There’s no good excuse for why we’ve taken such a long leave of absence. I could explain to you how we’ve been busy buying me a new car,
going to New York,
moving in together,
And of course,
But instead I’m going to tell you that the cats took over, and they suck at typing.
As a kid who grew up in a city (not that St. Paul is that much of a city), I tend to not place much faith in the abilities of suburban strip mall restaurants to produce quality food. I’ve always operated under the assumption that suburbs were exclusively filled with crappy chain restaurants.
While I still maintain that this is the case over 75% of the time, I’ve recently become convinced that there are some really fantastic restaurants to be found in the ‘burbs. This is an assumption I am more than happy to have changed, because in order to change it for the better it means that I must be eating some delicious stuff.
In this particular case, that delicious stuff came from Thai Kitchen in Maryland Height, MO. This is, hands down, my favorite Thai restaurant in the St. Louis area. Here’s why:
1. Most important thing first – they have delicious food.
Every single thing we’ve tried from this place has been great. Sure, it’s not breaking any new ground when it comes to Thai cuisine, but it does the basics right.
The Pad Thai was flavorful, no dry tough noodles to be found (my Pad Thai pet peeve). However if you want something REALLY good, try the Spicy Jun Noodle, which the menu bills as a “Country style spicy Pad Thai.” It’s like Pad Thai, only more robust, flavorful, and awesome. It comes standard with imitation crab, but I asked the waiter to switch it out for shrimp and it was delicious.
Everything else we’ve tried there has been good too:
2. They have great service.
Every time we’ve dined in, the service has been great. Quick, polite, and friendly. Can’t ask for much more than that.
3. They’re fast like lightening.
More often than not, we get take out and haul it back to somewhere with a couch and a TV so we can dine in comfort. Almost without fail, your phone conversation to make your takeout order will end with them saying “ready in 10 minutes.” I’m suspicious it’s actually something like 5, because it’s always ready to go when you get there. This one time they actually said it would take 15 minutes, and when I got there to pick up the order they were packed to the gills with a wait list. So yeah, they’re fast.
4. THEY DELIVER!
Clearly this is the most exciting thing to me. My whole life I’ve only know the two pillars of delivery food: pizza and Chinese (yes, I already admitted that my hometown of St. Paul barely counts as a city). So when I discovered that if I was feeling even-lazier-than-getting-takeout lazy, they would deliver it to my door for me?? Well, let’s just say, it was a damn good day.
5/5 noms. Seriously. I cannot think of a single thing wrong with this place. It has delicious food, it delivers, the service is great when you eat in, takeout never takes more than 15 minutes… it’s just the perfect little Thai place in the suburbs.
Find them at…
2031 Dorsett Village
Maryland Heights, MO 63043