When it comes to Thai food, I am a fanatic! Our ’14 trip to Thailand left me marveling over the variety and quality of their cuisine. We ate so many delicious things, but as you can imagine, it only left me wanting more! Once we got to Myrtle Beach, I was pretty happy to see that we have quite a few Thai restaurants around town. While it might not be as authentic as we got in Bangkok, it sure satisfies my need for Thai. So far, I’ve tried out Thai Cuisine twice and have been quite happy with my meal.
The first time I went to Thai Cuisine, we went for dinner. The restaurant itself is nothing to write home about, but we all know we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. The menu consists of the standards and doesn’t deviate too much. To start we got an order of the fresh rolls ($6.95) and the fish cakes ($7.95). To be honest, the fresh rolls didn’t really wow me. They were supposed to come filled with shrimp, a variety of veggies, basil and rice noodles. It seemed like the lettuce overpowered everything else. Still tasty, but there was room for improvement. As for the fish cakes, tod mun pla, these were super similar to what we ate on Koh Chang island. They might not be for everyone because of the super decisive flavors (lemongrass, kaffir leaves, red curry, oh my!) packed into that little fried cake, but I enjoy them.
For my main dish, I got my all-time fave: larb (10.95). This is a really healthy, but tasty dish made with ground chicken, lime, red onion, cilantro and toasted rice powder. That mix is served with some fresh romaine lettuce and cukes to add in some crunch. This dish also packs a spicy punch, but at Thai Cuisine it was fairly mild compared to other versions I’ve had. I also tried the pad thai (9.95), which I’m not sure how much I liked, but I naturally snuck a couple of forkfuls.
Yesterday, I went over for lunch. They have a great list of lunch specials for $6.95 that come with a mini soup and a spring roll. I ended up going with the chicken green curry. The curry was great and of course, the price was right on point! I love the fact that is comes served with that nice spring roll, since I was definitely wanting an appetizer but didn’t want a full portion. The curry itself was pretty good. It wasn’t super spicy even though I asked for medium hot. I would definitely get it again, but probably won’t since there are so many dishes to try.
That brings me to my favorite part of any Thai meal
THAI ICED TEA!!!!!!!!
What a drink! I OD’d on this beverage while in Thailand. I love the unique taste and the pure deliciousness of this dessert-like drink. I don’t know if it’s really the perfect accompaniment to a nice, spicy meal, but it sure does taste good! The Thai Cuisine’s tea ($2.75) is excellent and is presented so nicely in a tall glass topped with a purple orchid.
I’m really happy with the quality of this restaurant, which makes it hard to try the other Thai places in town. (One of which is actually right next to Thai Cuisine! Weird!) So far they haven’t let me down!
1208 North Kings Highway
Myrtle Beach, SC