TVB actor Marco Ngai Chun-kit has opened a Thai restaurant on Sha Ha Beach that is a marked improvement on the grotty place there before. The site is splendid with open beach, sea and islands view. The redecoration is quite okay but uninspired. A row of canopied outside tables right above the beach, wood-bladed fans whirring. Inside blue flowered wallpaper and dark wood furniture. The washrooms are nicely fitted out and clean, always a good sign in a restaurant. The Thai staff are very friendly.
Marco made his name as a TVB actor in “Flying Fox of Snowy Mountain”, “To Catch the Uncatchable” and “Armed Reaction”. He is not A-grade in terms of popularity, perhaps next level down. Born in Taiwan, 49 years old and married to Zhang Lihua, he is frequently seen around town.
Prices at the Thai Dao are reasonable. Phad Thai, which we enjoyed, is $118, tom yung kung soup $158, fried rice with seafood and pineapple $148. You should go to Marco’s restaurant to admire the view while chatting to the smiling Thai staff: there is nowhere more scenic in our district for a beer or glass of wine and a bit of nosh.