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Stepping inside the dark wooden interior of this Thai restaurant, hidden away in Holiday Inn Al Barsha, is a little like, well, going on holiday. Gold buddhas are illuminated by soft lighting, the serviettes are fanned and the chairs are throne-like, immediately conjuring up fond memories of eating out in Thailand. An open kitchen keeps diners entertained, which is lucky considering the venue is popular with families and large groups. Further amusement comes courtesy of the over-extended, half-fork-half-chopstick utensils, which look suspiciously Edward Scissorhands-like. But that won’t stop you from tucking into a starter of tasty deep fried, crispy fish or tofu balls stuffed with crab meat and chicken mince. Try the thick flat rice noodles (pad see ew) with beef, for a change from the standard pad Thai. If you’re game, the green curry is as hot as we’ve tried. If not, the red curry with duck is a little less sweat-inducing.
Open daily 7pm-11.30pm. Sheikh Zayed Road, Holiday Inn, Al Barsha, www.hialbarshadubai.com (04 323 4333).
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