Groupon Asks The Hamilton Arms Nava Thai about the sights and smells of Thai cookery.
G: What’s the food like?
"The emphasis is on traditional Thai food. Joint proprietors Suhail Hussain and Mudita Karnasuta, who came to Britain from Thailand in 1969, ensure that all dishes are based around authentic Thai ingredients and traditional recipes.”
G: So what kind of dishes can people expect?
“A wide selection of starters including roast rib of pork marinated in honey, soya sauce and spices. For mains, people can choose from salads, soups and curries such as Gaeng Ped Yang: roast duck cooked in red chilli paste, coconut milk, pineapple, mushrooms. There’s also a separate vegetarian menu.”
G: Can you tell us more about the owners?
"Mudita is a founder member of the Thai Restaurant Association, formed to establish contact between restaurateurs and to promote authentic Thai food in Britain. She has taught Thai cuisine at adult education classes and has also produced Simply Thai, a video on Thai cookery.”
G: What’s the location like?
"The restaurant is housed within a cosy countryside pub which hosts events including bingo nights. There’s a small shop within the bar which sells genuine Thai ingredients, as well as handicrafts, so that people can recreate the experience at home.”