Do Valentine’s Day right at this charming Thai street food spot


Spinningfields Thai favourite Thaikhun is offering up a feast for lovers this Valentine’s Day.

A fixture in Manchester since 2014, the street food style eatery has amassed a large following of foodie fans within the city.

Known for tasty Thai favourites such as its flavourful curries and award-winning pad thai, it’s a great choice for anyone looking for a relaxed dining experience that puts flavour first. 

Founded by chef Kim Kaewkraikhot and her partner Martin, it also has its own love story at its heart. 

The pair first met in 1997, when Kim was still running her first pad thai stall in the streets of Bangkok (incidentally, she still uses the same recipe in her restaurants today). 

Martin charmed Kim whilst buying some of her food and the rest, as they say, is history. 

This Valentine’s Day, lovers can up the ante with one of the restaurant’s indulgent sharing platters. 

The Bangkok street platter is perfect for meat eaters, comprised of grilled chicken satay, breaded king prawns, pork dumplings and crispy sweetcorn cakes.

Or for veggie lovers, there’s also the Ted Sakarn Jay platter – which is named after the month-long vegetarian food festival held in Phuket. 

Here you’ll find a combination of sweetcorn cakes and spring rolls with fried tofu and leek dumplings, served with a selection of tasty dipping sauces. 

On the drinks front there are plenty of fun cocktails to keep the buzz going. And for dessert you can rely on some sweet treats to finish your date on a high.

Think clementine tart in a chocolate pastry served with matcha ice cream, coconut milk pudding with mango on the side, and a magical-sounding unicorn ice cream. 

Or play it safe with a gooey chocolate fudge cake. It’s entirely your call. 

Make your booking today for a fun and memorable Valentine’s date. 



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