The secret to superb Thai food is found in achieving the balance of flavours, and there are few chefs that are skilled enough to get it right. They must be able to keep levels of spice, taken from chillies and saltiness from oyster and fish sauce with sourness, produced by lime, lemon and tamarind, and sweetness, from palm sugar and coconut milk. Kowloon City is widely regarded as the best place in the whole of Hong Kong to go to if you want some top-notch Thai cuisine – they don’t call the area Little Thailand for nothing – and down on Nam Kok Road, Lung Jie Thai Restaurant is up there with the very best of them around. The menu takes in salads – papaya is always a favourite – as well as Tom Kha soup and a myriad maritime favourites from fresh oysters to tempura prawns and fried fish. Throw in a full range of Thai curries – red, green and jungle – and a good selection of beers, and you’re well on your way to a great night out at Lung Jie Thai Restaurant.
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