Thai To Go was so busy when I rang to order my food, that I was advised to pick it up as early as possible.

Rushed off their feet wherever their trusty van turns up, feeding Oxfordshire’s villagers with authentic Thai food, it’s easy to see why. Our appetite for Asian cuisine shows no sign of abating, our palates demanding more variety than the standard fish and chips, curry and Chinese takeaways.

We know what we like, and if an enterprising van turns up ready to cook fresh, authentic Thai food on our doorsteps we are ready to pay for it.

We ordered en masse for the whole family, checking the spice ratios to cater for the younger kids, making sure there was something for everyone from spring rolls and satay chicken skewers to start, then some classics; green curry and prawn phad thai, to cashew chicken and the dish of the day a milder beef red curry.

Small aluminium containers of rice, some chilli sauce and accompanying veg were all packed in their takeaway boxes waiting for us at 5.30pm when we drove up to Deddington village centre, a queue already forming at the red van where Mark and Katie Reed were busy cooking an admirably extensive menu in such a contained space.

“By 7.30pm its bedlam at all our stops”, Mark told me.

Deddington on Tuesday, Charlbury on Wednesday, Hook Norton on Thursday, Long Hanborough on Friday and Middle Barton on Saturday, all from 5-8pm.

Rushing home we all tucked in.

The curry is made to ‘tourist strength’ as the Thai’s call it, but at £5.50-£6.95 for mains including rice, noodle dishes costing £5-£6.50 and starters at £3.95, what’s not to love?

Order on 07971345106, @ThaiToGoOxford or just turn up.