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Montien is Thai, with twists


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Montien is Thai, with twists

Spike! | May 5, 2006 11:12 AM

Finally got a chance to hit it before a show last night.
Amusingly, the Phantom Gourmet crew was filming the theatre show crowd between 6-7.

Sushi in a Thai place seemed odd enough that we didn't try it, but some of the plates that went to other tables looked good.

Had the special appetizer...curry puffs, which tasted more Indian than Thai. It came w/ the same sweet, slightly spicy dipping sauce as thai spring rolls. The dough was a bit too thick though...I was expecting phylo dough or something lighter. Inside was a mix of curry/potatoes/chicken (though not as much chicken as I expected).

For entrees, we had the Fisherman Hot Dream and Ocean Cry. The Fisherman Hot Dream's menu description said it was tempura style, but the batter was quite thick and the fish part of it was so overcooked, it was a chewing experience :-P The shrimp, squid, and mussels survived the frying process the best. The sauce was good...a sweet chili sauce w/ fresh thai basil. And oddly, it came on top of a salad which wilted from the heat by the time I got to it. Ocean Cry was bland in comparison, so I can't say much about it. The dishes we tried were interesting...definitely not something you find at a typical Thai place, but they also had the typical Thai dishes on their menu.

Staff knew it was the theatre crowd (brought out the appetizer and entree at the same time at 6:40) and was reasonably quick given how packed it was.

They have a web site as well, though it doesn't look terribly polished:

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