Simply Asia, Somerset West

In Somerset Mall, tucked away in a corner near the arcade and the movies you will find Simply Asia. This is a franchise restaurant built on an excellent formula and each one has a Thai chef. Really, the formula is there and so it is up to each individual owner to make you feel at home, as the food and the menu should be a given. Our Simply Asia is very small, and I was glad we got a table with no problems – and as the seats have been changed from benches to chairs I was doubly happy. We sit as close to the kitchen as possible – not only to get a close up of the chef, but to get away from the outside noise from the arcade and food hall tables.

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The wine list is limited, with only one rosé on the menu. The wine list is favoured on the whites – which makes sense given the menu. It is reasonably priced but as we are in our detox phase, we did not have any wine.

There is a choice of 8 starters ranging from R24 – R36, 3 soups from R29 – R33 and 5 light meals from R35 each and Dave and I shared a chicken spring roll starter for R28. They were crispy and tasty, but I could not find the chicken in them.

The main courses are divided into Thai; Vegetarian; Noodles and Seafood and range from R47 – R64. Dave had the large rice noodle seafood dish and I had the Yellow Rice Seafood in Yaki Sauce (both were R64). After our meals were put on the table the condiments were brought over – a small oversight as they should have been given to us straight after our order. The dish sauce with chillies in my favourite and my dish received a generous spoon or three of this and the soy sauce. I did not touch the dried chillies! Both our meals were excellent and I had to resort to the cutlery for my last mouthful.

We did not have desserts but I am pleased to see the addition of 4 Thai desserts to the menu. You can enjoy one of 7 (or all of them) from a price range of R26 – R30

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  1. Maybe they accidentally served you the vegetarian spring rolls. 😉
    🙂 Mandy

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    1. maybe they did 🙂

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