Busaba: a cheap and very good thai in London!


Busaba Eathai is a Thai chain in London very famous for the nice dishes, the very good food and the quite cheap price. So finally is a place i love and I’m always happy to go back. For our friend coming from Paris we thought could be a nice place to eat a different kind of cuisine.

Busaba logo

I discovered it 2 years ago, when we went there with my boss and colleagues to celebrate some new project. The one i will speak about is near my old office, in Store Street (Goodge street station). It’s always quite busy and you can’t reserve, but they are also quite quick in serve and you don’t normally cue for long.

We were finally in 5 and we ordered 3 different starters and a main course each. I tried the plate you can see in the pictures (thanks for these to tehbus, catty and darkrostedblend).

1) Padan chicken are little pieces of chicken cooked in garlic and coriander, covered in this padan leaf and served with a very nice soy based sauce. Really tasty! 2) Prawn pomelo is a more mysterious dish. There are prawns of course and peanuts but we can’t identify the rest and each portion is served on a betel leaf that you will need to eat with the rest (not eat instead the leaf from the other dish).It’s really a nice new taste. 3) Finally my main dish was Pad thai: a generous portion of rice noodle with prawns, shrimp, tofu, peanuts and beansprout. Just an amazing combination…i just added lots of soy sauce because I’m addicted to it!

Do you know how much we spent each of us, considering we also had a drink each? 15,50£ and it was GOOD! I also think the dinner there is not so fatty considering that you can choose a wok noodle instead of stir-fried!

Busaba dishes final

And then i love Busaba’s general atmosphere: from the light to the friendly waiters and easy going mood, to the decoration of the place absolutely elegant and modern, to the bathrooms and their particular signs…every time i need to stop and think!

busaba atmosphere

So please go and let me know if you think I’m wrong!

PS: Mamy la prossima volta vi ci porto anche a voi! Sono andata a mangiare in un ristorate che cucina tailandese e che conoscevo gia’. E’ buonissimo, non costa quasi nulla ed il locale e’ molto accogliente. Dai tanto lo so che ormai voi sperimentate tutte le cucine e questa sono sicura piacera’ anche a voi!

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