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For an enjoyable meal which is full of fantastic flavours, look no further than our reputable Thai restaurant. As a family-run business, Bann Thai Smile Restaurant, in Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, provides traditional, delicious, and healthy Thai cuisine. With a kitchen full of chefs who have more than 20 years of experience, we are renowned for offering authentic meals at affordable prices. With everything we create handmade from fresh and tasty ingredients, we ensure that whatever is placed in front of you is cooked to the highest of standards.

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Friendly Customer Service

At Bann Thai Smile Restaurant, our focus is always on you as a valued customer. Our staff walk the floor and are always on hand to make sure that you're enjoying your meal. Renowned for our exceptional reputation, we take pride in the high level of customer care that we provide. Our restaurant is more than happy to cater for:

Couples - Families - Small Groups - Large Parties - Special Occasions

 



Restaurant

Traditional Thai Cuisine

Starters

Prawn Crackers (G)

Satay Gay (Chicken Satay) (N)
Skewers of tender marinated chicken, served with peanut sauce & toast

Duck Spring Roll (G)
Duck spring roll served with hoisin sauce

Prawns On Toast (G) (N)
Marinated king prawn minced, honey & egg on toast with sesame seeds served with sweet chilli sauce

Thai Fish Cake (G)
Marinated white fish with fine bean lime leaves

Prawn Tempura (G)
Lightly battered prawns served with sweet chilli sauce

Kaew Nung
Steamed wonton served with special soya sauce on a bed of bean sprouts

Gung Tarlai (G)
Steamed prawns cooked with our homemade sauce

Peek Gai Tord
Thai style deep fried chicken wings

Ka-Nom Jeep (G)
Classic style steam chicken, prawn minced & water chestnut dumpling topping with fried garlic served with homemade dumpling sauce

Aromatic Duck (Crispy Duck) (G)
Crispy duck boneless served with pancakes, spring onion, leek, cucumber & hoisin sauce

Half     -     Quarter     -      Whole

Mixed Thai Smile For 2 Or More
Mixed platter: chicken satay, prawn on toast, fish cake, corn cake & vegetable spring rolls served with peanut sauce & sweet chilli sauce


Vegetarian Starters

Spring Roll (G)

Corn Cake (G)
Sweetcorn mixed with flour, red & green pepper served with sweet chilli sauce

Pak Tord (G)
Deep fried mixed vegetables battered

Salt & Pepper Tofu (G)
Deep fried tofu cooked with salt & black pepper

Labb Hed (G)
Spicy & sour mushroom from North Eastern Thailand

Kra Jeab Pak Tord (G)
Deep fried crispy battered okra served with sweet chilli sauce


Soup

Tom Yum Soup (L)
The famous Thai hot & sour soup, flavoured with lemongrass, fresh chilli, kaffir lime leaves, lemon juice, fresh coriander, spring onion & mushrooms topped up with chilli oil

Chicken     -     Prawn     -     Seafood     -      Tofu-Veg


Tom Kar Soup
Thai style mild soup with coconut milk, galangal, lemongrass, lime juice, fresh coriander, spring onion & mushrooms

Vegetarian or vegan dish

Vegetarian    -    Chicken    -    Prawn    -    Seafood    -    Tofu-Veg

Tom Zabb Neur
Spicy beef soup with kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass, galangal, ground rice, chilli, spring onions & coriander


Salad

Som Tum (Papaya Salad)
Fresh Thai green papaya salad with carrot, fresh chilli, garlic, lime juice & special homemade sauce

Yam Neur (Beef Salad)
Slices of grilled beef mixed with onion, cucumber, celery, tomatoes & spicy homemade dressing made with lime juice, fresh chilli salt & sugar

Larb Gai (Chicken Mince Salad)
Traditional Isaan North East Thailand) style of chicken minced mixed with onion, cucumber, celery, spring onion & spicy homemade dressing made with lime juice, fresh chilli salt & sugar

Plar Gung (King Prawn Salad)
Spicy king prawn mixed with onion, spring onion, lemongrass, fresh chilli, chilli paste & spicy homemade dressing made with lime juice, fresh chilli salt & sugar

Yam Kaid Dow
Fried egg salad with vegetables & chilli dressing


Grill Dishes

Gung Pao (Grilled Jumbo Prawn)
Grilled jumbo prawn served with homemade seafood sauce

Neur Yang (Grilled Beef)
Crying tiger; Grill slices of tender sirloin steak marinated in special sauce served with Thai homemade sauce

Gah Yang (Grilled Lamb)
Grilled lamb steak served with spicy sauce, ground roasted rice in lime juice

Ped Yang Num Makam (Grilled Duck)
Grilled duck served with tamarind sauce

Gai Yang Hao Bai Tong
Thai style marinated half grilled chicken wrapped in banana leaf served with spicy sauce, ground roasted rice in lime juice


