Thanks to the 2014 addition of MTR service to Hong Kong’s Kennedy Town, the city’s intrepid foodies are now working their way west in the hunt for the perfect Thai experience. Thalassic Thai Restaurant, on the ground floor of the Chi Ping Building along Hau Wo Road, is bound to be a stop on the journey – Thalassic Thai’s location and extensive seafood menu are ideal reflections the bounty beneath the waves.
Historic Kennedy Town remains a lesser known Hong Kong borough in the Western District, only
recently experiencing a boom due to the addition of good public transport links from Central. As
such, it’s one of Hong Kong’s better preserved areas, with its streets and sights hinting traces of
Hong Kong’s past. Here, the venerable Lo Pan Temple sits nearby to the modern Merton housing
complex, narrow streets are filled with dried fish merchants and rice sellers hawking their goods by
the scoop – but there are also some fantastic contemporary restaurants to be found. Down Hau Wo
Road, for instance, is a hidden gem of a Thai restaurant: Thalassic Thai.
Seafood features prominently on the menu at Thalassic Thai, which makes sense given the restaurant’s name: thalassic is a French word derived from the Greek word for sea, meaning of the sea, related to the sea. Thalassic Thai’s compact premises down the very compact Hau Wo Road in Hong Kong’s Kennedy Town is brimming with delicate seafood dishes done Thai-style. Fried New Zealand green mussels with chilli paste join a host of spicier options at your table, like steamed grey mullet with lemon, lime, and a fiery sauce served sizzling on a hot plate. Naturally, there are pages of classic Thai rice and noodle dishes to choose from, too. With so many restaurants like Thalassic Thai waiting to be discovered, many are beginning to say that west is best when it comes to Hong Kong dining with a difference.
Really pleasant experience! Cosy, decent prices for authentic good food, as well as fast service and a great corkage charge (only ten dollars a head).
Good food for the price it charges, and most dishes had good flavour! Seating was too close to other tables and feeling unrelaxed! Service was mediocre and so was the ambience of the set up!