Friday, July 11, 2008

There's a New Thai in Town - Thai House in the Plaza

Directly across the street from the McD's, is a tiny little Thai restaurant. Parking is available in the mall, but they face a very busy street and on more than one visit, they were closed. Same thing with the taco place next door. I have never seen that place open either. Well, on a frightfully mucky summer night, armed with a coupon in hand, I dragged myself into the Baskin-Robbins 31 Flavors here in town. There it was, Thai House has branched out and just recently opened up a beautifully decorated, chic and modern larger location near the ice cream store. This one is down the street from the old one, less than a block. If you stand outside one location, you can see their other location. Quickly, I placed my to-go order, ran to the 31 Flavors, where I knew there would be a wait, got my mini sundae, and ran back to the Thai House and just in time, because my order was ready.

OK, so I wimped out and ordered the #87 pad thai chicken & boba tea, but it was my first time. It won't be my last. Tender pieces of lightly sauteed chicken, crispy fresh veggies, and a ton of pan-fried noodles all in a delicately flavored sauce. It went perfect with my 31 Flavors dessert. The Thai House menu offers over 114 dishes, plus they have a lunch menu Monday thru Friday. It's gonna take me a while to get through their menu, wish me luck!

Thai House (in the Plaza)
2080 S. Atlantic Blvd.
Monterey Park, CA 91754
Open Monday thru Sunday (?)
9 am - 9 pm
$20 minimum on credit card