Located in historic downtown Chandler is a fun and delicious Thai grill where we celebrated our February dinner club. Consequently, this is also our 2 year anniversary of our exciting culinary adventure together!
The restaurant is small so if you have a big group, like we did, it’s best to go later or earlier in the evening. There are some small tables outside but only sit there if you don’t plan on being served alcohol with dinner. After waiting for our table to open, from the previous diners, we were ready for cocktails! We sampled a few different ones including the Lychee Martini, a Mandarin Cosmo, Dark and Stormy, or a Tom Collins with crushed cucumber. There is also a white and red wine selection and some good beers on tap that we enjoyed.
Our dining selection began with a mixture of appetizers selected by the co-owner David who, not only has the power to serve up wicked cocktails (according to Jen, drink two and you will be hurting tomorrow), but charm and personality to boot. Our charismatic host delivered us Spring Rolls with a sweet chili sauce, Beef and Chicken Satay with a delicious peanut dipping sauce, and Salt and Pepper Squid which was lightly battered and served with a sweet chili sauce and a slightly tangier green sauce. To the squid lovers, it was very tasty.
For dinner, David also brought us another selection of various menu items that just happened to include the dishes that Pat and Sarah were really eyeing. As Sarah said, “I am totally open to whatever you want to bring us, as long as it includes Musaman Short Rib Curry”. David got Sarah’s not so subtle prompting as well as Pat’s nonchelant plea for Basil Leaf Duck and both dishes received rave reviews. The fresh thai basil mixed with the “most delicious” tomatoes made the duck dish a tasty treat. Additionally, the Short Rib Curry had the most amazing sauce that had just the right amount of spice. The Spicy Eggplant Stirfry was certainly different and received various reviews while the Pineapple Fried Rice was a different twist that hit a home run; flavorful and innovative. Plus what is Thai food without Pad Thai? We enjoyed a nice helping of the freshest Pad Thai with very mild spice.
We had so much food that there was no room for desert so we sadly didn’t get to sample the Mango Sticky Rice. Oh well, guess we will have to go back again. 🙂