Zap into Zaap Thai York

Here at Foodie Friends we are both big fans of Thai food. Therefore, when a new fast food restaurant promising authentic Thai street food opened in York we jumped at the chance to visit.

After starting our very pleasant Friday evening with a drink over at the quirky House of the Trembling Madness we headed over to Zaap Thai. As it was a Friday night the place was heaving, however, we got lucky and managed to get a nice table for two in the window. With a bottle of red ordered we happily perused the menu. Like all good Thai restaurants, the menu is a mix of standard noodle or curry dishes alongside more unusual items such as Thai salads with raw crabs, or pork neck.

With such a range of exciting options, it is always hard to boil it down to just one each so we decided that we’d go for a full vegetarian option so we could share (a bonus for me obviously). For starters, we went for Tod Mun Khow Phod and Gyozo. Main choices were a feast of tofu with Tofu Pad Preaw Wan and Gang Massaman Tofu.

The starters came out quickly. The Gyozo were little steamed dumplings filled with crunchy beansprouts and onions served with a tangy soy sauce dip. The real starter star, however, was the Tod Mun Khow Phod little cakes of corn deliciousness deep fried and served with a sweet chilli dip. Both starters tasted superb and were a great way to begin the meal.

The mains followed shortly after, looking and smelling fantastic. Tofu Pad Preaw Wan was a mix of tofu, vegetables and pineapple chunks cooked in a sweet yet tangy sauce. The vegetables were cooked well yet still had a crunch, and the sauce was just the right side of sweet. Gang Massaman Tofu was tofu cooked in a mild curry sauce with peanuts. The vegetables were again cooked well and covered in a thick sauce with a distinctive slightly sour taste. Both dishes were served with a portion of fluffy jasmine rice, perfect for mopping up the delicious sauces.

Unusually for us, we decided that after our mains weren’t quite ready to stop the fantastic taste tour we were on so went for desserts choosing a Roti Aladdin and a Glouy Tod. As someone who can never resist a bit of deep-fried banana the Glouy Tod was a huge hit. Sweet, sticky, battered banana served with a portion of creamy vanilla ice-cream. Roti Aladdin is Indian Fried Flatbreads served with sweetened condensed milk and were incredibly moreish.

Overall we had a lovely meal in Zaap Thai. The venue itself was great fun. It’s a lively spot with a buzzing atmosphere. If you fancy a quick meal with some tasty food then Zaap Thai is the place to head to.

venue zaap


🍛 Meal for 2 with a bottle of wine: £50.40

🎉 My Highlight: The fried corn cakes – crispy on the outside but soft inside.

⚡️ Jane’s Highlight: The Gang Massaman Tofu. The creamy peanut sauce was amazing!

Overall ratings:

Jane ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Cand ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Restaurant details: Zaap Thai


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