Another night with the rents, means another dinner out. Dad suggested we go to a relatively new Thai place that was pretty close to their house. I was pretty shocked by this suggestion since my parents don’t like spicy food, let alone food with such aggressive flavors such as Thai. I was definitely intrigued on how the food would be since Wayne doesn’t have a huge Thai population, if any. Could it be as enjoyable as Kin Shop? We’ll see.
Mom was in a soup mood so she started with some Chicken Soup with Clear Noodles. She liked it a lot, although it almost had too much spice in it for her. I skipped on a taste, but can assure you that it probably wasn’t spicy at all(for the majority of palates).
I was in a salad mood so I started with the Green Papaya salad. I am pretty sure what came out was not that. It was a simple salad with two pieces of fried tofu and Thai peanut dressing. I just wanted my veggies, so it wasn’t worth talking to the waiter to see if I got the right salad. The dressing was nice, but a tad too sweet.
We also got an order of Summer Rolls to share. Dad got one of the specials that came with a couple different items, so he didn’t get his own appetizer. The rolls were super fresh but only had a little shrimp in them. It came with the same peanut dressing I had with my salad and a sweet and sour dressing. I don’t think my parents have ever had summer rolls before. I assured them that they weren’t like egg or spring rolls in that being deep fried. They liked these a lot and I would bet they would order them again on their own.
Mom ordered the Chicken and Cashew Nuts as her entreé. It came with a side of “Jasmine Rice.” She seemed quite happy with her choice. For those dark meat lovers out there, this would not be the dish for you.
I ordered the Mango Duck. It came with the same rice that Mom got. I am not sure what made the rice “jasmine,” since it tasted like plain old white rice to me. It was a risk ordering a dish with mango out of season, but I am glad I did. The mango and other veggies were very fresh and delicious. I started off with the duck piece on the left and was quite happy with it. Nice and meaty! Unfortunately, as I moved on to the pieces on the right, the meat shrunk and the grizzle increased. I was already getting full from the appetizers, so I wasn’t left hungry after finishing my main.
Dad got the special of Grilled Pork. It came with a small salad, veggies, and stick rice. The presentation was fantastic with the rice in bamboo. There was also a chili dipping sauce that had quite the kick. Dad avoided that, but otherwise cleaned his plate. The pork was good, but it definitely needed the kick from the sauce.
All in all, it was a pretty good meal. Flavors were definitely muted a bit for the local palate, but I am sure they can be adjusted if requested. The owners even mentioned this in an article about the restaurant in the local paper. Prices were reasonable and I would definitely consider returning the next time I visit my parents.