Two weeks ago, I planned to meet my ruggedly lovely relative Jean to blog about a Bastille Day event in downtown Brooklyn on Smith street that he said he enjoyed a couple of years back. I love when people look out and give me things to blog about. He raved about going to this event before and how I would get good pics for the post. We walked block after block down Smith and saw no event. I checked my phone and searched and nothing came up for that part of town, it was a bust. But we made the best of it and found a restaurant and I was graciously treated to lunch at Spice.
Spice is a chain of Thai restaurants, that has been in New York for about twenty years, it led the wave of trendy Thai food here. And it has been one my choices for the amazing prices on the lunch special. We were promptly seated and the decor is minimal and industrial but I like it.
Since I love Thai food, the four-page menu gave me a lot to think about and it was hard choosing. The restaurant has a lot of vegetarian and vegan choice as well so all special diets can enjoy.
My spring rolls were so flaky and delicious that I would’ve ordered two more, every bite had a crisp snap. The vegetables inside weren’t greasy at all but steamed just right from the frying. The shrimp fritters were plump and the sweet sauce had the right amount of chili heat to balance it out.
For the entrée order, I requested the Drunk man noodles, which is a stir fry dish, with thick broad noodles peppers, chilies, egg, onions, and Thai basil. DEE-LISH-US!! It really hit the spot and this dish is something that I could eat almost every day. Just yum!
Jean ordered the Home-style Beef Panang, which is thinly sliced beef simmered with kaffir lime spicy salty sauce and served with rice. It’s sort of Thai beef stew.
I have to admit that I wasn’t full and I think it was because I was so terribly hungry and hadn’t eaten breakfast that day, but I wanted to be a lady at the table.
So I ordered dessert and what of it ?? I chose a crème brûlée, with two spoons and it was the perfect way to end the meal.
If you want to visit Spice there are nine locations in New York City and you can find them here. The lunch special prices are unbeatable and the service is great.
A family that feeds you are the best aren’t they? Do you enjoy Thai food? Do you have a favorite restaurant in your area or one in my area that you think I should visit? Please tell me all about it in the comments below.
Until our next rendezvous…