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A piece of Thai paradise in Southampton | Our visit to Thaikhun

As you may have gathered by now, I love to eat. I mean, I know most people love eating as it keeps them alive but I plan my days around the food I’m going to gorge on.

When I meet up with the girls it’s usually far too much fizz and dancing around our clutch bags, but the mid-week catch ups are definitely always food based. I recently visited Thaikhun (pronounced ‘Tycoon’ and not ‘Fak-un’ like I’ve been calling it!) with two of my best friends – we’d been meaning to go there for a while after smelling the amazing smells wafting out one evening when we walked past.
We rocked up on a Wednesday evening with empty bellies and a real excitement to try the authentic Thai street food. We ordered a glass of fizz each – which went down far too easily!
We started with the Bangkok Street Platter and some thai crackers – we shared two of these platters between three; in hindsight our eyes were definitely bigger than our bellies on that. One would have been more than enough…but it was SO good!
thaikhun thai restaurant
We picked these as we all wanted a starter but couldn’t decide which one we wanted so this seemed like the perfect option. It had chicken satays, sweetcorn fritters, pork and prawn wontons and prawn toasts with a peanut and a sweet chilli dipping sauce.
thaikhun thai
Anna and Amy then shared a bento box for main course, which is for a minimum of two people to share. I was going to go in with them as well but I like my food a little more spicier than they do, so I opted for spicy belly pork with a side of sticky rice. It was super spicy but the meat was lovely and soft which contrasted with the crunch of the green beans – it was truly delicious and I would definitely have this again.

The atmosphere of the restaurant was really relaxed and informal; there were a big group of students to one side, people having a quick bite to eat after work, people on dates and girls having catch ups – a real mix which created a really nice vibe. The service was great, just enough time for us to have a chat between ordering and between courses and we didn’t feel rushed to leave – they were also great at explaining what the different dishes were and what they would recommend – that’s always a great sign to me!
The portion sizes were huge too, which I wasn’t expecting. The girls portioned theirs out and took it away in doggy ‘boxes’ which the restaurant were more than happy to do for them.

If you are looking for a Thai street food style restaurant in Southampton then I highly recommend Thaikhun, which is located in the Watermark area of the Southampton – just alongside West Quay.