Easily the best Thai food in India, the Thai Pavilion would actually count as one of Bangkok's better restaurants if it were located there. What makes the high quality and authenticity of the cuisine so unusual is that the restaurant is the favourite child of an Indian chef: Ananda Solomon. Like the famous Australian Chef, David Thompson, who immersed himself in Thai culture, Chef Solomon spent months in Thailand, working in fancy places and ordinary restaurants before running a street stall in a small soi off Sukhumvit Road.The menu reflects Solomon's varied experience. You will find scallops, soft-shell crabs and other upmarket favourites alongside street favourites.Some dishes, like the duck, have never left the menu but many others come and go as Solomon takes more and more chances with the palates of his customers, betting that they will like authentic Thai food. So far, at least, his guests have been happy to go along with his menu innovations.