“Thai it; You’ll Like It.”
October 10, 2013
Thai food tastes like nothing else. Packed with flavors and heat, this cuisine uses fresh ingredients and fiery heat that lingers on after you’ve eaten. I can’t handle much heat, so I stick to a 2 or zero on the scale. Thai One On, new to downtown Anniston, serves up “mainstream ethnic food with seasonings like lemon grass and ginger, not just peppers,” suggesting influence from “the soup and noodle dishes of China to the curries of India and satays of Indonesia.” The specials they are dishing out for Restaurant Week are:
$20 Dinner: Salmon Dinner & Dessert
$10 Lunch: Pad Thai Lunch Special, including Soup & Eggroll
I was eager to try the Pad Thai, since it’s Haley’s, the Chamber’s Program Development Coordinator, favorite.
The soup was their new Coconut soup, a milky soup packed with the flavors of peppers and mushrooms. Haley’s description is priceless, “Mhmmm.” That’s also my reaction to their egg rolls, packed with carrots, rice noodles and crispy flavor.
The Pad Thai is like nothing else, with sides of fresh sprouts and carrots. It’s got a bed of flavor-filled rice noodles, intertwined with chicken, eggs, tofu, green onions, and topped with crushed cashews. Again, Haley’s description doesn’t fail, “It’s like heaven in a bowl.” The light oniony flavor and sauce absorbed by the rice noodles makes for a delectable dish. The fresh crisp flavor of the sprouts and carrots make for a refreshing side.
Make time to “Thai it.”
911 Noble Street, Anniston