Ban Khun Mae
A decent Thai pit-stop at the food court in Mall of the Emirates
Time Out Says
It’s not the first place you’d think to go for a Thai meal in this city, but this counter within the Mall of the Emirates is a great option if you’re in the area or heading to the movies. Located in the food court nearest the cinemas, the fare is more than palatable and is served up fresh (rather than out of aluminium bins in the display case). The chef, dressed in an unbelievably tall chef’s hat out the back, whips up Thai delicacies on the spot, such as panaeng curry and rick stick noodle soup. Ban Khun Mae translates to ‘my mother’s kitchen’ in Thai and the pad see-eiw noodles with egg, chicken and veggies has that warm, home-cooked feel to it: nothing is too prepared too perfectly. The pra-jan kra-dadd (deep-fried marinated minced chicken and shrimps) are not entirely what we’re expecting: a spongey, flat omelette-style dish of bland non-descript meat, wrapped in a crispy spring-roll wrapping. But don’t let that steer you away, there are plenty of noodle salads and curries to keep you happy.
By Time Out Dubai staff | 10 Apr 2013
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