Part of the charm of Bua Khao is when you call ahead for directions and the owner answers the phone in her cheerful Thai sing-song accent. Located off of the busy Horreya Square in Maadi, the location is a bit confusing; but look out for the Bank of Abu Dhabi, Cellardoor Bistro and Cavalli Corner. Bua Khao is next door.
Up the steps and into the restaurant we go, where photocopied signs tacked to the wall alert us that WE DON'T USE MSG, or merely state menu items, such as SHRIMPS AND YELLOW CURRY LE 38. More..