Our Food

Authentic Thai Cuisine

Thai food can be hot and spicy, although there are many mild dishes. The basic seasonings are Thai Basil, Galangal, Coriander, Fresh curry, Garlic, Lemon grass and Lime, with a variety of other spices. Chilli of course, is added to raise the temperature of the hotter fare.

The mainstay of a Thai meal is steamed rice, which is eaten with a variety of other dishes. The food is not eaten combined on one plate but is sampled individually, a small portion of one dish being eaten with some rice, then a portion of another dish being tasted with a little more rice, and so on, with the distinct taste of each being experienced with each selection. A typical meal would be a starter, main dish, rice with perhaps side dishes to share such as noodles and vegetables. We also have a selection of Set Menus.

We make all our dishes on the premises, including starters and sauces, and every dish at Bahn Fai is cooked to order, so if you would like a dish cooked more or less spicy please ask when you order.

Menus are downloadable below.


Please understand at our busiest times you may have to wait longer for your food.

It is hoped that these few words will enhance the pleasure of your meal and that you will enjoy the exciting and authentic Thai food selection of Bahn Fai in Maldon, Essex.

The finest Thai Food in Essex!