Mao, Stillorgan

Mao5We are regular Mao at home delivery people… it feels a little more wholesome than a takeaway pizza or the like, I love their Thai chicken cashew and a side of edamame pods is mandatory! Out and about on a recent Saturday we decided to stop into Mao in Stillorgan for a quick lunch. Mao is a Thai / Asian restaurant chain, with restaurant locations in Dun Laoghaire, Dundrum, Stillorgan and the city centre along with additional ‘Mao at home’ locations such as Donnybrook and Ballinteer. 

Inside Mao in Stillorgan, the space in quite industrial, brick walls, wooden benches, iron and steel fixings, concrete floor. It was early so was quite empty when we were there. I imagine with more people it would feel warmer but I like the feel and style. It suits the food too as its quite casual and laid back.

Mao, Stillorgan
Mao, Stillorgan
Mao, Stillorgan
Mao, Stillorgan

We decided to share a main dish, and add some sides as it was lunchtime. So we went for the Thai chicken cashew and added a side of wok fried greens and two edamame pods. The food arrived quickly. The chicken dish is always good, its my go to Mao meal with the right amount of chilli and spice, and I love cashew nuts in a wok / stir fry.

Thai Chicken Cashew at Mao
Thai Chicken Cashew at Mao

The greens were a little lacking in well, greenness… way too many bean sprouts but tasty still (though I’d skip them next time). And the delicious salty peppery edamame beans!

Wok Fried 'Greens' at Mao
Wok Fried ‘Greens’ at Mao
Edamame at Mao
Edamame at Mao

Mao is always consistently good, tasty food and inexpensive. Enjoy!

Mao | Stillorgan Village, Co. Dublin | 01 2784370 | http://mymao.ie/restaurant-home