(I apologize in advance if the term "mille crêpe" has been appearing on this space in excess recently. It's a type of dessert that requires time, skill, and a great deal of attention to detail to properly execute, thus I can't help but scour each district (and subdistrict) to attest the coordinates of the best crepe cake shop.)
The next day, I decided to give a go at Khao San Road's Thai Iced Tea.
Given that a sapling is situated directly in front of the restaurant sign, I nearly walked completely past it before realizing.
Looking at her directly, I proceeded to address my purpose. "I'd like to - "
"YOU HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE HOSTESS."
She cut me off as I began to open my mouth.
Over the intense background noise and multitude of ongoing conversations between diners, I was near shouting when I attempted to voice my concern once again. "But I just want to - "
"NO, YOU STILL HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE HOSTESS."
The bubbles started to boil. "I just want to order takeout!"
"Oh." Came the reply. "You can head to the back."
At this point, I couldn't wait to turn away from her. I proceeded to descend the stairs, speechless at the abomination of a customer service rep I had just encountered.
The Thai Iced Teas were as concentrated and full-bodied as their degree of orange hue; the drink burst with a complex flavour only associated with authentic Thai Tea. It wasn't the cloying concoction that many Yelp users had described the beverage to be, but that may have been due to the amount of ice. When melted, the drink did tend to be on sweeter side, but the effect could be easily reversed by simply adding in more ice.
Khao San Road ensured that you received the quality and amount that you paid for, at least in the case of these Thai Iced Teas anyway. I've also had a friend recently pop by the Thai restaurant, and inform me of its gastronomical superiority. Thus, a spot has been secured on my go-to mission list. I believe the only downside is that they do not accept reservations.