Thursday, 6 June 2019

Dining Out With Teens - Thaikhun Metrocentre

AD - Complimentary meal. 

My eldest daughter is 16 and I always try and spend time alone with her, just the two of us at least once a month. It gives us a chance to catch up and I think when you have more than one child, spending one-on-one time with each child is important. Normally when I spend time with my teen we go shopping and for food somewhere that she likes, as she is getting older she is enjoying trying new places as her tastes are a lot different than her younger siblings. So when I was recently invited along to try out the new menu at Thaikhun in the Metrocentre I knew she would enjoy trying out some Thai food and getting her mam to her self for a few hours. 

outside Thaikhun in the Metrocentre

I have visited Thaikhun in the Metrocentre a few times, we have dined there as a family, as a couple and we also attended a cooking class there. It is somewhere that I always enjoy visiting as the setting is fab (it is decorated to represent the streets of Thailand with interesting things everywhere you look), it has a lovely laid back atmosphere, the staff are so friendly and most importantly of all the food is delicious. 


chicken pad thai main meal

We visited on a Sunday afternoon during half-term and it was fairly busy but we were seated straight away by our friendly server and presented with menus. I had planned on ordering off the new menu but I am such a creature of habit and ended up ordering my favourite chicken pad thai (£10.50) which is always my go-to dish as it is just so yummy. Thai rice noodles, stir-fried with egg, spring onions, sweet turnip, bean sprouts, tofu, chicken, peanuts and vegetables in a tamarind sauce. 

chicken pad thai on a plate

It was delicious and I could just eat it again now as it is so yummy and bursting with flavour. 

My teen was torn between the two recommended dishes on the menu of Thai Chicken Katsu and the Bangkok Bad Boy Burger. In the end, she went for the Thai Chicken Katsu (£11) and when it arrived I had slight food envy. Crumbed chicken breast served with jasmine rice and a massaman curry sauce and a salad garnish, it was a generous sized portion. She really enjoyed her meal and demolished the lot before I could sneak a taste. 

katsu chicken main meal on a plate, chicken, curry sauce, rice

I was too stuffed for pudding but the teen always has room for desserts, all desserts were priced at £5 each and there were classics such as Mango sticky rice and chocolate fudge cake on there along with clementine tarts, coconut milk pudding and Unicorn ice cream- which promises to be something a little magical. The teen went for the Buttermilk pancake stack with Nutella and vanilla ice cream, it came smothered in Nutella and with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the top to melt into the gooeyness. 

pancakes covered in Nutella and vanilla ice cream pudding

We soon had full tummies but it was so nice to spend time with my teen as we were sitting in a booth it was perfect for chatting about the GCSEs exams she is currently sitting and her plans for the future. The food and service was, as always perfect and we spent a really enjoyable hour and a half enjoying a leisurely lunch and catching up. If you have teens then I really do recommend visiting Thaikhun with them as my own daughter has already asked me when can we return. 

To find your nearest Thaikhun restaurant or to view the menu please visit www.thaikhun.co.uk

Disclosure we received a complimentary meal in exchange for this review, all opinions are my own. 


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  1. It sounds like you had a lovely afternoon with your teen. I bet it was a much needed treat with her GCSE's. The food looks so good, especially those pancakes x

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