Yet another portal in Warsaw. This time it takes me right to the sandy beaches and crystal blue water where the food is hot and spicy and it’s regarded as a religion by many: Thailand.
You will find everything here from pad thai through papaya salad to red and green curry. But what most people come here for is a special duck soup.
I have never tried it in Thailand, and the chef says that it’s his grandmother’s special recipe. But it’s worth every penny. It’s rich in flavour, it’s surprising (thanks to a little bit of cinnamon), and it’s definitely heart lifting. Real soul food. You can add chilies and vinegar on your own. Be careful! They are really hot. I didn’t believe it when I was warned by the waitress, and I paid the price for that.
Be warned, starters plus a small bowl of soup are usually enough for us mortals. I know some people who go for seconds after the soup, but I asked to pack mine in the doggy bag. It was simply too much. Also, a soup is rather on the “heavy” end of the scale.
Actually, I usually move around the center of Warsaw, or my neighborhood. I rarely have a reason to go to the other side of Vistula, to Praga (although there are many great spots there!). But Naam Thai is definitely one of those reasons.
On the weekends it’s better to book a table.