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Reviewed: My-Tai Thai Restaurant in Brussels, Belgium

By monika - July 8, 2016 (Updated: July 2, 2016)

My-Tai Thai Restaurant in Brussels, Belgium

Monika reviews the family-friendly My-Tai Thai Restaurant in Wezembeek Oppem, near central Brussels, Belgium.

What is it about Thai food that makes everybody love it? Is it the vibrant flavours or the herbs or just the mix of sweet and sour? Whatever the reason, Thai food appeals to almost everybody, especially if there is a vegetarian in the group.

I called up Tom Yam restaurant one weeknight for a reservation; they kept passing the phone from one to the other with a lot of giggles in the background, and after the phone had exchanged hands the third time (with rude replies), I gave up. I like the food at Tom Yam, but the service needs to improve tremendously. It’s such a pity because the food is good, the restaurant has been recently renovated, and it has ample parking.

I then reserved a table for four at My-Tai, which a friend had recommended a few months earlier. This Thai restaurant is in Wezembeek Oppem and is part of a building complex with its own parking area. Don’t judge the restaurant by the façade; the interior is lovely. The restaurant has a lot of room with tables for two and even large groups or families. The welcome was warm, and we were ushered to the table immediately.

Expansive interiors with room for everyone

Expansive interiors with room for everyone

The drinks menu is limited. I wanted to order the My-Tai cocktail but ended up ordering the house wine which was not so great. We then placed the food order, which was delivered efficiently and with a smile.

I asked for ‘prawns with coconut milk, lemon grass and ginger’ which was delicious. The broth was well flavoured with lemon grass and ginger, made sweeter by the addition of coconut milk. The prawns were fresh and so were the other vegetables in the broth. I quite enjoyed it with the sticky rice served on the side.

My delicious prawn curry with coconut milk, lemon grass and ginger

My delicious prawn curry with coconut milk, lemon grass and ginger

The other half chose ‘chicken with garlic and green peppers’. It came garnished with coriander. Both the coriander and fresh green pepper in the broth were delightful. The chicken strips were also flavourful. I asked for a chicken Pad Thai for my son (both mother and son love Pad Thai). To me, a good Pad Thai speaks to the quality of a Thai restaurant, and My-Tai’s did not disappoint. The noodles were just right and were moving well in the sauce, which was full of delectable Thai flavours.

Chicken with fresh green pepper (left) and chicken pad thai (right).

Chicken with fresh green pepper (left) and chicken pad thai (right).

Others in the group ordered a ‘chicken in a green curry with a coconut milk’ and vegetable fried rice. The vegetable fried rice was quite appetising with the right seasoning. However, the green chicken curry with coconut milk could have been better. It lacked the creaminess and the smoothness of a coconut curry with the curry bits falling apart from the broth (and God knows, I don’t like watery curries!)

Chicken in green curry and vegetable fried rice

Chicken in green curry and vegetable fried rice

Despite a little watery curry, the dining experience was good with great service and a nice relaxed ambience in the restaurant. They were quite busy considering it was a weeknight, but nowhere did I notice any hint of irritability with the staff. They are a family-friendly restaurant, quite accepting of kids and toddlers, with foosball equipment and blackboards for drawing as well. My-Thai has a small terrace too, if you feel like sitting outside on a sunny day.

We quite enjoyed the food and the entire experience and will definitely return to My-Thai Restaurant!

Enjoy the terrace while the sun shines!

Enjoy the terrace while the sun shines!

MY-TAI
Mechelsesteenweg 110,
Wezembeek-Oppem 1970
Brussels, Belgium

My-Tai Thai Restaurant in Brussels, Belgium

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Monika

Monika Lamba Saini is an Indian expat, in Brussels, with her husband and an amiable, energetic toddler. Trained as a doctor and specialised as a pathologist, cancer research brought her to Brussels. When she is not working on molecular profiling of different types of thyroid carcinomas, she likes to cook, read and listen to music. Her favourite part of the day is definitely the time spent with the family. She is the author, co-author and peer reviewer of many national and international scientific publications. She is an avid foodie, loves to travel, explore new places, new cultures and also loves to write about them!

2 comments

  1. Comment by debgunsch

    debgunsch Reply July 9, 2016 at 18:13

    Yup. I love the green curry at Thevys so when I found Mai Thai so close and the green curry was awful … I won’t go back. Do they use ketchup in their pad Thai sauce??

  2. Comment by Monika Lamba Saini

    Monika Lamba Saini Reply July 11, 2016 at 11:26

    No, there is no use of ketchup in the pad thai sauce. Save for the green curry, everything else was excellent. I would definitely try this restaurant again and give the green curry a second chance:)

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