Stirling Food Scene: Excellent Thai at Wilawan

Don’t let the deceptive facade fool you

Wilawan Thai Restaurant has been a Baker Street favourite since 2002, but my culinary escapades only took me there in the final month of my final semester at Stirling Uni. Shame on me! The food and service at this authentic food joint are well above the city’s average.

The restaurant’s only letdown is its unwelcoming facade but once you look past the dated signs and fittings, you’ll find a comfortable and relaxed dining room dotted with Asian artefacts. Service is prompt and friendly, and staff are well informed about the dishes on offer and how to explain foreign-sounding ingredients to clueless customers. Meals come served on traditional dishes and accompanied by a range of exotic condiments. We opted for a selection of starters including Kratong Tong (like a Thai vol-au-vent) and dim sum that were all cooked to perfection and served in generous portions. For mains we chose curries with the group’s favourite being Gang Massaman with just the right amount of spices and tender-cooked lamb. We ate our dishes with coconut rice, the perfect accompaniment. Unfortunately, we were full up and didn’t try any desserts, but settled instead for more wine that’s priced very reasonably.

Choose Wilawan Thai for special occasions. Prices range between £9 – £16 for a main course.

– Miss Red

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