Thaikhun has long been a favourite for reliable, street-style Thai food in Manchester. For those looking to trade the bustling streets of our – this summer excepted – rainy city for the vibrancy of Thailand, it’s an ideal spot if you’re after a quick, tasty, reasonably priced lunch or dinner.
The restaurant has just refreshed its food offering, and this week released a new series of menus for the upcoming autumn/winter season.
Street food is a way of life in Thailand, and Thaikhun has been busy gathering fresh inspiration in order to bring the sights, smells and tastes of Thailand to Manchester.
Showcasing a mixture of old favourites and new dishes, look out for new specials including the epic-sounding Bangkok Bad Boy burger (made with either double crispy chicken or tofu, sriracha mayo and salad) and the Broken Basket for two – an indulgent seafood sharing dish for two filled with roast chilli, mung bean, mussels, squid, prawn, noodles and vegetables.
Why is it called the broken basket, you ask? Presumably – we’re guessing here – because of how they serve it in the restaurant. First, it’s carried out on a plate by your chef. Then it’s served at your table from a steam-filled bag into a bamboo basket.
As well as revamping the food menus, Thaikhun has also released a special offering for little Thaikhuners to get stuck into just in time for the summer holidays.
Your little explorers are able to choose from not one but two tailored children’s menus, both of which give the option of enjoying a drink and ice cream, available at two different price points.
First up: the Phuket menu, priced at £4.95, gives your child the option of classics such as Pad Thai, chicken wings, pork satay or corn cakes. The Bangkok menu, on the other hand, is priced at £6.95 and offers some beefier options for larger bellies (including the new Bangkok Bad Boy burger).
Thaikhun has also introduced a brilliant passport-style loyalty system for the whole family. Riffing on their Little Explorer theme, the restaurant will be giving out a passport to every child dining in the restaurant. Every time you visit, the passport will be stamped and then once you have reached 12 visits you will get a free adventurer backpack.
On top of guaranteeing to keep the kids happy, you also get the bonus of a free mocktail when purchasing a kids menu. You can get your child’s menu for just £1 if they’re accompanied by an adult who is purchasing a main. And adults can enjoy a free Pad Thai when purchasing a meal.
There’s plenty to keep everyone happy at Thaikhun. An ideal spot for lunch whilst you’re in town doing a bit of shopping, hit the button below to make a reservation and give it a go.