If not for Groupon, I may have never tried this little Thai restaurant, hidden away in a strip mall off a busy road near my house. Thai Cuisine isn't the most evocative name, after all. But now that I've been, I will definitely be back.
I started out with a Thai iced tea. I haven't had one of these in ages. Sweetened condensed milk is drizzled into the iced tea. It's more like a dessert than a beverage.
The coolest thing about Thai Cuisine is their self-serve salad, appetizer and dessert bar. Unlimited veggie spring rolls and egg rolls, included as part of my $7.95 lunch? Yes, please. The peanut sauce was awesome, by the way.
I had the King's Curry, stir-fried tofu with green beans and red bell pepper, served with rice. Great flavors, and tasted even better when I reheated the leftovers that evening.
I had to sample this intriguing pudding from the dessert bar. Purple rice, swirled in sweetened coconut milk. When I stirred it, the whole thing turned purple. Thick, goopy, and very rich, I could only eat a couple of bites (blame the Thai iced tea!) but the kids happily finished off off their bowls.
And now, because I feel like it's never a true Busy Veggie Mama post without a picture of my kids being goofballs, here is our new puppy, Olivia.