan, medium-high heat. Stir fry the chilli, onion and prawns for 2-3 minutes or until the prawns change colour.

- Add the curry sauce to the pan and stir for 1 minute, until it gets properly blended

- Garnish with red chilli, kafir lime leaves and basil.

Chu Chi Goong can be served with jasmine rice and will surely make for one hell of a meal. It’s easy to make, less time consuming and on the top of everything it’s flavourful and tasteful for sure.

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