Monday, April 02, 2007

Thai Purple: Not Just Because it's my Favorite Color...

I've actually been coming here for a while already, being my first experience with Thai Food and the plethora of options available. Yeah, they have your standard Thai Fare: Pad Thai (which is what i usually have), Pineapple Fried Rice (another usual), and enough stir-fry and curry variations to almost cover all of the primary and secondary color huesl. All, which by the way, still superior in taste than any other thai place i've been to. But as you flip through the pages of their picturesque purple menu, you'll see some unfamiliar faces.

Pork Stuffed Cucumber Soup, literally. Tender Meatballs between pieces of cucumber with a light and clear broth and no MSG in sight, that's it. BBQ Whole Squid, again literally, served only with this authentically pungent citrus, chilli-fish sauce that's best eaten....not inhaled. Fried Rice Baked In Young Coconut....can you guess?

Things so simple, so easy but yet so damn delicious somehow gone AWOL at most Thai Restaurants around L.A.
It's always the simple things in life isn't it?

And there's a complimentary warm tapioca-coconut dessert with something different everytime for dinner, not for lunch.
I still bought 16oz. of this stuff and devoured it while watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the theater across the street though.

Thai Purple
27 N Garfield Ave
Alhambra, CA 91801-3545
626 300 9083

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