Would we go back:
475 St. Peter Street
• Goong Hom Pha (Marinated Shrimp Wrapped in Eggroll Skin) $6.15 (shared)
• Poo Pad Prig (Chili Crab) $10.75
This was a fun restaurant because it had a few unique things on the menu. This made the menu a bit more exciting to look at. However, when came down to the actual food, it really wasn't that much better than other Thai restaurants. And they also gave a lot less food than other Thai restaurants. Usually you go to a Thai restaurant and you have at least enough food for lunch the next day, but here you really only had enough for that one meal. For me personally this is perfectly fine, I am not a big fan of leftovers, so no big deal, but many people I know would expect more food.
• Pad Bai Kra Prad (Stir-fried Beef, Basil, Onion, Mushrooms, Hot Peppers and Bell Peppers) $9.45
Ruam Mit Thai Cafe is an example of a very good local Asian restaurant. I don't think I would go very far to visit, but it would be a staple restaurant if I lived within a fifteen minute drive.
The appetizer we ordered was unique to our dining experiences so far. Marinated shrimp was wrapped in like an egg roll and deep fried. The result was tasty, and maybe this is something we'll try at home. If possible, I would have added a small amount shredded carrots or cabbage to give it a crunchy, egg roll texture.
My entree was also well-prepared. I was looking for something a little spicy, but not too hot. It turned out that the sauce in my dish was sweet, but it had jalapeno peppers for spice. This turned out to be a good combination, because I could eat the jalapenos I wanted and leave the ones I didn't want. I have no complaints about the food preparation or service. One item of note, the portion sizes are enough for one person, but not as large as many Asian restaurants.
March 18 2000