You know a place is good when …. Before Bangkok City Thai food found its new location at 75 and Park Blvd. in Plano the location had changed hands multiple times. In fact, I used to joke about this location as the Gorilla location. Every time the inflatable gorilla appeared on the building then you knew the restaurant would soon go out of business. It changed hands every year for 4 years (Italian,Pizza, Brazil etc.). And then Bangkok City landed at the location 4 years ago and it is doing quite well thank you. It even ran the Toni Roma’s next door out of businessJ. Even though the location is challenging to get to it is well worth the extra effort. You can read what guidelive has to say about it. So, today Kishore, Richard, Sarvesh and I went to eat at Bangkok City and it is my kind of place.
Sarvesh, Richard and I had been before and keep on returning to enjoy the great tasting Thai cuisine. Kishore, who is a realtor and a strict vegetarian, had never been. He liked the food, although he thought the Tom Kha soup was a little to sweet. However, he was very appreciative that everything is made with a vegetable broth which opened up the menu for him.
I had the Flat Noodle with Chicken, Kishore had the Red Curry with veggies, Richard had the Basil fried rice and Sarvesh had the Basil Chicken. We thoroughly enjoyed quickly cleaning all four plates. They have a 1 to 4 spicy rating and everyone but Sarvesh tried the 3 (Adventurous) rating. It is just the right amount of spice for me, great kick, but did not overpower the other flavors. Sarvesh, jump in as to your theory on choosing the 3 spicy rating instead.
The first is fried ice cream and the second is coconut rice with a ring of mangos. The coconut rice with mangos is awesome. Nice flavor, great contrast of textures and one of the best desserts I have ever had.
The story is a great one. Lisa came to the US to attend University in 1985 and graduated in 1989 with a Masters in Business Administration. Their first location was downtown, then they moved to Greenville Ave. north of Mockingbird and for the last four years they have been at Park & Central. The entire family is involved at the restaurant. Her mother and one sister are the chefs. The other sister helps as the hostess. And not to be outdone by the women, her brother also participates as a waiter. Despite this being the third location for the restaurant, many of their clients have faithfully followed them. Given this full family affair story I will give it a 4 page story rating.
Sorry about the dark picture. It also has a fantastic room to host parties or other events. This will negatively affect the hole in the wall rating. I’ll only give it 2 holes.
The warm reception, colors, story and food make Bangkok City my kind of place.