Artwork for byob_top banner_1
Artwork for 	Happy hour_top banner 2
Artwork for Coffee post sidebar 1

4/5

Thai Heritage Food Truck

383 Colombo - Horana Rd, Colombo 05


Parked down Havelock Road, Thai Heritage Food Truck is a place that you can grab some good Thai fare sitting under the shade.



Stringing on the lines of Colombo's food trucks, Thai Heritage Food Truck is parked down Havelock Road, in close proximity to Havelock Bo Tree junction. From what we gathered, it's a venture launched and managed by the popular Heritage Hotel - Anuradhapura. 

Food

We dropped in around 2.55 pm, which is almost the time they're done with their lunch servings - but one look at our hungry faces, they were kind enough to make a last call. 

For our starters, we ordered a portion of their Fried Chicken Wings, the chicken spring rolls weren't available. Clocking in at Rs. 550, you get three meaty chicken wings here, all wrapped in an extremely thin layer of well-seasoned batter and deep-fried to perfection. The meat was tender and easily fell off the bone. However, the sauce on the side was the real winner. It had the proper balance between sweet and sour elements and a subtle spiciness, which enhanced the overall flavor of the wings. 

Featured here is the Chicken Pad Thai (Rs. 750). The Pad Thai we tried at Krua Thai by Dao is still a favorite of mine, but this came in a close second. With flavors of peanut sauce and chicken stock popping through, there was plentiful supply of boiled, well-marinated chicken pieces, enough to chomp away with every forkful. The noodles were adequately cooked and had a sprinkle of spring onions as well. 

On the side, you can see a generous serving of peanut butter powder, chili flakes, and a lime slice if you want this to be more peanutty, spicy or a bit of citrusy. 

Aside from being a tad too chewy for our liking, the Basil Beef (Rs. 850) certainly impressed us. It came in a hearty gravy that boasted the significant peppery and minty flavors of basil, and also had a tinge of sourness to it. Bite on that red and green chilis on top, if you want this to be spicier. 

Paired with some Steamed Rice (Rs. 130), two can easily indulge in this beef potion. 

Service & Ambience

This photo was taken after hours. Veering off from the normal food carts, here they have good seating space arranged right next to it, which is with a couple of massive trees and umbrellas. It has enough space to accommodate around 20 customers at a time. It's an open dining area located at the edge of Havelock Road, so expect it to have a bit of noise and heat while you're here. After all, it's a food truck, so you can't really be very nitpicky on the atmosphere. 

This place is managed by a sweet lady from Thailand, and a couple of local staff members who are efficient, helpful and friendly. We got our food within 10 minutes. 

Conclusion

All in all, our experience at the Thai Heritage Food Truck was a good one. It might not be the most pocket-friendly food truck out there, but it wouldn't hurt to spend a few more bucks for some great, generous servings of Thai food which will properly fill you up. 


TIP

Pad Thai is the bomb!

Address

383 Colombo - Horana Rd, Colombo 05

Contacts

Facebook

Report Inaccuracy

Closed right now

Cuisine

Thai

Price Range

Between Rs. 500 - Rs. 1000

Dish Types

Noodles Fried Rice Beef Chicken Fried Chicken

Ratings Breakdown

Overall Rating
4
Quality Rating
4
Service Rating
4
Ambience Rating
4
Similar Places

User Reviews
G
1

2/5

0

givemeraji

Very slow service. We were two of us for lunch. They brought the Beef in Oyster Sauce Set Menu first & then after a long time the Chicken Red Curry Set Menu. The other guest had all most finished eating his meal. The Thai Red Curry was really watery with no thickness & the coconut milk taste was not there. Extremely poor quality. I mentioned this to the Thai Lady who was cooking inside the food truck before I left. Left the place with a very poor impression. The billing even took longer. The reason for the delay " Sorry our cashier in on leave"

G
2

2/5

0

Guruge_H

Bought the saefood pad thai noodles 2 weeks back. It had only 2 prawns in it! 🙁 Not worth for what you pay. I don't recommend this place.

G
1

2/5

0

givemeraji

Very slow service. We were two of us for lunch. They brought the Beef in Oyster Sauce Set Menu first & then after a long time the Chicken Red Curry Set Menu. The other guest had all most finished eating his meal. The Thai Red Curry was really watery with no thickness & the coconut milk taste was not there. Extremely poor quality. I mentioned this to the Thai Lady who was cooking inside the food truck before I left. Left the place with a very poor impression. The billing even took longer. The reason for the delay " Sorry our cashier in on leave"

G
2

2/5

0

Guruge_H

Bought the saefood pad thai noodles 2 weeks back. It had only 2 prawns in it! 🙁 Not worth for what you pay. I don't recommend this place.

See 5 Comments