Bringing a little Thai to your children

Before children me and my husband had visited Thaikhun in Aberdeen's Union Square - our honeymoon was spend in Thailand so it was an obvious choice for us - but since having children we haven't been. I am not sure why but it just wasn't the the first choice for us when it came to eating out with kids.

Ordering was difficult with so many options to choose from but for starters I had Tod Man Pla (Thai fishcakes), and my husband had Gai Satay (chicken skewers) and both dishes were delicious. Not just enjoyed by ourselves but both F (9 months) and M (2 years) had to have a try of each and enjoyed both. They were served very quickly which is ideal when you have children.

For mains we had Kao Ka Prao Gai (chicken with thai basil and chilli) and Guay Tiew Phad Sie Eiew (noodles with beef) and again both were outstanding. There was a little bit of a wait for these to be served but well worth it. Both were again sampled by the kids who enjoyed them.

Now the concern was that we would not have anything that M would enjoy (F has a bit of everyones as he is still a bit young for a meal yet) but we ordered the Phad Thai for M as she loved noodles. The kids meal comes with vegetable sticks to start which was great as they came instantly and kept her amused for a bit but as much as she loved vegetables she did seem bit jealous at our starters so did have a taste of them.

The Phad Thai came and it was a huge plate. Far more than M would ever manage to eat and, despite eating for ages, it hardly looked like she had made a dent in the plate. She enjoyed it but in hindsight I think we should have ordered the mix and match plate for a bit of variety (we got a bit confused with the menu if I am honest and would have done thing had we realised).

For dessert she had ice-cream which went down a treat. It also included a drink.

I am glad there were no "British" options on the menu as it can be only too easy to order something that you know when out rather than opening up and trying new things, especially with kids.

Additionally the children's meals come with free creepy crawlies with every meal. I had to ask for these as we were leaving as they were not given to us at the time but they were a fun thing to try later on in the week.


Service was great and M loved the waitress who served us. She also loved getting special chop sticks to use for her dinner. Such a novelty for a youngster.

The whole restaurant really did take us back to our honeymoon. It felt so authentic. Just felt right at home. Oh the memories.

This is somewhere we will definitely being returning to now that we have been we know just how suitable it is.

The children's meal was provided free of charge for the purposes of this review. All opinions are ours and ours alone.

Training Mummy

Training Mummy is a 30 something mum to two beautiful children - a girl born February 2014 and a boy born in October 2015.

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