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Pictures from Thai Meetup @Thai Delight

We really had a great time with good food and friends from South Florida Thai Meetup group.

We started the meal with complimentary appetizer platter: Spring roll and curry puff served with sweet chili sauce and vinaigrette cucumber sauce

Thai appetizer platter

I enjoyed eating this Kantoke dinner set with my fingers. It included Namprik Ong with steamed veggies, Thai style fried chicken and sticky rice^^ Nam prik Ong is made with tomato sauce, chili, and ground pork and of course, Thai chilies.

Kantoke style set w/Namprik Ong

The chicken basil here is one of my favorites on the menu. We love to order this dish when we come here. Don’t forget to order it with sunny side up egg. It’s the BEST!

Delicious ground chicken basil w/egg

I never tried the Seafood Delight dish, but it looks delicious filled with seafood and veggies. Looks very tempting indeed; I just might try it next time I go there.

Seafood Delight ^^

Holidays Thai style with special menus

Let’s celebrate the holidays Thai style, with special menus, from Thai Delight restaurant!

Menu: Green Curry, Spicy Seafood Fried Rice, Chicken Basil and Nam Prik Ong

Thai food Selection Special Menus:

  • Kantok style dinner: น้ำพริกอ่อง ไก่ทอด ข้าวเหนียวNamprik Ong w/veggies, Fried chicken and sticky rice $14.95 (must pre-order)
    • Namprik Ong น้ำพริกอ่อง is minced pork w/ Chiang Mai tomatoes dipping sauce with some veggies
    • Fried Chicken ไก่ทอด is marinated with thai spices
  • Chicken basil with egg – $12.95 ผัดกระเพราะไก่สับ ไข่ดาว
    • Authentic Thai style with ground chicken and sunny side up egg
  • Spicy Seafood fried rice – $19.95 (house specialty) ผัดโป๊ะแตก
    • Spicy fried rice in basil sauce with variety of seafood…so yummy ♥
  • Thai Green Curry Shrimp w/ Thai eggplants – $16.95 แกงเขียวหวานกุ้ง
    • The real Thai green curry with Thai eggplants served with fresh Thai basil leaves
  • Complimentary surprise from Thai Delight…

Kantoke style dinner is the traditional dinner in Northern Thailand. Usually eaten sitting around a small round table, it typically includes sticky rice, fried chicken, some easy veggies. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to try Namprik Ong, which is rarely seen outside of Northern Thailand.

RSVP at Meetup.com  or Facebook Event Page

 

Thailand Flood Relief Benefit

Come join us Saturday, Nov. 19th at Galanga restaurant in Wilton Manors, FL for a relief event to benefit victims of flooding. Proceeds will be donated to the Thai Red Cross.

Dinner and show, along with a raffle of great prizes will start at 6:30. More details on our Thai Relief page: http://thaicooks.com/thailand-flood-relief-benefit/

Thanks for your support!

Thai Meetup @Hamachi, Coral Springs

We just had a Thai Meetup at Hamachi, a newly opened Thai-Sushi restaurant in Coral Springs. I am very impressed with their Thai food especially Lad Nar noodles (ก๋วยเตี๋ยวราดหน้า) and Drunken noodles (ผัดขี้เมา), both made with fresh noodles. The Lad Nar had the taste just like I used to eat in Thailand. Kudos to Tony who hosted this event last week.

Hamachi gets the Thai Cooks seal of approval for good taste! Here are some pictures from that Thai Meetup.

We suggest Singha beer with Thai spicy food^^

We suggest Singha beer with Thai spicy food^^



Drunken noodles ผัดขี้เมา (pad-kee-mao)



Thai Spicy Seafood Salad

Thai Spicy Seafood Salad ยำทะเล



Panang Curry

Panang Curry พะแนงไก่



Pad Thai Noodles

Pad Thai Noodles ผัดไทย



Tweeting after delicious meal

Tweeting after delicious meal



Thai food lovers

Thai food lovers

Lunch Meetup at Thai Delight, Deerfield Beach

We recently had a special lunch meeting with our good friends Christine, from SouthFloridaFoodandWine.com, and Chef Tulio, executive chef at Andrews of Boca Raton. We ate at the Thai Delight restaurant located in the strip mall on the NW corner of Hillsboro and Military Trail.

