Smoking Goat Shoreditch | Thai Restaurant
Last Updated: 8th January 2019
It’s almost impossible without a blender.
Unless, that is, you’re talking about the “Aharn Glam Lao” (which is Thai for “drinking food”) that they’re serving up at Smoking Goat on Redchurch Street in Shoreditch…
This sophomore joint is considerably larger than the cosy, cultishly-beloved Soho original, and is set in the former family-run strip club that was The White Horse. They’ve, ahem, stripped the place down to its bare brick & wood fittings, removed the poles, stage and oppressively seedy atmosphere, and installed charcoal-fuelled wok burners, smokers, steamers, and everything else needed to perfectly mimic a street-style Thai canteen.
Here’s how it breaks down:
Served in smaller portions designed to be shared, the ‘drinking food’ includes the likes of (appropriately) smoked goat sausage with turmeric and chilli; some barbecued pork-and-pork-fat skewers; and steamed Menai oyster with roasted chilli. If you want to take in something larger, and ironically less shareable, then they’ve also got you covered with a pot of soya braised chicken from Bangkok’s Chinatown, or smoked brisket and bone marrow curry.
On weekends, Smoking Goat is also open for breakfast with dishes like curried saffron eggs, smoked aubergine with chilli roti, and the intensely savoury salted mackerel curry – all of which you can wash down with Thai bloody maries.
Which brings us to the second part of this whole equation, the…
Yes the good news is, there’s a bar. And it’s serving up a daily changing list of wines by the glass alongside pale ales, pilsners, sours on tap, plus a selection of mixed Southeast Asian cocktails that include one featuring rye whisky & green chilli, and another featuring rhubarb & vermouth. Want to know our favourite?
It’s a Thai.
NOTE: Smoking Goat Shoreditch is open daily for lunch and dinner, plus weekend brunch. You can find out more, and make a booking (for breakfast and lunch, or dinner for 6-12 people) at their website right HERE.
Smoking Goat Shoreditch | 64 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JJ
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