For the last five years, when I was in Pichau, Thailand, I had only heard the good things about Cupom Pichau. The food, of course, was world class, as it should be for a restaurant in Thailand. There were very few people who went there to eat their lunch or dinner because they were so busy exploring the richly scented old temples that dotted the landscape. I wasn’t able to discover the hidden treasure that I’d been hoping for, but that doesn’t make the restaurant any less enjoyable than it was when I was dining with my family there.
One dish that is frequently offered is a dish with rice and chicken or fish that is cooked in a pig’s stomach. This dish, called “Nang Drama”, has been rendered virtually unchanged from its original version, but you can add ingredients to it to create something special. Traditional noodles in this soup include lemongrass, radish, carrot, cilantro, and bay leaf. Although you may not find these types of ingredients in your local Asian market, you will be able to find them easily enough on the Internet, and they come in a whole host of delicious flavors, from simple and slightly sweet to robust and spicy.
My family sometimes serve this dish with duck eggs, and I’ve always enjoyed the simplicity and freshness of the soup that accompanied it. Unlike many Americanized versions that have heavy chunks of chicken or beef meat in the soup, this one uses lean portions of fish, vegetables, and fresh herbs. The result is a delicious, nutritious soup that can feed an entire family in a short amount of time, if you’re lucky. I also enjoy serving the soup on its own, with a bit of extra coconut milk added to improve the flavor.
One of my favorite aspects of this restaurant is the atmosphere. There are multiple, well lit and airy rooms, each with a different style of flooring. When we dine here, we often focus in on one table, enjoying our meal and the views of the surrounding tropical gardens and forests. Because we all love seafood, this is definitely the place for you to come for your next dinner date. You won’t have to go too far for great fish selections; you’ll find it all right here in Cape Town, and you can even take a home delivery if you prefer.
Another favorite dish served at this restaurant is their Fish of the Day, a simply but delicious seafood dish made from a variety of fish that include mackerel, herrings, pilchards, haddock, trout, and salmon. If you haven’t tried this particular dish, you really should give it a try, because it is something you won’t want to miss while you’re in Cape Town. This restaurant also serves Filipino dishes such as Bulalo and other Filipino staples, like manatee, squid and octopus Cupom Pichau.
As for desserts, there is no shortage here either. While you are here, you might want to try some of the exquisite coconut cake that is available from time to time. If you really want to enjoy your meal, you can order a sambal egg which is fried and then coated with chocolate sauce. If you want to try something different, you can order a fruit salad which is filled with a variety of fruits including bananas, pineapples, watermelons and so much more.
The best way to find your favorite dishes is to start by looking at the menu online, and from there, to decide what you like. Once you find the dish that you think you will absolutely love, then head to the restaurant and try it out for yourself. Of course, you shouldn’t be hesitant to ask about the different options you have so you know exactly what you are getting when you order. It’s very important to let the staff know what you expect to get when you come to the restaurant. In most cases, they are very helpful and will be able to accommodate your every need while providing a very unique dining experience for you.
There are many things that you should experience when you dine at Cupom Pichau. This is one restaurant that will leave an impression on your mind and your stomach. The fresh, seafood flavors combined with the wonderful decor make this a must try while you are in Prague. You will definitely want to return to this restaurant again.