One of our new year’s resolutions was to try a new type of food each month. Last month we tried Indian food (which you can read about here) and after our run yesterday, we decided to go to the Thai restaurant we had been planning on visiting. We found Thai Noodle using Yelp (our go-to app when looking for places to eat!) and the reviews looked promising.
When we pulled up, Isaac’s first words were “Looks sketchy. This place must be good.” I never realized that sketchiness was a good sign, especially since I’m more of a clean freak, but once again he was right! The food was delicious. We ordered it to-go, since we didn’t feel like staying to eat, and I’m glad we did because I was able to snap some pictures of them before we dug in!
When we walked in, we were greeted by a man at the counter who passed us a menu to look at. We had NO idea what to choose, but the menu was easy to read and all of the items were clearly described. We talked to him about items he would recommend and went with his suggestions. We got the egg rolls, the Pad Kee Mow with chicken (heat level 2) and the Kiss Me Garlic and Pepper with chicken.
The restaurant was nothing fancy, but the man we talked to was very helpful and I enjoyed talking to him about our new year’s resolution. He suggested Mongolian and Korean BBQ, and we’re already looking around for places to go next month!
The egg rolls were perfect. I have loved egg rolls since I was young and these were some of my favorite. They were filled with noodles, cabbage, mushrooms and carrots and came with sweet and sour sauce. The rolls were crispy and bursting with flavor. They paired well with the sauce, and I wish we had ordered more… I could have eaten only the egg rolls and been happy.
Pad Kee Mow
This was what Isaac ordered and I only had a bite of it because it was so spicy! The guy at the counter asked us what level of heat we wanted (from a 1-4) and Isaac chose a 2. We were warned that if we weren’t used to spicy foods that it would be too spicy, but he stuck to it. All I have to say is that I can’t imagine what a 4 would be like.
The Pad Kee Mow was an egg noodle based dish that was cooked with egg, bell pepper, basil, tomato, onion and chili paste. We could choose from a variety of meats to add to the dish (veggie/tofu, chicken, beef, pork, shrimp and mixed seafood) and Isaac chose chicken. In the words of Isaac, it was “spicy, sweet, savory heaven”. I would love to try this at a heat level 1.
Kiss Me Garlic and Pepper
After hearing that I’m not big on spicy foods, the guy at the counter suggested trying the Kiss Me Garlic Pepper entrée with steamed rice. It’s made with snow peas and baby corn, sautéed in garlic and pepper sauce and served over fresh steamed broccoli. I really liked this dish, and it reminded me of some stir frys I’ve had before. The biggest difference was the addition of baby corn, which I haven’t had in years. I don’t know what I think about it. The corn was tender, but it had a flavor that I couldn’t decide if I liked or not. Other than that this dish was spot on! The chicken was cooked perfectly and flavorful, the broccoli was crisp and I loved the how it all worked with the garlic and pepper sauce. This was a safe dish, but one I definitely recommend, especially if you are more reserved when it comes to trying new foods.
I know we’ll be back to visit Thai Noodle! The food was fantastic, the service was friendly and helpful, and there are so many yummy sounding dishes I want to try. If you live in the Euless/Bedford/Arlington area, you need to go there. You won’t regret it, I promise!