There’s been a flare-up of Thai restaurants lately, which is by no means a bad thing. I first heard of my’o’tai after it was reviewed and raved about by Gazeta’s food critic and kingmaker Maciej Nowak, so I wanted to taste for myself what he found so amazing. While the layout is bigger than their other place, my’o’my, it has the same intimate feeling as you creep up the stairs from the moment of entry.
The work of Trisno Hamidis (formerly of Kraków’s acclaimed Golden Dog), the menu is a bit of a surprise in that there’s zero noodle dishes or other typically Thai dishes – either daring or stupid, at this stage I wasn’t sure. But everything sounded good, to the point that making decisions was kind of tough. On being served the caramelized spicy chicken wings both my wife and I pondered ordering them again – that great. For mains, I went for the pork tenderloin with lemongrass, Thai basil and chopped toasted rice while my partner chose the king shrimp soup with ginger, lemongrass and chili. We cherished every bite of our main dishes with eyes meeting in silent understanding that we’d found something brilliant. Every flavor of authentic Thai cooking was there and the freshness made the grey weather outside seem like it was only temporary. We even stayed on and ordered another dish to share. I voted for the wings but my more practical partner said we should try something new, which was totally right since the eggplant with mint was almost as delicious as everything we tried.