Review: Koh Thai Tapas
Thai Tapas has been taking the UK by storm, so when we were invited along to experience the award winning cuisine from Koh Thai Tapas in Bath we were eager to give it a try.
The cosy Koh restaurant is situated on a typically Georgian street, but once you’ve stepped through the door you’re instantly transported into the heart of a South East Asia.
The restaurant has a warm and welcoming feel, with beautiful Thai inspired décor. The soft lighting, and calming music make you feel instantly relaxed and ready to sample their culinary delights.
As we walked into the bar area, were greeted by our waitress for the evening, Chloe. She was friendly, polite and knowledgeable about the many dishes on offer.
Having not been to Thai Tapas before, we weren't sure what to order. After leading us to our table, Chloe recommended we try the £25 Thai Tasting menu - which gives you a great selection of dishes chosen by the staff for us sample. Chloe asked us a few questions about our food tastes, (and allergies!), then went off to create our very own personalised tasting menu.
To start we had Chicken Satay, Prawn Tempura and Cripsy Beef. The dishes were well presented, fresh and deliciously good. To accompany the food we shared a chilled bottle of 2013 Conto Vecchio Pinot Grigio - which worked perfectly with the aromatic flavours of the Thai dishes.
The rich chicken satay sauce was divine, and the succulent king prawns were coated in a delicately crisp tempura batter. And let's not forget the the crispy beef; which was made from marinated topside, and served with a tasty hot and sweet sauce. The mixture of dishes worked very well, and we enjoyed them all - especially the prawns.
Moving on to the next selection, we were treated to a wonderfully authentic Pad Thai, a traditional Red Curry severed with Coconut Rice, and delicious Duck Tamarind.
The Pad Thai was bursting with Thai spice and tasted true to it's Asian origins. The Red Curry was creamy and full of rich flavours - effortlessly complimented by the aromatic coconut rice. Our favourite dish of the evening was the Duck Tamarind; a beautifully cooked Thai roast duck served with crispy seaweed and smothered with a sweet/sour tamarind sauce. It was by far the highlight of our meal!
The best thing about this tapas-style dining is the variety of food you get to sample and enjoy. By picking a handful of dishes and sharing them with friends over a bottle of wine, you get a wonderfully relaxed dining experience.
We really enjoyed the entire experience at Koh Thai Tapas, from the ambience of the restaurant to the delicious food. It comes highly recommended from the team at Total Bath and we look forward to paying it another visit!