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Thai Square

Minger | Jan 8, 200809:39 PM

So so experience.

Shrimp green curry -- special of the day, and taro stew sweet dessert.

I wasn't very hungry so I ordered light and the basics just to test the kitchen.

The green curry wasn't impressive at all. It was much better IIRC at Nava Thai in Wheaton. I could approximate the flavor 85% with curry milk and the frozen Thai curry paste in my freezer - why pay $12 for something marginally better? The taro dessert, I can scoop a cup at Bamboo Buffet.

I'm just pissy with what seems to be par for the course NoVA Thai food. I want to be wowed with Bangkok or Singapore hawker stall flavor and all I can find (not that I look very hard) is bland baby food Americanized flavor. Ok, that's not realistic. I could try Ruan Thai, and return to Nava, but I wish they were less of a trek.

I think I'm afflicted with curse of watching Anthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmern. The cheap and delicious food they eat in Asia devalues my own real life eating experience here. Sometimes ignorance is bliss. (Gordon Ramsay bears responsibility too.)

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