Best Thai food on the island! Made me have flash backs to our trip to Phuket. Had takeout because we just left the beach but still, Thanks for the amazing Father's Day meal. Next time we will dine in and share a few rounds. The Sangria was great! The people are amazing. Only one recommendation, use Asian pear in the Sangria instead of American pears😁
Fantastic food and entertaining service. Opal (chef/owner) chats up a storm and makes sure you're taken care off. Great experience!
So if adventure and authentic food is what you crave, then this is the place for you. Opal is awesome, he comes out to your table and has a chat with you regarding your likes and dislikes, allergies and where and if you have travelled to Thailand. He is from Bangkok and his wife is from Isan.
After finding out that my date and I are experienced eaters, HAVE been to Thailand, and that we love to try new things, he was off to put in our order.
They must have their liquor license, I have seen some reviews questioning it. We got their signature sangria which is made with a red wine and plenty of fruit. It is so amazing, we had to order two. The best part is eating the wine soaked fruit right from the glass once you have consumed the beverage.
He told us what we ate when we had completed our meal. He is pleasant and eager to share culinary experiences and how he got started from a humble food truck beginning.
Pay attention to the instructions on how to eat. If you aren't instructed...ASK HIM!
The half special cake was a sticky firm fish. So soft with an interesting texture. But oh so delicious. The crunch of the bean sprouts and the fresh cilantro help to round out this dish nicely. The flavor profile that he and his wife create their culinary masterpieces just overwhelm your mouth with balance between spicy, sweet, savory and acid.
The crispy rice salad with the sausage was just amazing. I loved it. So tasty and with fresh ginger and crunchy cabbage helped offset the fatty crispy rice and Isan style sausage. Like I said, perfect balance.
The Kao Soy soup with chicken was cooked perfectly. The chicken fell off of the bone and the sour soup was the perfect compliment. He actually brought me out this special hot chili condiment to eat with it and it paired perfectly. I was SWEATING!
The sauteed eggplant and crunchy string bean dish cooked to perfection. A great veggie dish. So savory and herbacious with tomatoes and crunchy fried basil!
The total experience, including talking with Opal was Amazing! I decided there that this would be my new favorite restaurant. We spoke of a few dishes that we wanted to try, a fried cat fish fluff and Kra Pao. We also wanted to have a curry with the small eggplant the size of marbles and a special crab dish. He asked that we call him a few days in advance so he could get the ingredients.
Don't get me wrong, if you are stuffy and unable to be adventerous, perhaps this isn't the place for you. If you are fun and willing to be amazed by culinary experiences outside of your comfort zone, then head on down. Let him guide you on a culinary tour of Thailand. Just let go and enjoy what you are served.
Don't eat here if you're in a rush; this is not takeout nor is it "fast food". They CUSTOMIZE your food according to your taste, and that is worth waiting for! The last few times, my wife has simply said "surprise me" (she's super picky mind you) and it's always amazing. The owner is hands-on & a people person - help us keep him in business during this COVID19 craziness!
Opal........we miss you, your staff and the food so much! There is not a week that goes by that Sandy and I don't talk about our numerous times there by ourselves and with friends we have brought over the years! We hope you guys are doing well during these crazy times and look forward to seeing you again in a few months. By the way wait til February before you go to Thailand next year! Thanks again for your friendship and hospitality whenever we come!
Sandy & Louis