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Published on January 31st, 2012 | by Ultimate OmNoms

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Thai Me Up And Feed Me!

It makes me smile when businesses get their names right in a smart and quirky way. I’ve heard great things about the food at Thai Me Up already so when we saw a daily coupon deal, we were quick to hit buy!

But like most of the people that bought the coupon, it seemed too many left it to use it on the last day.

Who enjoys Thai curry? We do! But surprisingly for this early dinner in Ponsonby Auckland, we didn’t order any curry at all.

We ordered quite a few appetizers and entrees to satisfy our Thai cravings, some similar to our last Thai Cuisine post.

I was so surprised when this came out – crispy prawns, wrapped in egg noodles. When I ordered this I was picturing something average looking to come out. The prawn was definitely juicy, but the noodles ended up slightly soggy.

Here’s the typical Cecilia – Always wanting to try everything, Thai Me Up’s menu is actually quite extensive so I guess someone had to come up with a mixed entree dish – spring roll, puff, money bag, and a satay chicken skewer.


Vegetarian Puff – I’m not a vegetarian, but this was definitely my favourites for the evening. Why? Check out how fresh that looks! It was still scolding on the inside.

Mystic Duck – Roasted duck on top of vegetables with Thai Me Up Mushroom Sauce

Pad Tom Yum – Stir fried Mixed Seafood with lemon grass, chili, vegetables, and herbs

Favourites of this dish? The huge scallops and the prawns definitely!

Don’t get me wrong – I loved the dish, but the one thing that annoyed me the most was what looked like frozen vegetables!… not a big fan..

Our rice, no this was not Cecilias’s doing! (well apart from the fashionable horns). They shaped the rice in different moulds like stars and this cartoon person which was a cute surprise.  It really shows it’s all in the little details and extra effort that puts the smile on diners’ faces.


The restaurant itself was a tiny little place, though on that night, the little place was packed and patrons were restricted to 45 min time slots! What a shame. Everything did seem to be a bit more rushed than usual – maybe because they had to serve more people than they were capable of… Though if it was a quiet Tuesday night? I bet the atmosphere would’ve been even better =)

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