The Beet Story
Posted on 01 / 26 / 2013
My first time going to Beetroot was good. The panang was tasty with fresh vegetables. Not the best in the city though but good. My coconut milk, banana, chocolate smoothie was good too. I went the second time for lunch and they were closed. No sign posted. The third time I went to get the same smoothie and the quality was not as good. More ice than coconut milk. The staff person might have been new. Hence, the average smoothie.
Fourth time I was disappointed. I requested massaman with no onions. And I got onions. But the thing that got me was that it was not freshly made. It scooped out from a hidden dish somewhere. It looked liked something that was made from the day before. And barely any vegetables.
As I was spooning through the massaman curry I saw onions. The staff person rushed over and said I'm sorry you said no onions. She took the food back. At this point I thought she would make a fresh bowl of massaman. But I noticed she ducked out of sight behind the counter. I walked over to checked and she was picking out the onions.
I just told her if it was cooked with onions that I would like to cancel that order and get something else. My intuition at that point was to leave. But I stayed.
So the owner pops in and says hi. She remembered me from the other visits. She said, "You are lucky you came on time. I was going to closed early." Hmmm, I'm lucky?
Alright, veggie business owners never do this. It shows the customers that you are not committed to serving the vegetarian community and its not compassionate to when customers are looking for a trusted source to eat when traveling.
So the owner makes stir-fried vegetables with cashews and pineapples. Mouthwatering just thinking about it as I heard it being made. My smoothies came and it was watery. So basically hardly any coconut milk was added with more ice and water. 50 baht of half goodness.
The stir fried came and the veggies were swimming in broth. Tasted good but mmmm. Where are the vegetables? For 70 baht I should have more that 1/8 cup of vegetables.
Average food not well proportioned for the price.