I only eat out about 1-2X weekly. So once the weekend passes, and another delicious home cooked meal transverses my pyloric sphincter into my murky duodenum I of course start to plan next weekends forays into the unknown.
Next up? Spoon Thai
I should say that I have been to spoon thai before. At that time I thought the secret menu was the little laminated sheet af 12 or so dishes that they surrendered with little resistance. I found the food competent though uninspired.
After reading the tomes of posts on the magic of spoon's secret menu, I now know that I was naive, misguided, blind. I want another shot at the secret menu. I could STILL be a contender.
So.... the delicate job of planning the dinner.
1. Probably no more than 5 dishes (even this will assure 2 meals worth of leftovers for my little family.)
2. Two kid friendly dishes. Haruki'll eat anything not spicy, but really loves meats, fried dumplings, and sweet dishes like pad thai.
3. I've just gotta try the isaan sausage, and the pork neck laab.
4. Nobu, my wife loves, above all else noodle soups.
5. Diversity is a must. A green veg is a must. Rich curries are a big plus.
I feel like I'm asking the board to make 1 plus 1 plus 1 equal 8, but, hey, I need guidance.
I challenge you, Oh Chowhounds, oh noble tasters, to dig deep, to summon the wisdom of your gastic juices, your pancreatic secretions, your wiley taste buds. I beseech you, for crying out loud, What should I order?