By GERALDINE WIJESUNDERA
For a night out with the family, friends or a night out with someone special, Thai Table in RVC is the ideal place for some time out. Indulge and treat yourself to a taste of Thai culture and take your tastebuds on a journey through the land of coconut enticed currys, flavorful and juicy seafood dishes and dishes garbed in savory, mouthwatering sauces chock full of different flavors and spices. The menu includes a wide variety of dishes that nicely feature the Thai cuisine and all of its glory. The extensive menu covers all the traditional Thai dishes and lots more. In total there are about 50 plus to choose from. Even though there is a 1, 2, or 3, red pepper symbol by some of the items, the chefs will adjust these dishes to taste. The ambiance of the restaurant is casual but the decor is a step above that.
Thai cuisine places emphasis on lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components and a spicy edge. It is known for its highly complex interplay of at least three and up to four or five fundamental taste senses in each dish or the overall meal; sour, sweet, salty, bitter, and spicy. Thai table does a great job at incorporating all of these elements to their dishes to truly give an authentic taste to their food. The seafood is always fresh and the presentation of the dish is tempting to the eyes. Select dishes include spicy papaya salad with crispy salmon, Chiang Mai curry noodles, pineapple fried rice and shrimp pineapple curry.
For drinks, a favorite among the customers is bubble tea or boboa tea. It is a popular fruit smoothie drink mixed in with tea and chewy tapioca balls, which is sipped through big straws that allow you to enjoy both the tapioca balls and tea. Thai table serves strawberry, rasberry, passion fruit and many other flavors of the fun drink as well.
Among the array of desserts Thai Table serves a close favorite to the hearts of customers seems to be fried ice cream.Yes, we know.. fried ice cream? How? Well it is possible. Fried ice cream is a dessert made from a breaded scoop of ice cream that is quickly deep fried creating a warm, crispy delicious shell around a still cold scoop of ice cream. Thai Table sometimes serves it with whipped cream on top with drizzles of chocolate syrup and or raspberry sauce if you prefer that as well. You will never leave the restaurant not feeling satisfied with the experience. Ready to give your mouth a taste of something different once in awhile? Consider Thai Table, you won’t regret it.