Previously on The Blog About Nothing... in London!

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    Dipping Sandwiches and Flipping Burgers
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    Pizzeria in Richmond
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    Coffee Bar and Roaster
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    Authentic Mexican Cuisine
  • boblobster Bob's & Co
    Great Lobster Roll
  • lowlander Lowlander
    Belgian Pub
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    Great Coffee Takeaway in Borough Market
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    Salt Beef Time
  • monaco Cote d'Azur Roadtrip
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  • cattlegrid Cattle Grid
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  • portobello Portobello Ristorante
    Lovely Italian Cuisine in Notting Hill
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    New Slider on the Block

A Thai named Basil

When you talked about Basil a couple things come to mind like Basil Fawlty from the acclaimed British sitcom Fawlty Towers, even a pesto sauce, but the last thing I would had think of was a Thai place in Charleston. 3 Locations in the Carolinas, I went to the one in the Historic Centre. The offer refined Thai quality cuisine made with fresh and fine ingredients by chef Suntorn, having achieve and received so far many awards and recognitions.

Basil where is Manuel?
Kitchen is visible thanks to the Glass Ktichen
We got plenty of things Basil Rolls, shrimp, rice noodles, lettuce, bean sprouts, and basil, served with house sauce, also got some egg rolls, and finally a special wonton they had on the menu. Everything was on point, nice flavours, specially the wonton was superb. 

We couldn’t missed the Pad Thai, National dish of Thailand, rice noodles stir fried, chicken, shrimp, eggs, bean sprout, scallions, peanuts and pad sauce, it was great amazing flavours. Then the crispy red curry duck, a signature dish, boneless duck deep fried with vegetables and red curry sauce, also was spot on, great flavours were amazing. Got a chicken green curry with bell peppers, bamboo shoots, eggplants, green peas, and basil. Great flavour not as good as the red curry but it was also good. Finally a Pad Prik beef, basil, ball peppers, and onions, with Prik King curry sauce. 

Green Curry
Pad Thai
Red Curry Duck
All the dishes and food were extremely tasty, definitely one of the best Thai places I have been so far. 

Thai cuisine reminds me the Seinfeld episode “The Bottle Deposit
George: So he walks out of the stall, he's been talking the whole time 
Jerry: He pulled an LBJ on you 
George: LBJ? 
Jerry: Lyndon Johnson, used to do that to his staffers 
George: No kidding? 
Jerry: Oh yeah. He'd hold national security meetings in there. He planned the Hanoi bombing after a bad Thai meal

T: +1 843 724 3490
Thai Cuisine
Aprox Damage: $23pp
Area: Peninsular Charleston
Twitter: EatAtBasil
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