Dominant and distinct flavors of spicy green and red chilies, basil, galangal, fish sauce, kaffir, lemongrass, lime and coconut milk define what Thai cuisine means to me. What a mind-boggling experience for the taste buds!
Until my family moved to Connecticut from New Jersey a few years ago, our only Thai food destination was a restaurant in midtown Manhattan named Jai-Ya. Our entire clan has frequented that place for decades. We used to take our every out-of-town-guest there. Because we knew that our guests were sure to talk about the food for years to come.
After moving to Fairfield County, Connecticut we were worried that we may not be able to go to Jai-Ya as often as we liked. Our guardian angels must be close by to hear our concern…and one day we just “happened” to notice that a new restaurant has popped up on Main Ave in Norwalk……Thai Spice.
We were skeptical at first and yet hopeful. Happily, our hopes were not shattered when we tried it for the first time. It was exactly what I had hoped the food would be like and much more. The restaurant has maintained its quality and caliber ever since. It our favorite place to order in or to visit with guests.
Last week we had our house filled with dear family members from near and far. Everyone in the group loves spicy and flavorful food. So, naturally, we decided to go out to Thai Spice in Norwalk for dinner. Excellent choice, if I may say so myself! :-)
With a big group like ours, everyone got to sample lots and lots of the dishes on the menu. And everyone commented on how each dish was so distinct in flavor. Each deserving of being THE star of the show.
For appetizers we ordered Lime Chili Shrimp, Pan-Fried Dumplings, Chicken and Beef Satay. These dishes got us all excited and feeling hungry for more. The main course was a sampling of Sambal Chicken, Chicken Rendang, Thai Yellow Curry and my absolute favorite at Thai Spice….Drunken Noodles. Yum!!!
Have you ever tried the Drunken Noodles? I have tried them at many Thai restaurants over the years, and Thai Spice does it the best. You have got to be sure to order the spicy version – otherwise it’s pointless. And to calm the “flaming” mouth after a bite of these noodles, I find that their Thai Ice Tea is the best accompaniment.
If you visit Thai Spice and try their Drunken Noodles, do tell me what you think.