Cats Cafe Des Artistes in Finsbury is a family based company and opened our Thai restaurant in June 1995, after spending the better part of 18 months renovating both the front and back. We imported our wooden furniture and dishes from Thailand because of its beauty and built the restaurant around them.
We strive to offer the very best authentic Thai food we can, so that we can live up to our motto of The best Thai food west of Bangkok.
Fresh food is the key and each dish is cooked to order, so take the time to taste Thai food at its best.
Here is a good Thai Vegetable Noodles Recipe.
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Thai chile sauce
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root
4 ounces uncooked Asian rice noodles
1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
2 cups fresh snow peas
1 cup julienned sweet red pepper
1 cup shredded carrots
1 (8 ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
1/4 cup chopped shallots
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1/4 cup chopped dry roasted peanuts
In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, coconut milk, soy sauce, water, peanut butter, vinegar, chili sauce and ginger until blended; set aside.
Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the asparagus, snow peas, red pepper, carrots, water chestnuts and shallots in oil for 5-8 minutes or until crisp-tender.
Stir soy sauce mixture and stir into skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Drain noodles; add to vegetable mixture and stir to coat. Sprinkle with peanuts.