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Perfectly positioned in hip Brixton Market, this steamy family-run Thai canteen attracts a huge following with its uncomplicated, no-holds-barred food. Busy chefs in the tiny open kitchen knock out
all manner of authentic specialities at breakneck speed: gau yang (marinated and grilled half-chicken served with sticky rice) is as close to a signature dish as they get – even if it can seem on
the dry side by the end of the night. Otherwise, look for satays and soups, excellent som tam (green-papaya salad), stridently spiced curries, sizzling fresh kebabs and big helpings of pad thai.
Kaosarn is unlicensed, so remember to bring a couple of mouth-cooling beers with you. Also arrive early or be prepared to queue – although the one-hour time limit on tables means that turnover is
I had never been to Brixton Village until this Wednesday just gone. There, I said it. Would you believe it? No, I can’t either.It was a lovely, warm evening and we wandered through the whole market ‘oohing’ and ‘aaahing’ at places I had heard of and could now put a shop front to the name, so to speak. The one I really wanted to try was Kaosarn...
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