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Restaurant : Bussarakham
Menu : Thai Cuisine (Green curry chicken, Som Tam, Spring Rolls, etc.)
Open Hours : 12.00-14.30, 18.30-23.30
Address : Via Valenza 13, 20144 Milano, Italy


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A couple weeks ago, we were in a mood for hot, spicy and delicious Thai food. There are not many Thai restaurants in the town we live in,Milan, Italy… One of the reasons I could say was many north Italians (like my hubby) are not used to oriental spices… holy basil, lemon grass, green curry paste, etc., which is OK. I totally understand it. Why would you crave some other food while you are having one the yummiest Italian dishes around you, right?

Never mind… let’s move on… so yes, we wanted to try some hot food… where could we go?… Thai restaurant was not a bad idea. The location was great, close to Navigli canal… very lively during the evening. We parked our car near public parking space (Porta Genova), which has 24hr security… wow! There were small fees involved (the restaurant will cover parking costs for customers)

 

Let see the atmosphere of Bussarakham Restaurant!

 

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Welcome Drinks – orange juice (not freshed but OK) and rice chips

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Antipasti : we ordered Thai salad (Som Tam) and fried spring rolls. Som Tam was a bit sweet but I had to give them some credits of using authentic ingredient, raw papaya.

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Spring rolls were alright, I love a little basket with a tiny orchid.

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Pad Thai — well, we have been in Thailand… we know how Pad Thai really looked like it was made a tiny rice noodle… what we saw that night was a bit larger size of noodle… strange… but the taste was fine… my husband really liked it.

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Main course: Green Curry Chicken, Beef Pa-Nang (red and sweet curry) and rice.

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Beef Pa-Nang was really salty… it was supposed to be sweet and spicy, wasn’t it?

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Green Curry Chicken — was good, great taste… I was hoping to see some Thai eggplants (green, white and crispy) in the curry but there weren’t there!!! Maybe Italian laws of importing foreign produces have affected them! (In 2010, there were some changes of the laws, which required higher quality of imported products from oversea… many vegetables and fruits from Thailand and many other countries were denied!)

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Rice — it was basmati, not jasmine (traditional Thai rice)… which was alright… I love basmati rice!

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My plate!

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Dessert – green tea ice-cream… good! Yummy!

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Mixed Thai Desserts: many were based on coconut milk and sugar… very tasty!

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At the end of the meal, the restaurant gave away orchids to all lady customers… (just ladies, not men). I think that was so sweet!!!

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All the dishes were quite delicious and tasty… even thought there were some ingredients that were not added in as authentic ones… overall it was fine… I really enjoyed the place, especially the service and atmosphere… The waiters and waitress were very attentive to their clients… impressive!

Yes, it was quite pricey… but just like other restaurant in Milan… dinner could be expensive (we paid around 80 euros for everything… it was perfectly OK in big city of Italy like this! Believe me, we have paid more in some other restaurants)

Upon request, the restaurant gave us complementary parking coupons (6 euro coupons for 2 hours). That was nice… glad they did that… This complementary was not written out loud in the restaurant but it said on their website that parking fee will be refunded. So we asked and they gave.

I think Bussarakham Restaurant could be a good choice of yours if you are up to exotic Thai food while staying Milan… romantic dinner, business dinner… maybe not for a family with young children… but if you want to bring them, I don’t think they would mind!

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