SquareMeal Review of
101 Thai Kitchen
The garish-pink exterior hints that 101 does things a little differently. Its kitchen focuses on the Isaan cooking of north-eastern Thailand, a cuisine generally spicier than in neighbouring
regions. Diners keen on Thai staples will be pleased to find pad thai and green and red curries all present and correct. However, it pays to try the more unusual likes of tum sua (a salad of
noodles, salted crab, salted fish and pickled cabbage), or tom kruang nai wua (spicy ox tripe soup). The sous chef hails from southern Thailand, so that region’s fish dishes are also represented,
including the intriguing option of sea bass hotpot containing curry sauce, bamboo shoots and cauliflower. A lunch deal offers a meal-in-one plate plus a soft drink for a bargain £6.