Thursday, October 9, 2008

Check out our poll...

Since we haven't gone anywhere on our list for 2 weeks, our blog is getting a little stale... I think it might be time for a little reader participation. We are going out with our friends Jake and Allison to an as yet to be named Thai restaurant tomorrow night. Which restaurant should we choose? If you pick Sawatdee, please comment with which location you think is best. Also, if there is a great Thai place you'd recommend that isn't on our list (in Minneapolis or St. Paul), please comment with the name and if we haven't already been there, we'll add it to our consideration set :)

14 comments:

maxharp3r said...

King and I Thai is quite good. A bit expensive, but tasty. Be sure to sit in the "lounge" section rather than the "restaurant" section for optimal ambiance.

Liz said...

From your list, we like Pad Thai Grand Cafe.

Mango Thai on Selby/Dale (across Selby from Louisiana Cafe) is new and fantastic; there are only a few tables though.

Have a great time!

Katie said...

I agree on The King and I...great Thai food. Kindee is also really good.

Whatever you do - do not go to the Sawatdee on Washington Avenue. It is absolutely awful.

Rett said...

We get True Thai for lunch at work quite a bit and I've liked everything I've had. But based solely on what I've heard from Caleb, I'd say try out Chai's Thai on Cedar. They apparently let you bring your own booze.

Janelle said...

Erin, I think this poll inspired me to give Thai a try. I love Indian food and when people find that out they are convinced I will also like Thai. Thanks for pushing me outside of my comfort zone :).

The Beans said...

I've always liked the food at Tum Rup, but the service is fair at best.

Destroyer said...

Try Sen Yai Sen Lek! Super good new place... Nice beer and wine list, and outstanding flavors.

The MSP Food Critics said...

Love King and I Thai. The food is excellent (and well spiced) and the service is great. It is definitely a more elegant place and the prices reflect that.

My other favorite is Amazing Thailand in uptown. The decor has lots of authentic touches and the curries we have had are awesome.

One restaurant I definitely wouldn't pick is Sawatdee on Wash Ave. Average at best.

Jess said...

While I don't have a vast experience with Thai food, I will say that I have never been disappointed with my choices at Tum Rup Thai. I've been there several times with friends who live nearby, and they rave about it constantly.

For apps, I've had the fried spring rolls, the fresh salad rolls, the satay chicken, and the cream cheese wontons. All delicious.

I've had the pad thai, which is really good, but my favorite was the green curry. I had it with shrimp and it was extremely tasty. I haven't been there in a year, so I'm not sure if things have changed, but I'd definitely give it a try if I were you!

skaTmon said...

Not sure exactly what you are looking for, but Bangkok Thai Deli (St. Paul) has been highly rated by many of the hounds on Chowhounds. I have not had a chance to get there, but it sounds like the real deal.

Here's the link: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/525575

P.S. You might want to check if they serve beer - I would not be surprised if they don't and I can't recall if any of the hounds mentioned it.

Kate said...

I voted for sen Lai sen lek because I'm a snob and love going to new places before every one else discovers how good they are. Kyle and I ate there either the first or second week they were open and had a great experience. The atmosphere, employees and food (not to mention a beer list that includes a surly option) all make it my pick. Plus it's in nordeast :)

Trisha said...

chaing mai thai....this place has always been my favorite

Norwego said...

I would recommend Amazing Thailand in Uptown.

Also, King and I Thai, bar side, not restaurant side. Get the laab salad.

Anonymous said...

Try the red curry at True Thai - so good!