PhuThai Esarn – Best Thai in Wellington

Phu Thai EsarnSeafood Dish PhuThai EsarnBasil Chicken- hot thai chilli stir-fried with onion and basil

I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been to PhuThai Esarn. Esarn is the name of the northeastern region of Thailand. Esarn food is generally healthy, full of herbs, spices and flavours. You can just tell this from my photos and the taste is sensational. They use fresh, local produce to produce spicy and delicious cuisine and take note NO MSG.

This has to be the best Thai in Wellington. The staff personally welcome you so warmly when you arrive. They take reservations, are BYO wine only and also offer a takeaway menu. They are open for a $10 lunch 12-00 to 230pm M-F and dinner M-Sun 5pm to late.

We shared the chicken satay, fresh spring rolls, karee puffs and thai fish cakes. Our mains were the basil chicken with chilli, seafood vege dish and the sizzling hot lamb plate. I loved the dishes so much I ate all the garnish, as everything is edible. One serving of rice was ordered but it was satisfying enough to eat as is and helped me follow a paleo/primal meal. I must say I normally get the Thai green curry, which is my ultimate favourite so will choose that next time.

Prices are so reasonable and being BYO wine does keep your costs down. I’ll be back 🙂

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