When you find a restaurant or takeaway you love it can be easy to get stuck in a rut when it comes to choosing dinner so when hungryhouse approached me to take part in their ‘try something new’ campaign, it seemed like a good excuse to do just that. The campaign offers a 20% discount If you order for the first time from Thai, Korean, Brazilian or other takeaways on hungryhouse throughout August. For those who struggle to decide on an unfamiliar dish, they have even created a ‘foodfindr’ tool, which is basically tinder for food: You to swipe left or right depending on whether you fancy something spicy or mild, veggie etc and it presents you with your ‘perfect match’ – not a hunky date but a suggested dish instead (good compromise). I chose to eat some Thai food from Sukhothai Palace, but didnt follow the advice of food tinder as I fancied a tofu pad cashew nut curry instead. SukhoThai Palace specialises in simple but tasty home-cooked Thai food and I had heard good things from colleagues about their amazing value £4.95 two course lunch menu. The starter of spicy corn fritters was tasty, but could have been spicier for me (I like it hot!) but the cashew nut curry was very tasty.
Usually if I order Thai I head to seven dials’ Red Snapper and have Thai red curry so it was good to branch out and I actually think pad cashew nut with tofu may be my new favourite Thai dish; less creamy than red or green curry without the coconut milk it has a great savoury taste and crunchy toasted cashew nuts to add a bit of bite.
If you are up for trying something new then take advantage of the discount this month. To celebrate the campaign, HungryHouse are also giving out prizes which you can win if you follow them on either twitter or instagram and tag your dinner with #trysomethingnew @hungryhouse. Further details about the offer and the competition can be found on the hungryhouse blog and the full menu for Sukhothai palace can be found on their website.