Good things do come in small packages. This off-the-beaten path Italian/Thai eatery would be hard-pressed to seat more than 30. Opening on to a typically busy street, a full-service air conditioning unit worked valiantly to keep the customers cool.
This night, the clientele was a mix of internationals like myself (seated on the left) and a fun-loving table of locals opposite.
I kept it simple: a glass of the local Chang beer to wash away the dust accumulated during my 10-minute walk from the hotel; that led the way (and balanced) a very hot bowl of minestrone soup, which--accompanied by a wee cup of parmesan cheese--offered a fresh take on an old favourite thanks to the inclusion of farm-to-table vegetables.
The main--one of two macaroni dishes, featuring chicken breast, tomato, green pepper, onion and mushroom--was decidedly bland, but that could be self-remedied thanks to a variety of condiments and hot sauces at every table. For this course, the beverages included bottled water and the only wine (red) on the menu.
The staff were attentive and prompt. Next time I need a change from the fantastic array of Thai cuisine, I will be back.