Since I’ve lived in South Florida, I have been going to this restaurant from time to time. They have been in business for more than a decade. It’s a family-owned and operated restaurant, run by a well educated couple who were teachers in a famous private school in Bangkok.

I like eating curries there because they have a strong herb flavor and authentic taste. You can’t imagine the delicious meal the four of us enjoyed 🙂

Here’s the menu:

Satay –  grilled chicken served with fresh peanut and cucumber sauce.

Satay Chicken

Shrimp in Blanket – Deep fried shrimp spring rolls stuffed with chicken, cliantro and garlic served with plum sauce.

Shrimp in Blanket

Curry Puff – Ground chicken, onions and curry powder wrapped in spring roll wrappers

Curry Puff

Thai Steamed Dumpling – stuffed with shrimp, chicken, water chestnuts, shiitake mushroom, scallion, served with special sauce or sri racha sauce

Steamed dumpling, photo by Christine Najac

Green Curry Shrimp – Shrimp, bamboo shoots, bell pepper, fresh basil leaves in green curry served over rice.

Shrimp Green Curry

Green Curry Shrimp

Pad Kee Mao – Stir fried noodled with chicken, basil sauce and fresh basil leaves. Thai spicy dishes are perfect compatible with Thai Singha Beer!

 

Spicy Noodles (Pad Kee Mao), photo by Christine Najac

Fish Ginger – Steamed fish with fresh sliced ginger, celery, carrot

 

Fish with Ginger Sauce

We got a sweet treat from Thai Delight for dessert. It was that Thai standard – homemade mango with sticky rice. A really nice touch was that I could smell the fragrance of jasmine water in the sticky rice. It makes remind of sweet sticky rice I used to eat in Chonburi, my mom’s hometown 🙂

Mango with sweet sticky rice

Thai Meetup at Siam Cuisine

 

Yes – we returned to Siam Cuisine for another great dinner with friends. Siam Cuisine is the oldest Thai Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, and they like to keep their customers happy!

First they served us som tam, that classic Thai papaya salad. We got some spicy and some that was not spicy, for those who like it hot!som tamEveryone got a choice of entrees: panang curry, Siam chicken, pad thai with chicken and/or shrimp or vegetarian dish.

grouper_red_curry Delicious Grouper in red curry   Photo by Tom House

Chicken in basil sauce

Shrimp Panang Curry Shrimp Panang Curry    Photo by Tom House

Can’t wait to return to this place really soon, I remember their lobster pad thai is just to die for!Pad Thai with chicken and shrimp

 

Tom from DinnerReviews.com snack ting Thai raw chilies^^

 

Looking forwad to the next Thai Meetup.

 

Celebreate Beginning of Summer @Siam Cuisine, May 14th

Panang Curry featured at Thai Meetup at Siam Cuisine, Ft.Lauderdale

Let’s get together to enjoy some authentic Thai food at Siam Cuisine in Wilton Manors, the very first Thai restaurant in Broward County! Last year’s meetup here was one of our best, and this year will be even better!

Siam Cuisine is a must-try Thai restaurant if you live in South Florida. Come enjoy some Thai food and the company of Thai food lovers at this landmark restaurant on Saturday night, May 14th at 6pm.

 

Siam Chicken Chili Sauce at Siam Cuisine, Ft.Lauderdale

Your dinner will featuring a choice of entrees and will include salad, dessert, soft drink, tax and gratuity. It’s a great deal at a great price!

See more details here>>

Looking forward to seeing you all.

– Patti

Thai Meetup on April 15 @Nakama, Deerfield Beach

Thai Meetup, April 15th @Nakama

Thai Meetup, April 15th @Nakama

Join us for small gathering “The love of Thai food” at Nakama in Deerfield Beach. This is your opportunity to eat authentic homemade Thai cuisine. Patti says, “This place has some of the best authentic Thai food in South Florida”

Here’s what on the menu:

Appetizer:

  • Pad Kana Moo Krob (Thai stir-fried chinese broccoli with crispy pork)
  • Nam Kraduk Moo (North eastern style pork dish)

Entrees:

  • Pad Thai Noodles – the delicious Thai noodle classic topped with crushed peanuts.
  • Pla Rad Prik  – gourmet fried fish entree with delicious basil sauce. Crispy fried basil leaves are the perfect complement in this classic Thai treat
  • Nakama’s Panang Curry

Drinks : Soda or refillable iced tea.

