What is unique about Thai culture & food

History of Brewer Street, London

Brewer Street in the Soho area of London, runs west to east from Glasshouse Street to Wardour Street. First developed by landowner Sir William Pulteney, Brewer Street, London first appears on a map of 1664. The entire south side of Brewer Street and the centre part of the north side were laid out across the Pulteney estate and was built up over the following decades from east to west.
The street is first mentioned by name in 1675, with its current name derived from the breweries on its north side, one built around1664 and the other in the early 1670s. The western end of Brewer Street was at first sometimes called Gunpowder or Powder Street, alluding to the saltpetre house which stood at the other end of the street in Colman Hedge Close. The eastern end of Brewer Street, which was originally called Knaves' Acre, was known as Little Pulteney Street until 1937, when it was renamed as part of Brewer Street. The middle section of the street was rebuilt in the early eighteenth century when the Pulteney estate was redeveloped, though none of the houses built at this time have survived.

Brewer Street, London is now known for its variety of shops and entertainment establishments including Escape Soho, once known as Madame JoJo's strip club, at 10 Brewer Street. A short walk from Piccadilly Circus Station (Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines) Brewer Street, London houses some of the capital’s finest cuisine, bars and clothing stores.

 

Jane-Tira Thai Street Food, Soho

28 Brewer Street, London W1F 0SR

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Jane-Tira Thai Street Food is a small restaurant that opened in 2012 with a focus on bringing popular and authentic Thai street food to Soho. The dishes are local to the Bangkok area and are ones that are rarely served in London. The menu is divided into small and large dishes, noodles and rice, each section listing so many temptations that your first visit will quickly lead to your second and third.

Some say that the best food they have eaten in Thailand was the cheapest. The kind cooked up at the side of the street, in tiny but incredibly efficient makeshift kitchens. Fragrant, rich massaman curry in cheery plastic bowls, crispy chicken skewers wandering through sticky Bangkok and tangy Pad Thai.

This is where Jane-Tira Thai Street Food on Brewer Street, London succeeds, providing great tasting Thai food. Jane-Tira Thai Street Food has a simple dining room, in a modernist space of bare wood tables. The setting is casual, welcoming and comfortable.

Jane-Tira Thai Street Food on Brewer Street, London (next to Brewer Street car park) is perhaps best known for its self-named 'Super Duper Spicy' mackerel curry. The curry is their take on a traditional dish from Phuket and is not only packed with flavour but is fiery hot. It is a dish that is one best left to the brave. The fermented fish sauce, or nam pla, is a staple of Thai cooking and the basis of the mackerel curry. The key to the dish is not how it smells, but how it tastes. The fishy savouriness has a depth that makes it irresistible, the flavour of the mackerel holds its own against the searing heat. The slices of pickled bamboo shoot also give great flavour through the spice. Add the green papaya salad with pickled tiny crabs called som tum poo as the perfect accompaniment.

Aside from the mackerel curry, Jane-Tira Thai Street Food’s menu is a mix of well-known dishes including jungle curry, massaman lamb (an enormous lamb shank, braised until meltingly tender in a coconut curry sauce), tom yum kung (the famous Thai hot and spicy soup with prawns) and green curry. Pad Thai is one of Jane-Tira Thai Street Food’s more familiar dish, and is executed well, the noodles having good texture, going well with the spiciness of some of the other dishes. The wider range of Thai food also includes larb gai fresh and vibrant minced chicken salad spiked with lime and mint, chilli and red onion in the right balance of hot, sour, sweet and salty. The drunkhead chicken noodles are said to be a hangover cure and the intriguing son-in-law balls, being deep-fried boiled eggs with sweet and sour tamarind sauce are both soft and crispy, sweet and sour.

For diners looking for intensity of flavour without the heat, the Moo Ping skewers of char-grilled lemongrass and coconut milk pork are big and charred and chewy. Suki Haeng stir-fried glass noodles with seafood in a fermented tofu sauce or a spicy Thai omelette full of vegetables and herbs, served on Jasmine rice with Sriracha sauce are worth a try.

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Drinks at Jane

There's a short wine list with six whites including INU Sauvignon Blanc (2012) Chile; Gavi, La Toledana (2013) Italy and the New Zealand Saint Clair Estate Selection, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough.

The six red wines include Tavino Sangiovese (2013) from Italy, San Milan Rioja, Crianza, Spain and The Big Top Zinfandel (2010) from California.

A single rose (Bois Des Violettes Dry Rose) and champagne (Venue Clicquot Brut NV) are included on the drinks list with two Prosecco’s: La Marca and Terra Serena.

Beers are from Chang, Singha, Kirin Ichiban and Meantime Pale Ale. Both cocktails offered are made with MeKhong Thai rum with the addition of either ginger ale or Jane-Tira’s home-made sweet Thai iced-tea and a squeeze of lemon.

Soft drinks include Cha Yen, a sweet Thai iced-tea with milk; Cha Dum Yen, a sweet Thai iced-tea and Thai Red soda made from a sweet Thai red syrup.

There is a small selection of teas and coffee is either espresso or Americano.

Jane-Tira Thai Street Food is a truly authentic Thai restaurant offering rich, subtle and refined Thai cuisine. Service is friendly and the prices very reasonable for food that is hot, fresh and has plenty of

plenty of flavour. At long last, you can find a real Thai restaurant in Brewer Street, London that you will love.

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THE MIXTURE
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Drinks at Jane

There's a short wine list with six whites including INU Sauvignon Blanc (2012) Chile; Gavi, La Toledana (2013) Italy and the New Zealand Saint Clair Estate Selection, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough.

The six red wines include Tavino Sangiovese (2013) from Italy, San Milan Rioja, Crianza, Spain and The Big Top Zinfandel (2010) from California.

A single rose (Bois Des Violettes Dry Rose) and champagne (Venue Clicquot Brut NV) are included on the drinks list with two Prosecco’s: La Marca and Terra Serena.

Beers are from Chang, Singha, Kirin Ichiban and Meantime Pale Ale. Both cocktails offered are made with MeKhong Thai rum with the addition of either ginger ale or Jane-Tira’s home-made sweet Thai iced-tea and a squeeze of lemon.

Soft drinks include Cha Yen, a sweet Thai iced-tea with milk; Cha Dum Yen, a sweet Thai iced-tea and Thai Red soda made from a sweet Thai red syrup.

There is a small selection of teas and coffee is either espresso or Americano.

Jane-Tira Thai Street Food is a truly authentic Thai restaurant offering rich, subtle and refined Thai cuisine. Service is friendly and the prices very reasonable for food that is hot, fresh and has plenty of

plenty of flavour. At long last, you can find a real Thai restaurant in Brewer Street, London that you will love.