Just because you're working from home, doesn't mean you have to miss out on a lunchtime treat
Remember the office? Fondly or… not so much?
We miss nipping out for a lunchtime treat at a nearby restaurant. We definitely miss after-work drinks followed by a laid back bite to eat.
Restaurants miss us too.
The office crowd is a huge part of the buzz of places like Spinningfields. But that crowd is now working from home. With eating-in also off the table, restaurants are trying to stay afloat by offering takeaway.
We want them to stay afloat, because we love them and want to go back to them when all this is over
Thaikhun is doing well in the face of such a challenging year. As of January 2021, the Manchester store was shifting over 500 meals per week with just over 53% of them new customers.
So why not join them and recreate that Friday working lunch at home? Order a few dishes as a treat and support your local indie in the process.
Click n collect from Thaikhun
We organised a click n collect of a few of Thaikhun’s best selling dishes.
It was so good to sit down at a table full of authentic Thai food with all its vibrant flavours and colours without having to do anything except take a short stroll to pick it up.
Delivery is available too but sometimes it’s just nice to get out of the house, isn’t it?
What did we order for our WFH treat?
Chicken satay skewers
A street food essential on bamboo skewers with that addictive, zingy but creamy satay dip that never seems quite on the money when you make it yourself.
A dish for kings (and queens) - apparently it was first served to the Thai royal family in the 17th century. Whether made with chicken, beef or lamb it’s hugely popular thanks to its decadent richness - like the culinary equivalent of a hot cup of chai. Yes, we know chai’s not Thai but Massaman refers to the inspiration taken from the food of Muslim countries, so this one is heavy on the spices with a kick of cumin, sweet and sour tamarind and the dynamic Thai duo of lemongrass and galangal bring a Sawadee-ka kick.
Beef chilli Thai basil
This is a smart addition to the banquet as it cuts through the richness of those coconut-based dishes with a good thwack of chilli heat. A Thai feast without at least one dish that makes your eyes stream just isn’t right is it?
At the age of just 15 with big dreams and an entrepreneurial spirit, Thaikhun founder Khun Kim left her village for the busy streets of Bangkok. In 1993, she set up her first Pad Thai cart - the rest, is history but this very recipe is still proudly used across Thaikhun’s restaurants today.
That touch of caramelisation brings toffee sweetness that is balanced by the fragrant herbs and spices and punctuated by the crunch of bashed peanuts. Who doesn’t love it?
Fancy a WFH lunch?
Why not take advantage of the curry and a beer bundle from just £12.50. Nothing goes better with a tasty Thai curry than a Thai beer - we won't tell your boss. Enjoy our beer and curry bundle on Deliveroo every day (not available for collection due to Government restrictions on alcohol).