All attendees are required to purchase tickets to participate in the event.  Tickets cost $20 plus tax and include everything including gratuity. Tickets available until 12 seats are sold.

SIGH UP HERE>>

Be sure to mention the name of attendees so we can print in a beautiful name label.

Patti, Organizer

Thai Dining: Thai-style combo grill & hotpot

I enjoyed Sunday dinner w/my family at local restaurant in Ramkamhaeng neighborhood. This is Thai-style barbeque different from Korean and Japanese barbeque (yakiniku). It’s combination 2-in-1 grill & hot pot . You can choose whatever you like to cook and eat with custom dipping sauce. You can make your own sauce by adding minced garlic, chili and lime juice in dipping sauce. I like spicy so I added more chili ^-^ It’s good place to entertain and have great meal especially with family and friends.

BBQ plaza

mixed family size meat assortment

Tokyo Blue in Fort Lauderdale, FL

We heard there was a hot new place to eat in Fort Lauderdale called Tokyo Blue, and this week we got a chance to try it out. Their menu contains a large variety of Thai dishes including soups, entrees, and desserts. We tried a bunch!

Executive Chef Mai runs the kitchen here, and oversees everything in the back of the house. Chef Mai hails from Thailand, but he spent the last several years sharpening his culinary skills working at Nobu. Now he is running the Asian kitchen in this terrific oceanside restaurant.

Pad Thai Shrimp at Tokyo Blue

Pad Thai Shrimp

Of course we tried the Pad Thaihere, it has a good taste. The flavor of the sauce perfectly matches the American palette.

Our Tom Ka Kaisoup was fiercely authentic in composition, yet this Thai classic is served with enoki mushrooms, a Japanese variety, as a garnish. We’ve not seen a restaurant outside Thailand serve Tom Ka Kai with lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves and galangal as the dish warrants.

Tom Kha Kai at Tokyo Blue

Tom Kha Kai

I thought it was just a bit too thick, and personally I liked to prepare it a bit more sour, but it had a wonderful depth of flavors. Few patrons will appreciate the mastery Chef Mai exhibits by preparing this dish with a purely classical approach. But take it from me, he pulls it off brilliantly!

Their Bali Lobsteris also an interesting dish. It’s basically Poo Pad Pong Garee, a Thai yellow curried crab dish, but done up with lobster and squid and other seafood and served in a lobster shell. It’s a crowd pleaser, and the quantity of food piled into that shell meant there was plenty to go around. The perfect one-word summary for this dish is simply “wow.”

Bali Lobster

Bali Lobster

We enjoyed Whole Fried Snapper with a ginger sauce. There was not enough sauce on ours, but the fish was cooked to perfection and was topped with shredded scallion and thin sliced red onion. It is also available in a Thai basil sauce that is probably the way to go here. We’ll let you know about the basil sauce next time!

The most impressive item is Green Curry. He makes a huge effort to get it right, even using Thai eggplants and bamboo shoots. Few dishes here make no attempt to add a twist or two to classic recipes but this dish is unsullied by western influence.

Green Curry w/Thai eggplants

Green Curry w/Thai eggplants

Thai people take this cuisine seriously, and Chef Mai apparently respects that time honored food too much to improvise. It is served in a coconut highlighting that rich favor profile. That even makes the food seems more authentic and fun. Chef Mai told me that he gets most of these Thai ingredients from New York.

Their Sweet Sticky Rice and Mango is an authentic classic, found everywhere in Thailand. They use the real Thai mango varieties too; pictures we’ve seen show this dessert served with Okrung mangoes, but when we tried this, it came with Nam doc mai, a heavenly mango that’s more tangy.

Tokyo Blue doesn’t sound like a Thai restaurant from the name, but the food says otherwise. Overall Tokyo Blue has to get a standing ovation for it’s great food. Chef Mai has the kitchen putting out some of the most delectable Thai cuisine this side of Bangkok. Aroi Maak Maak!

 


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