Mai Thai, Auckland, New Zealand

I’d been to Mai Thai once before, but had forgotten to write a blog entry.

I was in Auckland again during the week, so took the opportunity to stop by this restaurant again.

My memory of my prior visit was that the food was quite yummy and reasonably well priced.

Mai Thai is only a block away from Auckland’s Sky City casino. It is upstairs at the corner of Victoria & Albert Streets in the Auckland CBD.

We got to the restaurant around 7pm and were able to secure a table quite quickly in the outside area behind the main reception desk.

We were famished after a long day of meetings, and the fact that I had forgotten to eat lunch didn’t help either so a feast was in the offing. We ordered two entrees, a soup each and two mains to share.

The entrees were Ban Krib Thord which is finely diced chicken cooked with toasted peanut wrapped in puff
pastry and lightly fried, and four mixed entrees.

This was followed by a quite decent Tom kha Gai soup for myself.

For mains we ordered were Gaeng Phed ped Yang which is roast duck with red curry paste and coconut milk, and Moo Pad Char which is country style tender slices pork with krachai, lime leaves and capsicums. These were both beautiful and tasty dishes which we washed down with a bottle of New Zealand pinot noir.

A highly recommended restaurant and you can find more info on Mai Thai a their website.