Krua Khun Mae
- Telephone 0131 225 7007
- Seasonal times Open noon–10.30pm during festival
- Food served Mon–Sun noon–3pm, 5–10.30pm.
- Pre-theatre times Mon–Sun 5–6pm
- Average price £7.95 (set lunch); £18 (evening meal)
- Pre-theatre price £13.95
- Website http://www.kruakhunmae.co.uk
This review is taken from the current (2015) edition.
Hidden away off Cockburn Street on one of Edinburgh’s many medieval closes, Krua Khun Mae aims to turn us on to Thai home cooking. Featuring recipes taken from his own family repertoire, chef Anan Cattanach has created a menu including classic and fusion elements. While the decor seems rather populist, with carvings, heavy wood chairs and a mixture of Asian decoration, the food is more robust and provides some innovations among the usual curries and stir-fries. A stand-out is an old family pork recipe, moo yang – a marinated pile of flame-grilled pork served with tangy sauce and chilli. The smaller plates are what you would expect from a Thai restaurant, but occasionally local elements creep in. Wontons stuffed with haggis, and whisky in some marinades are all part of an attempt to capture the spirit of Scotland in the cooking. They’re looking to specialise in a form of street food known as E-Sarn, so keep an ear to the ground for one-off events showcasing the flavours and techniques of Bangkok markets.
- High point: Some genuine Thai home cooking
- Low point: Some of the dishes lack precision
- Notable dish: Moo Yang
- Private dining: Up to 25 covers
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Pre-theatre menu
- Music on stereo: Thai pop
- Capacity: 50
- Largest group: 45
- Open since: 2014
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
- House wine: £13.95 per bottle
- BYOB: £5 corkage
Comments & ratingsPost a comment
Average rating 8 reviews of Krua Khun Mae./5 from RSS feed of these comments