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Monday, 25 September 2023



The 'warning' on the menu (that there are fresh Thai chiles in use and no returns due to spiciness) had us ordering only a 'one' or 'two' level and the food was very plain at Chaba. We do want to be able to taste the ingredients and have some 'background' heat...but even the tamarind sauce on the pork neck appetizer was pretty plain. We still need to get to NgonNgon.


Nice char on the pork chops.


We always get things "spicy" at Chaba Cathy! They are quite inconsistent, but still better then the alternatives in the area...such is the sad state of Thai cuisine in the area.

Yes, definitely worth it with the current state of prices Soo.




That's good that Ngon Ngon is busy. Though I felt the wait times after ordering were long. Have you heard about Minh Ky changing owners soon? I didn't know they also owned Dumpling Inn. And The Purple Mint (vegan Vietnamese) might be closing next month if they can't find a new location.


I like the Bun Cha Hanoi from Ngon Ngon too. The owners are super nice there. The time I had their cha ca was pretty good. I only had a bite of my friend's as I make cha ca at home.


I thought the pork chop was not bad at all Kat!

I usually get to Ngon Ngon by 10am Elle, so I guess I've been lucky! I'm doing a post on that Minh Ky thing (and also Quoc Te).

I had the Bun Cha in my previous post Kha - I didn't think it was too bad; I preferred Nhu Y's version though it's been a while!

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