After a few places being closed (about 5 actually) I remembered a lovely Thai place I had tried last year and lead our crew to where I thought it was... well it wasn't there, but K lead us down a small alleyway and presto, Passorn was right in front of us.
We were only having mains, which is a really hard thing to do when Passorn offer such a beautiful starters menu.
I ordered a number 23. Pad Normai Fa rang
- A light stir-fry of asparagus ,baby corn and perfumed mushrooms in oyster sauce with Monkfish £17.95 and coconut rice £2.95
This is the same dish I had the last time I came here, and it is really lovely. Only the second time I have tried Monkfish, and it is just as excellent as the first time. It's quite a different fish by way of texture and taste, impossible to describe, but funny to think that something so wonderful can come out of something to ugly.
The coconut rice was a perfect compliment to this dish.
The duck was lovely and moist and although the batter wasn't as crispy as it could have been, it was a sensational dish. St ordered the sticky rice with his dish.
The curry 'gravy' was totally drinkable, and the unusual additions of cherry tomato and grape added a freshness and cut through the creaminess of the sauce. K had the coconut rice as her side.
The service and the restaurant itself are really lovely and friendly, the food is exceptional. Totally recommend.