Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Bangkok Chef

Bangkok Chef
1626 Nuuanu Ave
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 585-8839

Yelp Reviews

Bangkok Chef from the outside

Inside, placing our order:

I'd heard all about the great, cheap Thai food served out of a garage in Nuuanu at Bangkok Chef, so naturally it was on my list of places to try out this summer. When we pulled up, I was surprised because it was more of a hole-in-the-wall, completely unrenovated shop, in a tiny strip mall, than an actual garage. But anyway, that's not important. How was the food?

We ordered a green curry and the mango salad. I think the curries/entrees were $5.50 (+ 0.50 for brown rice or sticky rice) and the salad was $7.25.

The salad was overwhelmingly spicy and sour, to such a point that it was almost unpleasant. It came with mango (not green, but not ripe either), carrots, shallots, cilantro and cashews.

The curry was nice (the menu said the green curry is spicy, but this was mild in comparison to the salad) but not spectacular. A rich, coconutty green curry with bamboo (tons!), some eggplant, and a bit of chicken. More chicken would've been nice.

So I guess Bangkok Chef is a good place if you are craving some affordable Thai food, but I'd much rather have a bowl of pho, or a Yummy's plate lunch for basically the same price.

1 comment:

Crystal said...

I didn't really care for Bangkok Chef. A delicious and cheap Thai place in Chinatown is Malee Thai (in the Maunakea Marketplace).