I’ve heard a lot about Ubon before trying it and I’m glad I did. I was invited to try their food and I have to say they have a lot of unique combinations when it comes to appetizers and main courses that I haven’t seen before. To start with we were offered thai ice tea with milk (available in gallery below). They have a small menu but they clearly go by quality not quantity.
To start off I had the Fresh Salad, it was nicely presented and tasted different because of the sweet sesame sauce they added to the mix of cucumbers, carrots and apples. This was the lightest salad I could find, the others either contain chicken or beef and I normally like to start light to have a lot of space for the main course and appetizers.
I had no idea what those were until they arrived and no you are not supposed to eat them with the leaf attached. Those are pieces of steamed chicken marinated with garlic, wrapped in banana leafs to add flavour. They were served with ginger sauce which added more taste, it tasted good but tasted different more than anything.
They call these Satay Sticks, you pick if you want grilled chicken or tenderloin beef or both for that matter. Ubon’s sauces play a big factor in the taste, the satay sticks actually come with peanut sauce. I don’t know who had the idea of combining peanut with chicken and beef but he did a great job. This appetizer can be a main course for one person, or should be shared with two or more.
When you browse their menu and you read “Pineapple Fried Rice” they are dead serious about it, if ordered wait a few minutes and you will find a pineapple chopped in half filled with rice on your table. They have other varieties like garlic rice and coconut rice but I’ll stick the pineapple rice for now. Wouldn’t say the rice tasted pineapple’y but definitely tasted different.
This is their popular Chicken Green Curry. It comes will green chili, herbs, spices and sweet basil mixed with vegetables in coconut cream. I ordered the pineapple rice to eat with the chicken curry and the combo was pretty good. You can either have it as a soup or order it with rice. Keep in mind rice will fill you up way faster.
My friend who’s a beef person ordered Pepper Beef Garlic. Had stir-fried tenderloin beef with oyster sesame sauce served with mixed vegetables and topped with dried garlic. He highly recommends it, the beef was grilled with the right duration, it think it was medium well-done, as it wasn’t too moist but flavorful. Guess this one is a must have for the beef lovers.
Last but not least came the sugary stuff. I don’t think Ubon intended to have desserts on their menu but after noticing how Kuwait loves brownies they adapted. This one has two vanilla scopes and under it is a really hot melting chocolate cake. If you still have space for more after your main course I recommend this brownie with vanilla ice cream.
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