Address: 14D Market Row Brixton SW9 8LD (MAP)
Transport: Tube: Brixton (Victoria Line). Railway: Brixton Station. Buses.
The food. What I like about Yum-D is that is all about real, tasty and honest Thai food. We ordered Chicken Satay and Vegetarian Spring Rolls as a starter, and both were very nice (that peanut sauce is beautifully done), but what I really loved was the Chicken Pad Thai, which was absolutely glorious. I’m completely in love with this Pad Thai and I’ve been there several times just to have this amazingly cooked dish. The best I’ve tried in London so far. I’ve had the chance to try the Chicken Green Curry too, and it’s so creamy and spicy it’s impossible not to love it. Most of the dishes include a vegetarian option too.
The place. I’m sure some people will find Yum-D a bit messy and dark, and it’s true that the decoration might be a little over the top (not to mention the lack of real ventilation), but I’ve always been very comfortable there. It’s a humble restaurant, so don’t expect something very fancy. There’s no separation between the tables and the kitchen, so you can see them cooking and chatting, which I think it makes everything more interesting and real. It’s a tiny space and tables are small too, and sometimes (especially on weekends) it’s hard to find one.
The service. I love the girls, they’ve always been very friendly and casual, and even if there was not a table at that moment they took my number to call me when there was one available. Really nice people!
The value. Ok, here comes the best part. Considering the good quality of the food and the big portions, it’s difficult you’re going to find a better value in London. Two starters, two main courses and green tea for £22. They don’t sell alcohol, but you can bring your own bottle of wine. Cash only. Would I come back? Next weekend you’ll probably find me there.