My hometown of Thetford, Norfolk, isn’t the most gastronomical of places, and there aren’t many options in the way of Asian food, so I was excited to finally try Tasty Thailand. Everyone has been recommending them for the last year or so but I never got round to trying them out, but now I have and I can safely say I will be going back!
Tasty Thailand is a mobile catering van that serves (you guessed it) authentic Thai food to takeaway, and is a much cleaner, lighter alternative to your usual Chinese or Indian. Bear in mind that you’ll want to preorder on a Friday or Saturday night as it’s very popular – I naively rocked up at 7pm and was told I wouldn’t be able to collect my order until ten to nine. I almost went elsewhere as I was so hungry but was so glad I waited in the end! I’ll definitely call ahead and preorder next time though.
So, on to the food. Tasty Thailand has a good selection of classic Thai dishes on their menu that everyone who’s been to Thailand will recognise. And the prices are very reasonable too! See for yourself here:
There were two of us eating and we wanted to try a few different dishes, so after much deliberation we ordered: one thai green curry, one panang curry (both with chicken), two lots of coconut rice, vegetable spring rolls, and chicken satay skewers. All of this came to £20 but we really didn’t need this much for two of us, we were just eager to try it all!
At risk of sounding pretentious, panang curry was one of my favourite things to order in Thailand, and this tasted every bit as good as the real thing. In fact both the curries did; both were so fragrant and flavourful, the panang was really creamy and nutty and the thai green was nice and spicy just as I like it!
All the sides were great too. If you love coconut then I’d definitely recommend the coconut rice, it went so well with the curries we chose and one portion would be enough for two! The spring rolls were lovely and crispy and came with a delicious sweet chili dip. I didn’t actually get a chance to try the chicken satay skewers as they were gone in the blink of an eye, which I can only assume means they were just as good as the rest of it!
So to summarise, if you live in Thetford and want to try somewhere new, then you need to eat here! The ladies at Tasty Thailand cook the most authentic takeaway food that will momentarily transport you to South East Asia (almost). I can’t wait to try the prawn pad thai next time…
Find them at: Spindle Drive, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 2UQ – Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 17:30 – 21:00
Pre order: 07720913016