Thai cuisine and Christmas are not two words I would have combined, but combining festive flavors with spices is a dream.
I love Thai food – it’s rich and healthy food full of flavor and the dishes at Giggling Squid in Windsor will leave you full and satisfied.
I went to the same restaurant a few years ago and remember it was one of my favorite Thai food so when I was invited to try their party menu I couldn’t wait.
It was a fantastic evening, where my partner and I received a warm welcome inside as we arrived in front of the Queen’s humble abode.
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Several waiters greeted us with smiles, offered us a drink menu, and guided us to our comfortable corner table. I chose to snuggle up in the comfortable seat so that I could admire the view of the pretty pink restaurant.
Wasn’t sure what to expect with the Christmas menu as we had to pre-order it.
The options I chose were the crispy ruby duck, the hake and mussel main course, and the Pattaya mess dessert.
My partner chose the spicy chicken wings, the golden roast duck curry and the fondant chocolate dessert.
This happened and turned out to be thin crispy noodle ribbons with sticky duck strips. It was presented beautifully on the plate with a delicious sticky and sweet coating on the duck.
Connor, meanwhile, enjoyed his more gourmet spicy chicken wings which came in a thick and flavorful sauce. The chicken melted off the bone which was a bonus.
Soon after, our main courses arrived. My eyes lit up when I saw fresh mussels forming around the plate.
Despite the menu stating that the dish contains chili, it was not spicy at all. The sauce was creamy and rich, with a hint of spice. The softness helped soften it.
The sauce went perfectly with the meaty fish, was cooked in a delicious sticky and crispy dough.
The hake was a bit heavy which is a shame as I expected it to be more flaky.
Nonetheless, the sauce helped it go down like a treat and the mussels were light and delicious. I could have had a bowl of it all to myself.
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If you are not the seafood type, you would have enjoyed the main course with golden roasted duck curry.
Don’t overeat as the portions are huge. His main course was accompanied by slices of crispy roast duck in a sticky coating with fresh snow peas, fine beans and edamame for a sweet crunch.
The sauce was very similar to my dish and went wonderfully with the sweet and sticky jasmine rice.
Then come the desserts to finish the meal.
Even though we were packed, I was looking forward to a light and fresh dessert after the wealth of tasty dishes.
Unfortunately the dessert I originally wanted to pre-order was sold out (Prosecco Cheesecake) but I was pleasantly surprised with the Pattaya Mess.
Eton Mess’s British dessert classic got a Thai revamp and it was enjoyable.
I wouldn’t say I was crazy about it and if I came back I would probably go for the Prosecco Cheesecake.
But I enjoyed the fresh Matcha jelly cubes with the fresh blueberries and cream.
My partner enjoyed his chocolate dessert, with the sauce oozing over the fresh kiwi and ice cream.
Enjoy a festive starter, main course and dessert with a Thai twist for just £ 32.95.
The Christmas menu is available until December 31, 2021.