Nestled in the heart of popular Portals Nous, Thairiffic, opened their doors last summer offering modern Asian food. Bit excited about that and being a fan of all cuisines, Thai in particular I decided that I had to investigate. Pulling my partner off the couch we ventured hungrily into the village. Situated on the main drag of Portals, Thairiffic is an eye catching restaurant with a simple but affective logo in black and red.
Sitting on the terrace we were greeted by very friendly staff who left us to greedily pour over their menu. The menu is simple and divided into four sections – Small plates, Fresh plates, Curries and Woks.
After a great deal of consideration we choose for our starters, Hand rolled Vegetarian Spring Rolls and a delicious Crispy Soft Shell Crab salad with a Chilli Lime Mango Alioli. The crab was crunchy and the combination of flavours just burst in your mouth. This dish worked wonderfully.
We chose the signature dish of Spicy Chilli Beef Pad Thai which was served with shiso leaves, a garnish that I had never heard of before. Bonnie, the affable chef was happy to come to our table and explain it’s origins. Often used in Japanese cuisine, the leaf has a citrusy taste with a hint of mint, and basil but with a cilantro undertone. Needless to say, a taste sensation. Other dishes that appealed on the menu were Caramelised Thai Lubina with Pineapple, Lemongrass and Kaffir Lime, Tom Yum Prawn Fried Rice with BBQ beef Skewers, Lime and Siracha.
Desserts included a mouth-watering Kaffir Lime and Lemon Basil Pavlova Crumble pie, Strawberry and Cheesecake with Tempura Ice Cream and Homemade Gelato.
All the dishes we sampled were consistently well presented, the service was fast without giving us the feeling that we were being rushed through our meal.
Another consideration when you visit Tairiffic is to try their Chef’s Tasting
Menus. 3 shared courses for 22.00 euros or 4 shared courses for 28.00
euros. The wines offered were of high quality and we made sure that we
demolished a bottle, or two. You can also enjoy their cocktails that sounded diverse, the Tom Yum Thai sounded intriguing, combination of vodka, kaffir lime, lemongrass and chilli sour. On our next visit we intend to try out the Ping Pong and Mrs Wong cocktails, I am sure we won’t go wong whichever we choose.!!
Thairiffic also boasts a Happy Hour Gina and Tonic between 17.00 and 19.00.
If you want to sample any of these dishes and are reluctant to leave the
house, Thaifriffic has a home delivery, Thai Me Home, between 5 and 8pm.
Overall, our experience of Thairiffic was a wonderful flavour trip, the
combinations sublime, the cuisine fresh and healthy. To sum up, it was
Thairiffic is open from 21.30 until 10.00pm, 7 days a week. They happily
cater to vegans and vegetarians.
Ctra Palma . Andratx 30, Local 11, 07181. Portals Nous.
Telephone: 971 415 340
By Fee Christensen