THAI FUSION | Amsterdam

Rating: 4 out of 5.

After the debacle at the tapas place, we were at a loss as to where to go for dinner. I had a list in my head but none were within easy walking distance, and we couldn’t well wander off as we would have had to come back to where we parked the car. We wandered around the neighborhood a few minutes before spontaneously settling on a random Thai place. It’s safe to say a good Thai was had by all!

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I had my initial hesitation going in especially after seeing the name of the restaurant. Thai Fusion?
Once we sat down my next thought was thankfully the waitress wasn’t an indifferent Dutchie. She was a nice and friendly Asian woman.
I opened the menu and tried looking for the familiar. Though I didn’t see it, I asked if they had Thai Iced Tea. And brilliantly she said yes! First time to have this in the Netherlands.

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It wasn’t as creamy as I remember but it tasted good nonetheless. And it certainly made me nostalgic.
We had the appetizer sampler of spring rolls, chicken sate, shrimp sate, and fried fish cake which were all great dipped in peanut sauce.

My memory may be fading but I can’t recall ever having Pad Thai since I got here. I’ve always thought that a Thai restaurant’s worth is measured by its Pad Thai. It wasn’t the best I’ve had but it was good enough — and definitely filling.

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My partner had the Kai Preuw Wan which was fried chicken fillet with veggies in sweet-sour sauce. I guess it was done well as he finished all of it! I’ve yet to meet anyone who is more particular with food so seeing him finish anything is a pleasant surprise.

For dessert, I asked the waitress if they had the classic Sticky Rice with Mango which wasn’t on the menu. She apologetically said no, not at the moment, but it would be available next month. Yikes! That’s certainly one way to get me to come back. In the meantime, it was Dame Blanche for the evening.

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Thankfully, the terrible start to the evening was offset by the pleasant discovery of Thai Fusion in the end. Wish they’d consider changing the name though. What made the dinner even sweeter was my friend visiting from DC was the one to foot the bill. Thank you, Gil! Hope we can do it again soon. (:

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