We’re still looking for the best Thai and Vietnamese restaurants to take our chef friend (Chef C) to. Over the weekend we tried here for lunch.
The restaurant was well reviewed on Yelp.
And won some kind of ‘Ilima Award in 2010.
For some reason, we were in a vegetarian kind of mood.
The description from the menu: green papaya salad (som tum) shredded fresh island green papaya stone pounded with garlic, tomatoes, and chili tossed in a special lime sauce. I thought the flavor was well-balanced not too salty, not too sour.
Again, from the menu: yellow curry (keang leang) potatoes, carrots, onions, coconut milk slow cooked in yellow curry. For many of the selections, various proteins can be added. On this day, we chose tofu.
You know what’s coming: Holy Basil (pad krapao) fresh picked string beans sautéed with onions, roasted garlic, and Thai sweet basil in a spicy house special sauce.
I thought this was done very well (again we chose tofu as the protein option, I guess it’s all or nothing with us). :-)
I think everything on the menu is ala carte. The Cat ordered Thai sticky rice (kao neow). She thought the container that the rice came in was soooo cute.
I ordered brown rice (kao deang) which ended up being red cargo rice which was alright.
A definite contender.