posted on March 20, 2006 at 7:11 pm
I don’t mean to sound like a jerk but I have kind of been over Thai food. As a kid, my mom would feed us Annie’s Thai Castle on a regular basis (I liked the Rama Chicken the best). It just got old and quality was hard to find. I guess I also got side-tracked when discovering Korean, Vietnamese and Filipino cuisine. Thai just seemed mundane after a while. I was reading an online discussion about Thai in Atlanta the other day and someone had named Thai chili as one of their favorites in Atlanta. I used to go there a lot when I was a student at Emory and had never been impressed. I decided to go back and see what the score was. I walked in and it was more elegant than I remembered. The place was buzzing with the lunch crowds and press clippings littered the wall. I ordered a spicy Pad Thai (there are standard items that are indicators of quality for me with certain cuisines) and the basil rolls. I got my food quickly and was instantly smack-dab in traffic. My stomach was growling so I cracked open the basil rolls. I opened the plain styrofoam container and found 6 perfect looking pieces basil roll looking up at me. It looked like tightly rolled sushi. The sauce was too salty but the texture and flavor were great. I started in on my Pad Thai right when I got home. It was pretty good. The shrimp wasn’t overly frozen tasting and the heat level was just as I had requested. I am sure it would have been better straight out of the wok. They also gave me a little coconut chicken soup which was not overly sweet or salty (symptoms of most places’ version) but an enjoyable broth peppered with pieces of juicy chicken. I can honestly say it was good Thai for $14 lunch. I will definitely return.