I love Asian food. Obviously I’m a huge fan of Indian. My next favorite would be Korean. Then, Japanese. Of my top 10 Asian food favs, I think Thai food would be the last or near the last on that list.
I rarely crave it, but when I do, it’s almost an unstoppable force. Yesterday was one of those days.
Tai Tanee is located in a strip center, and if I weren’t looking for it, I would likely drive by and never notice. But, I’m very glad I stopped.
Upon entering the restaurant, you immediately (well, I immediately) notice how clean everything is. We were immediately seated by the sweetest of wait staff.
Binks and I usually share when we go out to eat, so we came up with a game plan.
Appetizers: Tanee Egg Rolls with chicken. *not pictured, forgive me.
Main Course: Chicken Larb Salad and an order of steamed rice.
When the waitress came to take our order, I made sure to say, Thai hot – very very hot. As always, I got the typical reaction – “Yes, Yes.” And, I had to stop her. No, I mean really – Thai hot – very very hot, I told her again. She walked off and I hoped to goodness she would know.
She arrived with this:
Don’t let the plethora of red pepper flakes fool you. It wasn’t Thai hot. If you have ever cooked with the Thai peppers, you know what Thai hot is.
But, it was full of Thai flavor. While it was a tad on the sweeter side, Binks and I really enjoyed the meal.
The picture doesn’t do it justice. The portions were huge. Mind you, Binks and I shared.
I of course had to have my side dish mixture of garlic chili paste, Sriracha sauce, and low-sodium soy sauce.
Per usual, my side dish mixture turned into pretty much a main course on my plate.
After the waitress saw my hot sauce concoction she said: “Oh, you like really hot.” I smiled and nodded while sweating out of every orifice in my body.
I’m 80% sure I gave myself 40 new ulcers. I left very satisfied.
Do you love Thai food? Have you tried larb salad? Do you like spicy? Thai hot? Do you dare?