New street food restaurant in Trafford Centre to open with tuk tuk tables and pad Thai

A Buddhist monk will even bless the new eatery when it opens its doors this week.

A new street-food style Thai restaurant is to open at the Trafford Centre on Sunday.

Thaikun is promising something a bit different with tuk tuk tables, boat seats and even a Buddhist shrine for staff - with a monk set to bless the opening this Sunday (26 September).

Thaikun already has nine branches including in Newcastle, Oxford, Southampton and Glasgow.

What’s on the menu?

Main menus will vary daily, offering Thai classics from Pad Thai and Lamb Massaman, to Khao Soi Gai soup.

There will also be beers, wines and cocktails, plus a chocolate fountain, slushies and a popcorn machine.

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What does the owner say about it?

Owner, Kim Kaewkraikhot, said: “At Thaikhun we do things differently and don’t conform to the norm when it comes to making incredible Thai food that appeals to everyone. At our first of its kind buffet restaurant, we will offer customers the freedom to make the experience their own by picking exactly what they want and in their own time.

“Thaikhun means ‘Your Thai’ which mirrors the teams’ aim to take guests on their very own journey across the world to the Khao San Road.

“Every recipe on the menu can be found at real Thai street vendors and it’s with these authentic touches that we aim to deliver a taste of Thailand to our customers, helping them fall in love with the cuisine, just like we have.”