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Jfood has an Inconsistent Night at Thanh Do - (MSP)


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Jfood has an Inconsistent Night at Thanh Do - (MSP)

jfood | | Oct 13, 2009 02:14 PM

Jfood third visit to this place on S. Utah in St. Louis Park had some mixed results. Another night of work in the hotel and this is a nice take-away place.

He ordered the Fried Pork Dumplings, the Shrimp Bangkok Noodles and the Chicken Cranberry Curry.

The dumplings were some of the best jfood has eaten here. They deep fry them so the are crispy 360 degrees which is a switch from those back east. The sauce also and a nice pungency to the dish.

The Shrimp Bangkok Noodles were green curry, tomatoes, mushrooms, scallions and egg noodles. Jfood has never ordered this dish so he did not know what to expect. It was delicious. The curry had a medium kick, the shrimp were cooked nicely and the tomatoes added a nice sweet balance to the dish. The two drawbacks were the number of shrimp, only 4-5 and the mushrooms were not anything special. Definitely on the list for a repeat performance.

The Chicken Cranberry Curry was one of jfood's favorites on previous trips, but this time it was really not to his liking. There was no flavor at all. Jfood thought it may have been too delicate after the curry so he took a big swig of water. No dice, it was definitely missing something. Too bad as jfood really liked this dish on other visits.

So this is still on the "A" list for take-away for the hotel for Jfood. As he sat and waited for his containers, the eyes in the room gave jfood the impression that the kitchen got slammed. Dishes were comingout at a brisk pace, but the number of dishes on the tables was minimal. Looked like everyone arrived and ordered at the same time.

On a different topic - Can anyone recommend some American-style Chinese in the Bloomington area. Every now and then some good Gen Tsao and dumplings is all jfood is looking for.


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