Thai House is a favorite eatery for members of The Back Pew, and it's about time we share its delectable delights with the rest of the world. Shelby and I had lunch there today after bumming around Goodwill and dropping by one of my favorite Mexican tiendas to buy more holy candles, herbs, and tacky plastic saints.
The prices at Thai House are good, and the quality of the meal is exceptional. The service is friendly and the food is authentic -- you know you're in a good ethnic restaurant when that ethnicity actually patronizes the restaurant too.
A coworker in the library reccomended I try it out, and I'm glad I did. I've never been disappointed with my dining experience at Thai House.
The restaurant is located off of Franklin Blvd, in the plaza near hhgregg. It isn't much to look at from the outside, but the interior is decorated in gorgeous, hand carved wood. It almost looks like a Thai temple -- they've done a really good job with the design and atmosphere.
Like I said, the prices are good, making Thai House a great place for Abbey students to grab a meal on the weekends. Most entrees are under $12, and the sushi starts at around five dollars. And the sushi is really the reason to go, on Mondays and Tuesdays they actually offer buy one get one free sushi rolls.
So, without further ado, here a few of our favorite things to get:
Jasmine Sweet Tea: Skip the beer, get this. It's like drinking flowers (if you're in to that kind of thing). The tea smells amazing and is extremely refreshing. It's almost worth it just to go for the tea.
Gastonia Roll: Really good -- around 8 big pieces for $11.95. This is actually pretty filling, too. It contains tempura shrimp, imitation crab, avacado, with lightly fried tuna served on top. It comes with a special dipping sauce and wasabi mayonaise.
Thai Roll: Shelby's favorite. It's $12.95, and has yellow tail, salmon, jalopeno peppers, cream cheese, and pretty much everything else. Also very filling. The taste is interesting -- don't hesitate because of the peppers, it's really good.
Green Curry: I had this for lunch one day, and really enjoyed it. It's no more than $10, and you can get it cheaper as a lunch special. Chicken, beef, or vegetarian. Steeped vegetables in coconut milk, served with Jasmine rice. Very spicy.
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Other friends have reccomended the Pad Thai and the Tuna Tataki.
Thai House is worth checking out if you're in the area, and particularly if you're an Abbey student.