We recently had the honour of dining at the Giggling Squid in Marlow to taste some of their most popular re-vamped dishes on their exciting new menu.
It was under a year ago that the restaurant had a refurb to match their newest location in the old town of Beaconsfield. Owners Pranee and Andy Laurillard put every effort into making their restaurants give you a feel of being in Thailand with their beautiful decor, sweeping you away from your everyday life.
We couldn’t leave the Giggling Squid without eating their bestselling Salt and Pepper Squid, which we can confirm is just as delicious as it always has been with their updated menu. If you haven’t already tried this, you are certainly missing out!
Each main dish on the menu is described directly from Pranee and Andy, one of our favourites was the Rising Star Red Duck Curry, Pranee explains this as ‘Our famous curry has had a make-over using duck confit and adding juicy star fruits and pea aubergine. I fell in love with it all over again. Tall Husband has admitted it’s even better than before!’.
The Chubby Cheek Pork caught our attention from the cute name and tasty description, Pranee says ‘We treat pork cheek with love. First, a long soak in ginger root, black pepper and palm sugar then slow-cooked to sweet, tender perfection’, how could you resist?!
They offer traditional Thai Chang Lager Beer which uses ingredients from deep-water wells of Thailand extracted from over 200 meters below the ground. The cocktails are traditional but include a Thai twist including a Mango Chilli Mosquito flavoured with a Mekhong rum, mango, pineapple, lime and a cheeky chilli sting in the tail. They have a selection of virgin cocktails for the drivers and non-drinking members of your party to enjoy also including a Sweet Jungle Colada.
Whether you are a meat eater, pescatarian, vegetarian, vegan, allergic to nuts or gluten free there are plenty of options for you. You don’t have to love spice to eat at a Giggling Squid restaurant, they give you an initial idea of how spicy the food will be with a number of chillies, none being no spice, one being medium spice and two being hot. If you are interested in eating a dish milder or spicier, they advise you to ask as everything is made from scratch and can be altered.