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I-Thai in Tysons Corner

Worldwide Diner | Jun 2, 2014 07:25 AM

This restaurant opened some time ago down the street from Walmart. They do a lunch buffet that actually has a good selection.

Recently I received a menu with a 30% off coupon for cash. So I went to try some of their "traditional" dishes, such as:

Kaprow Moo Krob - Crispy pork stir fried with chili garlic basil sauce, and topped with crispy basil leaves $16.95

Country Noodle soup - Choice of noodle (ask server), cattle entrails, meat balls served with Chinese broccoli, bean sprout, spring onion in spicy and pungent broth $13.95

My first impression is that they're expensive, even at 30% off. For example, the country noodle soup is basically a floating market noodle soup, which usually costs less than $10. Now as to quality, it's pretty decent. The pork was nice and crispy, but neither dish had any heat. I had to dump a bunch of pepper flakes and diced chili into my soup. And there were no Chinese broccoli nor offal in my noodle soup - just some braised beef and meatballs (that were pretty tasty).

Lastly, on a Sunday evening, the kitchen was in the weeds. The restaurant was crowded (but not packed) and there were some take-out orders. Wait time for food was probably 30+ minutes. Many diners sat nursing their drinks.

If I get another 30% off coupon, I might go back.

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