Fish & Seafood Dishes

Pla Nung Manow (Steamed Sea Bass)
Steamed whole sea bass cooked with a spicy & sour sauce

Pla Pad Khing (G)
Fillet fish of sea bass cooked with mushrooms, onion, spring onion, black fungus & fresh ginger

Pla Pow Hor Bai Tong (G)
Grill sea bass cooked with banana leaves

Chu Chi Gung (Chu Chi Prawn) (G)
Jumbo prawn cooked with red curry sauce, curry paste with basil leaves

Gung Ob Woon Send (G)
Jumbo prawn cooked with glass noodle & ginger

Pla Sam Rod (G)
Sea bass or salmon cooked in a spicy, sweet & sour sauce

Salmon     -     Sea Bass


Talay Pe Road (Mixed Seafood Stir Fry) (G)
Mixed seafood stir fried with fresh chilli, garlic, basil leaves, onion, spring onion & pepper


Curry Dishes

Gaeng Massamun (Massamun Curry) (N)
A traditional dish from southern Thailand in a spicy rich & lightly sweetened peanut sauce

Beef   -   Chicken   -   Duck   -   Lamb   -   Prawn   -   Tofu-Veg


Gaeng Dang (Red Curry)
Red curry paste cooked with coconut milk, red Thai herbs, bamboo shoot, aubergine, fresh basil leaves, red & green pepper

Beef   -   Chicken   -   Duck   -   Lamb   -   Prawn   -   Tofu-Veg


Gaeng Kio Waan (Green Curry)
Hot green curry paste cooked with coconut milk, green Thai herbs, aubergine, bamboo shoot, fresh basil leaves, red & green pepper

Beef   -   Chicken   -   Duck   -   Lamb   -   Prawn   -   Tofu-Veg


Gaeng Panang
Thai thicker panang curry paste cooked with coconut milk, pepper, garnished & topped up with stripped kaffir lime leaves

Beef   -   Chicken   -   Duck   -   Lamb   -   Prawn   -   Tofu-Veg


Gaeng Par (Jungle Curry)
This dish is made with Thai herbs & plants found in the Thai jungle. It's healthy. Cooked with bamboo shoots, green bean, fresh basil leaves, red & green pepper

Beef   -   Chicken   -   Duck   -   Lamb   -   Prawn   -   Tofu-Veg


Gaeng Lheung (Yellow Curry)
Delicious turmeric flavoured curry cooked with coconut milk, potatoes, tomatoes & onion

Beef   -   Chicken   -   Duck   -   Lamb   -   Prawn   -   Tofu-Veg


Gang Kua Sub Pa Rod
Curry, pineapple, tomato, red peppers, kaffir lime leaves

Beef   -   Chicken   -   Duck   -   Lamb   -   Prawn   -   Tofu-Veg


Cho Chee
Curry in coconut milk & flavoured with kaffir lime leaves, tamarind juice & chillies

Beef   -   Chicken   -   Duck   -   Lamb   -   Prawn   -   Tofu-Veg


Stir Fry Dishes

All vegetarian or vegan dishes use mushroom stir sauce. All food are invaluably cook. Please ask for mild, medium or hot

Pad Priaw Wan (Stir Fried Sweet & Sour Sauce)
Stir fried with onion, spring onion, tomato, pepper, pineapple in sweet & sour sauce

Beef   -   Chicken   -   Duck   -   Lamb   -   Prawn   -   Tofu-Veg


Pad Nam Man Hoi (Stir Fried with Oyster Sauce)
Stir fried oyster sauce with mushroom, onion, spring onion & broccoli

Beef   -   Chicken   -   Duck   -   Lamb   -   Prawn   -   Tofu-Veg


Pad Khing (Stir Fried Fresh Ginger)
Stir fried fresh ginger with onion, spring onion, mushroom, Thai mushroom, red & green pepper

Beef   -   Chicken   -   Duck   -   Lamb   -   Prawn   -   Tofu-Veg


Pad Gratiam Prik Thai (Stir Fried Garlic & Pepper)
Stir fried onion, green & red pepper, carrots in a garlic sauce

Beef   -   Chicken   -   Duck   -   Lamb   -   Prawn   -   Tofu-Veg


Pad Kra Prow (Stir Fried with Basil Leaves)
Stir fried long beans, Thai herbs, green & red pepper with basil leaves

Beef   -   Chicken   -   Duck   -   Lamb   -   Prawn   -   Tofu-Veg


Pad Med Ma Moung (Stir Fried Cashew Nuts) (N)
Stir fried cashew nuts with cauliflower, onion, mushroom & mangetout

Beef   -   Chicken   -   Duck   -   Lamb   -   Prawn   -   Tofu-Veg


Pad Nam Prik Pao (Stir Fried Chilli Paste)
Stir fried Thai chilli paste with mangetout, onion, spring onion, red & green pepper

