Thai food, Bahrain

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    by googoosh
  • Thai food
    by googoosh
  • Bambu!: Superb food and value

    by sambahrain Updated May 24, 2007

    Bambu! has a unique concept - eat as much as you want from the extensive menu, and drink as much wine or beer as you like, for BD12.8. All the food is prepared to order - no buffets. It's always packed and noisy, with bright lights and no music, so it's not the place for a romantic dinner; rather a meal with friends - the more the better, as you can sample more dishes. The menu includes soups, starters, mains, sides (noodles, rice & veg) and desserts. The trick is to order say 3 starters each plus 2 mains, as the dishes are tiny and designed to be small so you can sample a lot of the menu, although generally one noodle or rice will do between two. Get there hungry. Service is a lot better than it was, and the food comes in bits and pieces, so aim to start no later than 9pm. This is one of my favourite restaurants in Bahrain and the one I take any visiting friends or family to. You have to book in advance at weekends, and they will phone you to make sure you are coming, as they are always packed. They also do a superb value lunch from the same menu.

    Favorite Dish: Starters - pork ribs, fish cakes, prawn tempura, hammour parcels, mussels. Don't order the dumplings as they give you some free as a taster while you wait for the first course.

    Mains - soy hammour, pepper pork, lemon chicken (not the crispy one), salt & pepper prawns, chilli beef

    Leave some room for the deep-fried ice-cream.

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    Blue Elephant: GREAT Restaurant

    by Emile72 Updated Mar 11, 2006

    A great restaurant from the Blue Elephant chain. Very good, authentic thai food. The buffet is a must, it felt like I was back in Thailand. I also have been to Monsoon in Manama, but I'd suggest to go for the Blue Elephant. Also the interior is great!

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  • Lana Thai, Budaya road.: Lana Thai, Budaya road.

    by googoosh Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Great service, good food and the chef is more than happy to cook anything not on the menu. Just ask Ismail (ish-my-al) for help.

    Favorite Dish: Everything's good - but on sunday nights they do a buffet for BD 3.500

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  • Up a Tree, Cup a Tea: Up a Tree, Cup a Tea

    by googoosh Written Sep 7, 2002

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    It's a converted garage, covered in antique goodies such as persian rugs, mirrors and rose water sprinklers.

    Favorite Dish: The pad thai is pretty good.

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