Benjawan, Bugibba

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Malta Restaurant Review – Saturday 5th December 2015

LW and I struggle to find decent spicy food in Malta so I am pleased to report that we have discovered Benjawan, a Thai restaurant just off Bugibba’s main square.

The restaurant is narrow so has a cosy feel to it. It is clean and simply decorated with orange tablecloths and black chairs. The service was excellent; our waitress was friendly and charming and efficient.

The menu offers the usual Thai classics such as Pad Thai noodles, Thai green curry and tamarind duck. We opted for their fixed four course menu priced at €20. The choices are limited, as you would expect at that price, and you’ll be a little stuck if you don’t like chicken, but we do, so no problem! Mixed starters of spring rolls, a Thai fish cake, chicken satay and beef satay served with sweet chilli sauce and spicy peanut sauce, all very nice except for the too-chewy beef. Then delicious chicken and coconut soup, fragrant and sweet, packed full of lemon grass. For mains we had stir fried chicken with cashew nuts which was salty with soy sauce and a sweet and spicy chicken Mossiman curry, a great combination. They were served with a mix of steamed and stir fried rice. For dessert, lemon and coconut ice cream. All in all it seemed like a lot of food but it was so tasty we ate the lot!

If you’re looking for up-market dining, Benjawan is not for you. But if you want good, honest Thai food served with a smile and good value for money to boot, Benjawan may be just what you are looking for.