Thai Me To the Moon

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Good morning everyone!

sam_smith_organic_strawberry_ale[1]Wow – what a great way to end a crazy week! Yesterday a few girls from work and I headed out to happy hour at a British pub here in town – The Royal Mile. They have a great selection of beers and I ordered the Sam Smith Organic Strawberry Beer the moment I spotted it on the menu. Honestly I like all beers – but I do have a special place in my heart for organic and/or flavored beers. I’m so glad I do because, OMG I MUST FIND A PLACE TO BUY THIS!!! Perfect, subtle, strawberry flavor – I am getting this every time I find it from now on!

 

 

 

 

 

ist2_3605601-cranberry-martini[1]After enjoying our beers there, we headed over to a martini bar where I enjoyed a Brut Martini. This was champagne, vodka & cranberry.  Super tasty!

 

 

 

 

 

 

At that time, Ben had gotten off of work and met us, so we decided to go grab some dinner with another couple. We were feeling exotic so we picked a Thai restaurant that Ben and I had never been to – Thai Flavors!

I seriously, seriously, seriously cannot say enough good things about this place – every single dish the table ordered was fantastic!! And being the generous people they are, they even brought us out free Tom Kha Kai soup and Mango Sweet Sticky Rice dessert!!

Ugh – I don’t even know where to begin, all this stuff was so incredible. Ok, I’ll start with the soup, which we all shared: Tom Kha Kai. Herbal hot & sour chicken soup with a twist of fresh chili, coconut milk, fresh mushrooms, lemon grass, galangal and lime-juice.

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You could really taste the lime and coconut – extremely light and a must-have at this place!

Next, my dish. I asked our waitress what she would suggest and she steered me to Kui Kai. (It least I think that’s what it’s called, it’s not on the website or menu I took…eeek!)

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This was a sweet & savory, wide-noodle dish with tender chicken and a sweet & spicy dipping sauce. IN-SANE. I absolutely love wide-noodle dishes, they are my Thai food kryptonite!

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My friends got the Yellow Curry (Gang-Luang) Spicy yellow curry cooked with coconut milk, potatoes, onion, and your choice of meat. Smooth, slightly sweet from the coconut milk and a curry mixture that was SPOT on.

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And Green Curry (Gang-Kaew-Wan) An aromatic green curry cooked with coconut milk, bamboo shoots, sweet pea, bell pepper, and fresh sweet basil leaves with your choice of meat. This one knocked other green curries I’ve had, out of the park!

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Ben got the Spicy Noodles: Stir-fried wheat noodles with mixed vegetables and special house sauce with your choice of meat. Like the gentleman that he is, he ordered this at a low-spice level so the whole table could enjoy it :) It was spicy but you could still taste the exotic flavors of the house sauce.

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Finally – dessert! Thai Flavors was so generous – they brought us out free, Mango with Sweet Sticky Rice! I literally have no words to express how good this was, so I’m not sure I’ll even try. I’ll just say that it landed in my top 10 best things ever eaten category…

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The dining crew:

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Kudos to Thai Flavors for one the greatest meals I’ve had in a long time!

Do you like Thai Food?

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Comments

  1. Graze With Me 07.18.2009

    I love Thai food, all of your dishes sound so yummy too. I’m not sure if there is a local Thai place where I live but the ones I’ve been to have never disappointed.

  2. Angharad 07.18.2009

    Thai food is one of my favorite cuisines hands down. Finding great Thai restaurants is such a joy cause some of them can be so blah. How sweet that they brought you out free extras!

    Your dish looks awesome – I’m a big fan of wide noodles too. Yums!

  3. Lexi 07.18.2009

    We went to a British pub a few weeks ago and I tried a strawberry wheat beer that was so good! I don’t always light lighter beers or fruity ones, but this was so nice! It was from a brewery in Lancaster, PA, which isn’t too far from here, so we may need to go find it some weekend!

  4. Robin 07.18.2009

    Oooh, I’m definitely going to have to try that strawberry organic beer – sounds delicious!

  5. Stacey 07.18.2009

    Thai Flavors is one of my absolute favorites…I love the Veggie delite 3*s…=). Found your site through juice, have been enjoying it.

  6. Barista 07.18.2009

    I loooove Thai! And that looks so delicious!

  7. Tay 07.18.2009

    Yup, thai food is delicious, but I’ve honestly never been out to it. Only had tastes and bites of friends’ leftovers. I’ll need to try it out soon!

  8. Anne K. 07.18.2009

    Cute title! That food looks amazing. I do love Thai food, but it’s been so long since I’ve eaten it. I need to remedy that :D

  9. broccolihut 07.18.2009

    I love Thai food, especially when it involves coconut or mango!

  10. Kristin 07.19.2009

    That food looks yummy. I love The Lift’s martinis. They are so good.

  11. Veronica 07.19.2009

    My husband and I love Thai food. We’ve tried Thai Flavors and they’re pretty good, but our all-time favorite Thai place in Des Moines is King and I. We think their Tom Kha Kai soup is the best in town. It has the perfect amount of lemongrass, coconut milk, spices, mushrooms, chicken, basil and cilantro. Unlike everyone else’s version of this soup, theirs is very spicy and red. Mao, the owner, always yells at us (in a very friendly way) because that’s what we always order every time because it’s so good! Their Thai custard is so yummy, too. All of their dishes are spicy. You won’t find anything bland here. And they always ask you how spicy you want your dish. They’ve ruined us for any other Thai places. We don’t want to try any other Thai places for fear of being disappointed.

  12. Pam 07.19.2009

  13. Lea Leopold 07.19.2009

    Omg, I LOVE mango sticky rice! We ate it every day when I visited Brian in Thailand. YUM!

  14. Kim 07.19.2009

    I adore Thai Flavors! Unfortunately, I usually end up getting it only as delivery at work instead of hitting up the restaurant so I don’t get great recommendations like the Kui Kai! I’m definitely going to have to remember to order it next time. Thanks!

  15. Lindsey Mots 07.19.2009

    Where is this???

  16. Abby 07.19.2009

    They sell the Samuel Smith Organic Strawberry beer at Gateway Market in Des Moines! I saw it there yesterday and thought of you.

  17. Thai Flavors is my favorite place, and Kui Kai is my favorite dish! I get it with tofu. We also always get sticky rice for dessert.

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