Unfortunately, I somehow woke up to discover my left mandibular second molar (thatâ€™s one of those back teeth used for chewing) had slightly cracked inÂ my sleep (how does that happen?). Regardless, I wanted some Thai food, cracked-tooth pain or not. (OK, OK, the tooth really isnâ€™t that bad!)
I met up with my awesome friend Steph for a late lunch in the super-sunny dining room and we were immediately welcomed with cups of warm teaâ€”perfect just coming in on a cold winter day. The hosts were incredibly nice and very attentive to our needs.
We were pleasantly surprised by the lunch specials. There are 15 lunch options, ranging from Pad Thai to curry dishes to stir fries that you can order with a meat, veggie or seafood selection. If you choose to add vegetables, tofu, chicken, pork or beef itâ€™s just $6.50, if you want shrimp, squid or scallops itâ€™s $8.00. They also offer soy meat and seafood options for veggie and vegan patrons at similar prices.
E-San Thai Cuisine
133 SW Second Avenue
503-223-4090 Map It!
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As Rachael Ray would say, Yum-o! When I stopped by E-San Thai Cuisine I was starving, so I probably would have devoured anything they put in front of me. However, the food was outstanding–so I pretty much ate until my stomach could not hold another bean sprout!
First of all, I was pretty overwhelmed by the menu. They offer more than 70 dishes! Wow! But don’t be scared off by all the options, each dish is carefully detailed for those who aren’t completely familiar with all the Thai delicacies they offer.
My lunch companion and I started with the appetizer combination plate, which for $8 is a pretty good deal if you are sharing a meal. It includes three dipping sauces (peanut sauce, cucumber sauce and sweet and sour sauce) for the deep-fried egg rolls, the fried tofu, satay (choice of chicken, beef or pork) and the fried wontons. Continue reading Review: E-San Thai Cuisine
If you like Thai food and you havenâ€™t been to Thai Peacock you are really missing out. Located down the block from Jackpot Records on SW Ninth, itâ€™s an easy walk from most downtown workplacesâ€”and itâ€™s worth that walk! Itâ€™s like I died and went to peanut sauce heaven (so if you are allergic to the legume, Iâ€™ll forgive you for skipping the place).
The intimate dining room is perfect for small groups or even a lunch date, but they also offer take-out if you are on the go. Thai Peacockâ€™s menu is extensive and they offer all of my favorite Thai dishes and many more that I hope to try in the future. Continue reading Review: Thai Peacock