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[PDX] Thai Village in Wilsonville..

extramsg | Jan 29, 200610:23 PM

I was meeting my friend from Eugene (well, Drain) at Fry's so he could get cheap flash memory and I could get some Palm accessories. We planned to drive up to Portland to eat Thai food, his favorite, but when he saw there was a Thai place in Wilsonville he decided that would be easier. Easier, yes, but not better.

We shared some "BBQ Pork Spare Ribs" ($9) as an appetizer. Braised and slathered in a too sweet sweet and sour sauce, they were mediocre at best.

He got the green curry with chicken and I got the panang with beef, each $8.50. He got his extra hot, I got mine hot. Both were made hotter with dried chile flakes. Both flavors of curries were too muted, the curries themselves rather soupy, and they didn't have a fresh flavor at all. I doubt they were refreshed much if at all. Just commercial curry paste mixed in coconut milk. Not bad, but blah.

The worst item was the coconut ice cream ($3.50). Very icy and had a chemically aftertaste, like slightly rancid vegetable oil. Total blech. One taste and I was done, wishing I could get some more water.

Unfortunately, service was very poor. I got my glass filled maybe once and we waited FOREVER for our check. They delivered the wrong dishes to us at first. Then later while we were eating, they tried to deliver someone else's food to us. With the slow service, we could have taken the 15 minutes and gone up to somewhere decent in Portland and had Thai food.

Given some of the names of stuff on the menu, I think they might be related to Thai Beer in Salem. But this place seemed worse, though Thai Beer is nothing special.

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