Beef   -   Chicken   -   Duck   -   Lamb   -   Prawn   -   Tofu-Veg


Neur Prig Thai Dum
Slow cooked beef cooked with onion green & red peppers, black pepper

Neur Pad Cha
Slow cooked beef stir fried with chilli karachai, kaffir lime leaves & peppercorn

Neur Nam Dang (Beef in Red White Sauce)
Tender slices of beef marinated in special sauce & sesame oil, stir fried with red wine sauce

Thai Smile Special (Chef's Recommendation)
Crispy chicken or beef in light batter cooked with onion, pepper, mushroom, cauliflower & our homemade sauce

Beef   -   Chicken


Side Dishes

Pad Pak
Mixed vegetables stir fried with oyster sauce

Pad Hed
Mushrooms stir fried with ginger, pepper, onion & oyster sauce

Pad Ma Kuea
Aubergine stir fried with fresh chilli garlic & basil leaves

Pad Tua Nouk
Bean sprout stir fried with pepper, spring onion & oyster sauce

Pad Pak Choy
Stir fried pak choy with garlic & oyster sauce

Spinach in Garlic Sauce


Rice & Noodles

Pad Thai (N)
Signature dish of Thailand. Stir fried rice noodle in tamarind sauce with spring onion, bean sprouts & egg served with crushed peanut on the side

Beef     -     Chicken     -     Prawn     -     Tofu-Veg


Pad See Eiw
Stir fried thick rice noodle with spring green, spring onion, bean sprouts & dark soya sauce

Beef     -     Chicken     -     Prawn     -     Tofu-Veg


Pad Kee Mao
Stir fried rice noodle with mix vegetable, fresh chilli, basil leaves & pepper

Beef     -     Chicken     -     Prawn     -     Tofu-Veg


Guay Tiaw Tom Kha
Rice noodle in coconut milk, shallots, galangal, lemongrass, red chilli, kaffir lime leaves, fresh mushroom & lime juice

Singapore Noodle
Stir fried Singapore noodle with curry powder, onion, bean sprouts, egg & chicken

Plain Noodle (G)
Egg or rice noodle stir fried with bean sprout & soya sauce

Egg     -     Rice


Kai Pad Saparoad
Pineapple fried rice with egg, onion, spring onion, chicken & prawn

Kao Pad Gai
Chicken fried rice with egg, spring onion & soya sauce

Kao Pad Kai
Thai style egg fried rice

Karo Ma Prow (G)
Coconut rice

Sticky Rice

Steam Rice

Tamarind Fried Rice

Chips


Chinese Corner

Starters

Shredded Crispy Beef

Crispy Squid

Wonton Soup Starter (G)

Corn, Egg & Chicken Soup


Main Dishes

Beef with Black Bean Sauce

Beef with Mushroom & Bamboo Shoot

Beef Szechuan Style

Sizzling Beef

Chicken with Black Bean Sauce

Chicken with Mushroom & Bamboo Shoot

Sweet & Sour Chicken Balls (G)

Chicken Szechuan Style

Sizzling Chicken

Chicken Pineapple

Lemon Chicken (G)

Sea Bass in Mandarin Style (G)
Steamed sea bass in soya sauce served with ginger & spring onion

Deep Fried Sea Bass in Brown Sauce (G)

Chow Mein

Beef     -     Chicken     -     Prawn



Set Meals

Thai Smile Set Meal (Minimum 2 People)

          Mixed Starter


           Mains



Bangkok Set Meal (Minimum 2 People)

           Mixed Starter


           Mains



Phuket Set Meal (Minimum 2 People)

For vegetarian/vegan

           Mixed Starter


           Mains




Information

Please note a number of our dishes contain Chilli (Mild / Medium / Hot / Extra Hot) - Please see menu at your table for details…

(N) Nuts or Nut Oil
(L) Lactose or Milk
(G) Gluten Type
(V) Vegetarian or Vegan Dish

Cai: Chicken | Neur: Beef
Ped: Duck | Goong: Prawns
Pla: Fish | Tofu: Beancurd

Please note that there are traces of nuts in all dishes.

If you are not sure of anything, please check with your waiter before ordering…

Our Chefs

To make sure that we're able to provide you with nothing but delectable dishes, we employ a team of skilled chefs. Working tirelessly to make sure that we provide you with the best possible service, we create all of our meals by paying careful attention to detail and cooking from the heart. Serving a selection of fresh, healthy, and traditional meals, you can rest assured knowing that we have something suitable for everyone here at our Thai restaurant. Utilising a combination of authentic spices and flavours, our food is sure to make you feel as though you're actually dining in Thailand.


We are open 7 days a week (Including Bank Holidays)











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W e are located at the old Royal Exchange,

145 Cowbridge Road East
Cardiff
CF11 9AH

Telephone: 029 2023 3945

Car Park available at the rear of the building,
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