At this fun and unpretentious little eatery over at Yen Fook Mansion on Second Street in the Sai Ying Pun area, diners can experience a taste of authentic Thai cuisine. At Thai Na, the decor is hip, the menu is full of tasty Thai classics, and the cocktails come served in repurposed jam jars, making it one trendy Hong Kong hangout. To guarantee a table at this popular joint, making a reservation in advance is advised.
With hand-painted graphic murals on the wall, bold colours and the soundtrack of modern house music playing in the background, Thai Na in Hong Kong’s Sai Ying Pun has a cool and contemporary vibe, and the delectable dishes served up are traditional and as authentic as you can get. Headed by esteemed chef Tom Samranjit, the menu features the favourite dishes from his Thai upbringing that have been updated using progressive cooking techniques.
Start with some jang ron (grilled fish mousse stuffed with a bamboo stick) or hoi gor (deep-fried crab meat rolls with chilli sauce), then try the flavour-packed geng gari gung, an aromatic curry with prawns, or the khaa muu parlow, an exciting dish with pork hocks braised with star anise and soya sauce. Drawing in crowds from all over Hong Kong to its hip location on Second Street in Sai Ying Pun, Thai Na can get pretty packed. To be sure of snagging a seat, booking in advance is recommended.
Food and service have been excellent and exceeded my expectations. I already have been there again with a colleague who has also be satisfied to a very high extend.