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by raphalla

Review: i really wanted to love this place. I am not Thai but grew up around the same region. i really wanted some "taste of childhood". So i went back here after 6 years, after reading so many good reviews at happycow. Again, i am disappointed and i guess, i would never go back again! For me, food was not great and for the same price,i could eat something more hearty some where else! i went alone for weekday lunch. Had Tomyam soup. Tasted sour only, not a remote taste of spicy at all! i was shocked as this was not really the kind of Tom yam soup i expected! Not a single things except for a few floating mock shrimps and 2 ,ok, may be 3, quarter mushrooms.($6) On top of that, i ordered from the set menu. Since someone mentioned that the sweet spinach was awesome, so i wanted to give it a try. i had rice with peanut sauce mock chicken and sweet spinach. The set meal ($15) came with wanton soup or 2 spring rolls. Spring rolls were so so. Spinach wasn't any superior than any other chinese restaurant. Mock chicken peanut rice came with really just the chicken in sauce, not a single other vege (i thought i could cook better than this!). Rice was small. The only thumb up was the big pot of Thai tea (included in set menu) at the end of the meal. The tea was the only thing in the correct portion for the price. :) Waiter was ok, no complaint. -------------------- i went there with my boyfriend and his mom. His mom loved the food, eventhough it is rather pricy. 2 starters, 2 curries, a fried rice and 3 desserts at more than 100 bucks. As an Asian, i am very very disappointed as the food is not authentically Thai. The typical modified version of western kind of Asian food. The curries tasted SWEET (!) instead of spicy or hot. Every food is kind of sweet. The waiters/waitresses were friendly but not attentive. Too eager to get the table clean eventhough we haven't finished the food yet. With the restaurant less than half filled and more than 5 waiters, they even did not notice that a guest spilled her drinks and got wet. If you like western kind of Thai food (the authentic Thai food might be too hot to many), then this restaurant is kind of serve 'good food' then. It looked nice, clean and western too (decoration). By the way, every dishes were 'designed' for single serving. So the portion was very small and if you intendws to share it, then order a few more dishes! Updated from previous review on Saturday May 31, 2008


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