The key to creating great Thai dishes is the ability to balance flavours, and there aren’t many chefs around that can get it right every time. Great practitioners must be able to balance spice levels – derived from powerful chillies – and salt, taken from fish and oyster sauce, as well as sourness from tamarind, lime and lemon and sweetness, taken from palm sugar. The place to pick up the best in Thai cuisine in Hong Kong is undoubtedly Kowloon City – also known as Little Thailand – where there are more Thai restaurants than you can shake a cinnamon stick at. Ruamjai Thai Restaurant on Tak Ku Ling Road are up there with the very top echelon of eateries in the area, and their menu is sure to excite all those who come in to dine. Their menu includes soups – Tom Kha, of course – and curries of the red, green and jungle varieties to follow, as well as plenty of Chang beer to send it all down the hatch. Book a table now.