The bottom line: One of the places I keep on my Thai food short list for the QC
I have been going to Thai House for several years now. I have been there for both lunch and dinner. It has become one of my favorite places to go for lunch if I am in the area and craving thai food. I have also introduced co-workers, family, and friends to this restaurant. Why do I like it? Because it is simple wholesome Thai food in what I can only deem to be as authentic of an environment as it is going to get in Charlotte, NC. I love this restaurant for lunch because they always serve a light broth as a starter before serving you lunch. It is super healthy and it’s a good way to keep my stomach busy while I wait for my food. And they are usually so quick anyway.
This time around I was visiting for lunch with my mother on a Sunday afternoon. We came in, were seated and looked over the menu. While we were placing our order our broth arrived. It was made with scallions, cabbage, celery, and carrots all finely chopped. I could tell that the broth may have been either garlic based or it was used in the making of it. I have noticed over time that sometimes the broth varies but usually it is some sort of vegetable broth. Always relatively light. For starters we ordered the fresh rolls with tofu . If you regularly follow this blog than you have probably seen fresh rolls featured in just about every Thai or Vietnamese food review. I love the fresh rolls at thai house because they are huge and very flavorful. They are always served with a slightly sweet sauce.
For our main dish I ordered the Namprigpaow with beef and my mother ordered it with chicken. This dish is a stir fry served with a meat of your choice, a sauce (for which the dish is named), broccoli, snow peas, carrots, cabbage, bell peppers, and basil leaves. The sauce was slightly sweet and not spicy and the vegetables were crunchy. The beef was very tender and I only wish there had been more on my plate! I ordered brown rice instead of white. It tasted as expected. Also a spring roll is included with the lunch menu. It was perfectly crispy and had an after taste that I couldn’t quite identify but it reminded me of cinnamon.
I don’t think I have to say it but you know that I will be back. Thai House serves filling meals, that are simple and just always seem to hit the thai food craving spot. I do have another favorite Thai restaurant in the QC that I have also frequented for several years. I will even dare call it my favorite. Alas, that reveal will have to wait for another post.