Sunday, April 10, 2011

Thai House, Gastonia

Thai Roll
Not only do I have a taste for heresy, I also appreciate good sushi.

Where's the best place to get sushi in Gaston County? Thai House in Gastonia, about 10 minutes from Belmont Abbey College.

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.

Thai Roast Chicken
Thai Roast Chicken: Great entree, and very filling. It's around $10, and they basically serve you an entire chicken with Jasmine rice. Served with sweet duck sauce. The meat is tender and practically falls off of the bone.

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.


  1. I love's me some Thai house! Holy crap!

    I don't understand how anyone could stay in Gaston County and not darken the doorway of this place with their shadow. Seriously, one of the best meals in Gaston County, hands down.

  2. Last weekend I really enjoyed eating there. The Jasmine sweet tea is perfect, and the asparagus roll and edamame were most excellent.

  3. Shrimp Tempura on Gastonia roll is the bomb diggity!

  4. love it! went online just now to look at the menu and your blog came up as 1st hit!