Thursday, April 09, 2009

Thai Tara

Always with the Thai food right? Okay, I had to try Thai Tara because it's within walking distance of my job and I treat myself to a lunch out 1 or 2 times a week. I've been to Koriente so many times that they recognize me so, I've decided to continue my restaurant exploration.

A carrot heart on top of my rice? Reason number 1 I will go back to this place. Yes, I have an affinity for food presentation and hearts (see previous post).

Reason number 2 I will be back: I heard the servers greet each other in Thai. I only remember how to say a few words and phrases in Thai and when I hear someone else speak them practically squeal with glee (not an exaggeration ask Cara, she was there).

Yellow curry with fried tofu. The fried tofu was phenomenal. It's most likely the fattiest thing I could have ordered but worth every calorie-filled bite. My one complaint, the potatoes were not cooked as well as they should have been. They should fall apart in your mouth and they didn't. It made me slightly sad but I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and think it was just that one time.

Cara had the Pad Thai . Her comments about Pad Thai here in Austin have been that she's found them to be dry and not as saucy as she prefers it to be. Thai Tara's version was not dry at all, very saucy. It may have been her favorite Pad Thai since moving to TX.

I noticed that Thai Tara's prices are ever so slightly higher than I'm used to seeing. It's not expensive by any means but all the dishes are $2-$3 more than I usually pay for Thai. It's a good thing they have lunch specials! I'll be going back for those soon & sharing my find with friends from work.


Lindsay said...

I've been meaning to try this place! Next time I have some time around lunch I'll be sure to check it out- the pad thai looks scrumptious :)

veggievixen said...

that sounds fantastic. there is a restaurant in DC called Tara Thai. either way, thai food is awesome!

Jodi said...

LOVE this place. Glad to hear you had a good experience!