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Baku Thai--really just ok food. Weird service

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Baku Thai--really just ok food. Weird service

veebee | Jan 2, 2006 03:48 PM

Stopped at Baku last night on our way home after being out-of-town. The visit put us out-of-sorts.

When I asked the waiter what the triple crispy salad was, she didn't know..and didn't offer to check. I asked a bunch of prompting questions trying to figure out if it was fried things or crisp vegetable things.
It went like this:
Q: Chicken?
A: yes, chicken.
Q: What else?
A: Some other things.
Q: Vegetables too?
A: Yes, vegetables.
Q: Cabbage?
A: No, no cabbage.

I had to order it.

For future reference, it is a trio of fried calamari, shrimp and chicken strips with a spicy sweet dipping sauce and a little pile of carrot threads, cabbage (yes cabbage!), and salad greens in a creamy dressing.

The fried things were expertly done and delightful, but I didn't want a plate of fried things. I wanted a salad.

Also had the Panang curry with tofu. The billed Chinese broccoli was just regular broccoli. It was just ok. The tofu had an "off" flavor, but I didn't get sick.

Dining partner had the coconut milk soup with tofu. Again, just ok.

The atmosphere is nice. Too nice to be forced to watch reruns of Friends and Seinfeld while eating.

It was New Years Day. Dining partner commented that "nobody wanted to be there, not even the customers". We couldn't wait to leave, another table was crying and one other table showed up toward the end of our meal.

I won't go back as long as Thai House Express exists.

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