Previous visit 12/03/07
There we were again, trudging over that hill… just a few more steps… and we were enjoying that glorious view from the top of the hill while bent over trying to suck some air back into our lungs. And before you know it we were opening the door to Tuk Tuk Thai Cafe. I am still not sure about how much time we save by going over that hill, but since it was raining, we wanted to spend as little time as possible in the rain and hoofed it over pretty quickly.
There were six of us and we deferred to our resident Thai food expert DDR to order a feast for us all to share. The most exciting moment was when this condiment was dropped off. It looks like a house made concoction and Ali declared it to be the bomb.
It came with BBQ Beef that was marinated and grilled to perfection with deliciously charred crisped edges.
We started off with Fish Cakes that are were savory and aromatic with the flavors of ginger and cilantro, delicious with the sticky sweet and vinegary sauce.
The fish cakes are soft and chewy rather than crispy and retain a bit of oil but the acidity of the condiment cuts through the richness, along with the zippy little salad of thinly sliced cucumber, carrot and red onion served with it.
I wanted some hot soup and had a craving for woonsen or silver noodles, so we had Suki Nam, which is transparent noodle soup with chicken, seafood, vegetables, egg an bean curd sauce. DDR said that this dish is a sort of Thai style sukiyaki, hence the name. The soup was hearty and reminded me of japanese miso soup, but a little harsher. The noodles were firm and never softened up very much. Their menu has eleven different noodle soups, so I’m coming back for more, with an eye on the fishball noodle soup.
Chicken in Green Curry came piled with zucchini, green beans, onion, bamboo shoots and bell pepper in a rich coconut based sauce. It was pretty mild as far as the scovillian scale, but flavorful and fresh.
Spicy Eggplant with pork sauteed with chilies, onion and bell pepper is fragrant and savory with garlic and basil. Both this and the curry are lip smacking good poured over the white rice.
I have liked everything so far and find the prices to be very reasonable for the area. Since the weather has been chilly, I’m definitely coming back to check out their noodle soups.