Slowly making our way through this shopping center, we decided to give Thai Basil Express a try for some Sunday take-out. They advertise that they have a fairly sucessful branch in Berkeley.
Mango curry fried rice with Shrimp- Shrimp were not over cooked which is always good. Good flavor and seasoning. Many chunks of fresh mango. Lots of cashews and some raisins. Good dish.
Chile basil chicken- Big let down. The sauce was very thin and runny and did not do a good job seasoning the chicken or the rice. They use chicken breast, but really dried it out. This dish would probably be better with the more forgiving dark meat.
Paneng Curry- Good sauce, tasted great over rice, but again the chicken breast was really overcooked. To the point where we just ate the sauce and left the meat.
BBQ Pork- Very moist and flavorful pork. Perfectly cooked.
We went a little overboard with 4 dishes for the two of us, but the prices were very reasonable... about $30 total. Every dish is served with steamed white rice. While not in a hurry to go back, we may give it another try. For now, I prefer Little Home next to Trader Joes.