Monday, February 20, 2012

Hello Thai

Apparently I’m just on a Thai food kick lately. Today’s blog will be about a Thai place in Busan called Hello Thai.

Directly across from Busan Aquarium, there is a little side street that looks more like a large sidewalk. The street is between the BMW building and The Grill on the Beach restaurant. If you know where TGIF or Ganga is located, they are right in this area, too. Turn left on the first side street just past the BMW building. There will be a large orange sign on the left side of the street that says “Hello Thai” on it. The restaurant is on the third floor of that building (directly across from the Aqua Beach Hotel). Here is another lovely map:

The inside of the restaurant is very clean and very well decorated. The staff are friendly and attentive, as well. The bathrooms are also clean and well stocked.
Towards the main dining area

Towards the bar

They had some interesting wall hangings throughout the restaurant, too.
Art in the main dining area

Wood carvings in the bar area

The prices here are kind of steep, like most foreign-food places in Korea, and you’re better off getting something from one of the set menus if they have something you like included. There are lots of seafood dishes in the sets, though, and I’m not a seafood fan. The sets will run from 25,000 won to 60,000 won depending on the number of people they are meant to feed. Individual dishes will average around 15,000 won. With an appetizer, food, and drink, you’ll probably still end up at around 25,000 won per person. However, we were offered a “free dessert” when we finished our meal: coffee, tea, or ice cream.

The Thai iced tea taste like the other Thai iced tea I’ve had at Wang Thai and Thai Peppers, but it comes out already all mixed together.
Thai iced tea

They have a nice selection of vegetarian options in addition to the chicken, curry, fried rice, pork, and seafood options.

The spring rolls here are triangle shaped instead of “rolls.” They taste good, though, and come with the delicious turnip sauce.
Spring roll

I ordered fried chicken w/ vegetables thinking that vegetables would be fried with the chicken. But no. It was basically a plate of fried chicken chunks on top of some shredded cabbage, shredded carrots, and some iceberg lettuce. While disappointing, the chicken was tasty when mixed with some rice and Thai chili sauce. Also, plain rice cost extra (1,000 won).
Fried chicken w/ vegetables

The next two pictures are Ally and Richard's dishes, but I can't remember what they are :(
Fried rice with chicken and veggies

A soup type dish with chicken and veggies

The flowers on our table

Apparently Thailand hearts umrellas


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