Friday, November 12, 2010

Pu's Brasserie, England by Bureaucrat

Pu's Brasserie is a 2-in-1 deal. On one side, it's a proper Thai restaurant - menus, tables, waiters. On the other side, it's a delightful hole-in-the-wall take away joint.

I've only had food from the hole-in-the-wall side because such places hardly exist in London. There are six dishes on offer: red curry, yellow curry, massaman curry, black bean pork, noodle stir fry and vegetarian curry.

The noodle stir fry (using vermicelli) is my favourite, although they sometimes make it with Hokkien noodles. Unfortunately I don't have a photo of it.

But I do have some pics of the curries. This is the red curry. Generous chunks of chicken, bamboo shoots and a few chunks of eggplant. A nice hint of fish sauce and basil in the curry and not overly spicy. With so much chicken pieces, it could benefit with some extra veggies in the mix.

Usually I'm not a fan of Massaman curry, but this is nice. A slightly sweeter curry with root vegs. Like the red curry, it could do with some other vegs.

Probably the only place in the city where you can get Thai food and for less than 5 pounds. Bravo! The only difficulty is that as it's takeaway there aren't any public places to sit to eat it (which is one of the many things I don't like about London... but I digress).

It could be a bit hard to find - like a true hole-in-the-wall it's located in a twisted back street that's right behind Holborn tube station.

Pu's Brasserie
10 Gate Street
Holborn WC2A 3HP
Telephone: 020 7404 2126

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