It’s no secret that one of my favorite things about moving to a new town has been exploring all of the new (to me) restaurants in the area. As if I needed another excuse to go out to eat all the time! On one of our first nights in town, Jeff and I walked past Cafe de Bangkok, but didn’t really pay too close attention until I logged onto Groupon a few mornings ago and they were selling a $7 for $15 deal at the restaurant!
Unfortunately, you couldn’t use the Groupon for lunch, so we headed there for dinner a few nights ago to check it out. Plates were a bit more expensive than we’ve been used to–about $10 each–but the portions are huge. You could easily split a dish with someone, or just have it for lunch for the next 2 days like me.
The inside of the restaurant is pretty basic, but the menu was extensive. We decided on starting with an order of bangkok crunchy rolls with vegetables and glass noodle spring rolls with sweet chili sauce. The rolls themselves were wonderful, but the dipping sauce was a touch too sweet.
For entrees, we had:
Delight drunken noodle with Stir-fried flat rice noodles with chicken, rice noodles sauteed in Thai spicy basil sauce with egg, onion, bell peppers, tomatoes. The basil sauce had a good flavor, but the noodles definitely were drunken i.e., drowning in sauce.
Bangkok pad Thai with chicken, thin rice noodles, egg, green onion, tomatoes, chopped peanuts, and bean sprouts sauteed in Thai sweet and sour flavored sauce.
You also get to choose your spiciness for the dish–I went with medium and Jeff went with spicy–and mine could have used a bit more heat and his could of used a little less heat. Go figure.
Overall, the meal was great, although we would definitely split something next time to save money.
You can find more information about Cafe de Bangkok here.