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Once I was seated, I took a look at the menu, and had the odd sense of déjà vu. I then realized that this was an exact copy of the Surin of Thailand on North Highland in
After placing my order, I was immediately given a bowl of soup.
This is a nice, typical bowl of Thai coconut milk soup. It has a fair amount of mushrooms, green onions, tiny bits of tofu, and just a little hint of spice. I was curious about the Thai name for the soup, but the waiter only knew it by “spicy coconut tofu soup”. I think it’s actually a variation of tom kha gai, but I could be wrong.
Unaware of the soup, I had ordered dumplings as an appetizer.
Essentially an order of pot stickers with red curry, these were odd dumplings. There was no crisp bottom that is usually indicative of pot stickers, and inside the meat was very chunky. Regardless, there was a nice flavor to the curry and just a minimal amount of heat.
With the entrée, I wanted what I consider a classic Thai dish, pad prik.
Since this was one of the few three peppers dishes on the menu, I was hoping for a good kick. While there was a nice level of heat, there was nothing overpowering. Even so, there were a good number of chili flakes floating in the sauce. Overall, this was a pleasantly average version of pad prik.
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