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Best thai food in basel

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Where can i get best thai food in basel?
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Re: Best thai food in basel

Thai Window (I have no idea what it's real name is) is always popular.

It's a few doors down from Migros at Claraplatz (towards Claraplatz), and is literally a window. It's noticeable because of the various bright coloured menus stuck on the glass. There is a Thai grocery attached, through the adjacent door.
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Re: Best thai food in basel

I thought that little grocery had shut down? I guess not.

I like the Thai food at Saigon Moon (Brausebad) but it's really better known for its Vietnamese (as that's who run it). Nowhere in Basel (that I've found) is really that good, unfortunately. I mean, anyone (even me) can knock up a very good green/red/yellow etc curry as the authentic pastes and other ingredients are easy to buy here. The trick is to cook things in the right order - follow an authentic recipe. Top tip: Use thick coconut cream first in the wok at a very high heat and cook the paste in the oil which separates out of it. Then, just when you're about to sneeze from the chilli, add the other ingredients which need frying, then the coconut milk then the rest.

When I want something I'm too lazy to cook, especially a steamed fish dish (which I *think* is called Pla Neung Manao) I get it in London.

So I'm also keen to hear recommendations if anyone has any!
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I thought that little grocery had shut down? I guess not.
It was open the last time I went in... Erm, about three years ago.

You might be right

But the window is still there.
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Re: Best thai food in basel

Try this place out

http://www.boobasel.ch/


The menu doesnt offer a large selection but I was surprised how fresh and authentic testing the food was (tried both the red and green thai curries), and very tasty. Much better than other places i have been to around Basel. Try the whole red snapper with sweet chilli, will hit the spot!

Its a small place so best plan to book. located in Klein Basel along tram line 8.
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Re: Best thai food in basel

Standard Swiss prices. The red snapper dish (the only one I want, but boy do I want it!) is just over 30Fr with rice. I'll give it a go one day and report back. The icon next to it of three red chillis is a draw but I hope it's not too sweet - ie it's not just that crappy sauce they throw over spring rolls and the like.
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Re: Best thai food in basel

Yeah the prices are keeping me from going there every other day.

You'll like it. The sauce on top was all fresh stuff, cut ginger, sliced chillis, coriander etc. served with it still frying on top of the fish
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Re: Best thai food in basel

I guess there is always Lilly's.

Not really sure what authentic cuisine style they claim to serve, but there are some Thai-ish elements on the menu.
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Re: Best thai food in basel

Another vote for BOO!

I am just finishing up a bowl of their red curry chicken as we speak!
A woman from work turned me onto this place.
I am really impressed with how fresh their flavors are.
Also nuanced and complex, not just blasts of spice or hotness.
In my view, it is better than Thai that I get back in the SF Bay Area and head-and-shoulders above Lilly's.

I see the same man and woman each time I go (weekly) and they are always so nice and smiling. The place is always pretty full and very crowded on Friday and Saturday evenings.

As another poster mentioned -- easy to get to, off the 8 line in KleinBasel around 5 or 6 blocks from Claraplatz.

Yum!
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Re: Best thai food in basel

ok ok - I'll go. Will report back some time next week once I've had a chance.
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Re: Best thai food in basel

I find Mr Wong cheap and cheerful, maybe not 100% authentic but much better than Mac D or durum.
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I find Mr Wong cheap and cheerful, maybe not 100% authentic but much better than Mac D or durum.
Been to Mr Wong once ... never again.
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Re: Best thai food in basel

Wong=wrong for a reason
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Re: Best thai food in basel

There are two good (IMHO) Thai restaurants in Basel.

One is Restaurant Nordbahnhof just down from Kannendeldplatz. Green curry is particularly good. I usually get takeaway but lately every time I've been, most of the tables are occupied or have "reserved" labels on them, so perhaps book.

http://nordbahnhof.ch/

I also like a place near Badischer Bahnhof called Malai Thai, although I haven't been there for a couple of years.

http://www.malaithai-restaurant.ch/
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Re: Best thai food in basel

My favourite was always kittipon

It's not cheap (this is Switzerland), but it's good - it's Thai food but Michelin red book Thai food. Think up-market Thai.
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ok ok - I'll go. Will report back some time next week once I've had a chance.

Have you tried it yet?
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Re: Best thai food in basel

Totally agree with Magick kittipon is the place in Basel for Thai food--it is also known as Restaurant Krone. Here are the details:
Restaurant Krone
Kittipon’s Finest Thai Cuisine
Kittipon Kerdchuen
Hauptstrasse 127
4102 - Binningen/Baselland
Tel. 061-421 20 42
Fax 061-421 59 95
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Have you tried it yet?
Currently in Taiwan eating real food. Once back in Basel and after my tastebuds have returned to being able to extract flavour from the local bland crap, I'll give it a go.
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Re: Best thai food in basel

It's not in Basel, but my favorite in Lausanne is Thaimaki! Warm, friendly, service and delicious food.
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Re: Best thai food in basel

Lilly's is good. Pretty authentic.

Kittipon is on the steep side but it's as Thai as it can get.
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