Bangkok on William was a place that I visited before actually going to Bangkok again last week. But does Thai food 5,000 kilometres from its home have to taste all that bad? Surprise surprise, it was actually not bad at all. Bangkok on William was good with courteous service. One that you would expect when visiting the land of smiles. That night, my hungry family of 4 ordered a meal enough to feed 6.
The serious highlights that day were the strong set of appetisers and amazing dish of vegetable. Spongy, and tasty spiced up fish cake was perfection while the fresh Som Yam (Papaya salad) was impossible to dislike with its tangy sauce giving the mouth a refreshing feel. Then comes the Tom Yam Goong that just amazes with its rich prawns flavours and generous amount of the crustacean.
Som Tam (Papaya Salad)
Thai Fish Cake
Larb (Meat Salad)
The Basil Stir Fry here was so much better than the Basil stir-fry dishes my friends and I had in Thailand. Bangkok on William ensured the meat stayed juicy while spiking the dish with generous amount of basil, fish sauce and chilli! Just the way I like it!
Then comes the most amazing crispy Pork Roast with Kai Lan. As vegan as this sounds, this dish was more a carnivore with generous amounts of pork roast. From that amazing stir fry sauce to the crunchy pork, this was spot on when served with steamed rice.
With my food palate now toned to the level of quality that Bangkok provides, I expected myself to feel slightly concerned at writing about a Thai restaurant in Perth But this post was easy as. That night the 6 dishes (not all pictured above) were a mix of the good, the bad and the ugly. The favourites that night were the Som Tum, Tom Yam Goong, Basil Stir-Fry and Crispy Pork with Kai Lan. The larb was slightly to salty while the Panang Curry was too bland! Definitely needed balance there. One thing I noticed was that just because I was in Bangkok, it does not guarantee that I was getting the best food as proven by the Basil Stir-Fry and Thai Fish Cake. If you are looking for a well-priced Thai place with great food, I would most definitely recommend Bangkok on William. That night the bill came to $130.