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If there is an ecstasy that can get you high, it’s Opium Thai. Just off the MM Alam Road, which by the way has become way too bumpy for my liking, is the Thai sensation that I have been addicted to since a year. I fell in love with Thai the minute I read ‘Get High on Opium Thai’ – sounds like an invite for a daring plunge but then again, we all love a little controversy here and little dirty secrets there, don’t we? 😉

Bet me, the name is actually just perfect and you’ll know why when you drop by for a mouth-watering Thai experience! It gets you hooked onto the Thai flavor, and does justice to the cuisine by carefully combining all the right ingredients.

My friends and I dropped by the other day for lunch. Voila! B1G1 Free! Yes, we were a chorus of eight high on ecstasy, and paid for four only. The main course offers Buy 1 Get 1 free, and the best thing is that Opium Thai serves food in traditional Ala Carte style, that as fast food meaning single serving.

Gluttony is a major weakness for almost every self-respecting Lahori. Though, I’m not that big on ordering starters or appetizers, because it leaves just a little less space for the main course, B1G1 is treat for an opportunist. Little Miss Greedy tempted us to take the plunge. Prawn Tempuras was top on my list. I hadn’t had prawn tempuras since Shun Bar shut down. These Prawn Tempuras were as good as the ones I tried in Phuket. Ah Phuket! That was almost year and a half ago when we stopped at Phuket while on a cruise trip in Far East. The aroma of fresh cooked sea-food brought to my mind the scrumptious sea-food memories as the ocean liner sailed on the clam sea. Yum Goong Salad, Stir Fry Prawns in Coconut Sauce and Thai Fish Curry with Basil and Coriander, of course rice as a side-order made my day.

The Prawns and Salad were just the right choice for my friend who cannot handle too much spice. Anyways, I’m getting impatient with the details and I HAVE to jump on to tell you how much I LOVED the Prawn Tempuras.

Prawn Tempuras are love at first sight; the aroma and taste! Just the right amount of crisp, the batter had beautifully fluffed around the prawn. You have to see it to believe it! The Prawn Tempuras were juicy and tender when you bit into them and perfectly fried-crispy from the outside. Of course, not to forget the divine Thai Chili sauce with it! I’ve been dying to have this sauce ever since I tried it in Thailand, and here it was in front of me to savor. I was in seven heavens! Absolutely delighted with the way the meal started.

Opium Thai was actually made me high on the food, the aura and ambiance and everything in between. We had nearly almost forgotten the salad because of the excitement of the prawns. The main course also arrived shortly after we devoured the prawns. The salad was good too. It’s must try. The herbs has a way of filling the stomach lightly, yet made you hungrier for the main course. The crispy Prawns in the Honey Chili sauce along with my favorite greens was just perfect. I have always loved the combination of Honey-Chilli, and Opium Thai got the balance just right. Trust me, it’s a difficult one because I have tried making it at home and it’s always either too sweet or too chili!

The combination of a Stir Fry and a Curry is a favorite in Lahore, and somehow has stuck with me as well. The serving is perfect, not too much and not too stingy with the helpings, Opium Thai had it just right for us. Even though I would have loved to try the spicy dishes, which I will next time, we had to make do with the mild spicy ones and Lo and behold, do I have something to write home about? More than just something! Both the dishes were gorgeously displayed and cooked with the love for food that only an excellent chef can have! As you can see, we took the opportunity to try sea-food because Opium Thai is the most authentic Thai cuisine in town with a huge array of Japanese and Chinese on board.

Opium Thai

Try Opium Thai if you haven’t and let me know what you think. Which dishes should I try next and which I shouldn’t?

Get High With Opium Thai

Don’t be Shy, Give it a Try…..

I’m a really bad poet…but I just discovered the secret ingredient lies with MASTER OPIUM!

Ok, Bye!

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