Sunday, July 29, 2007

thai mekong

a couple of weekends back, La Reagan, a good friend of mine came to town (well, actually to graham wa) for the opening of her friend's thai restaurant. (see picture below). so i went down to the foot of mt. rainier to eat food. and that's all i did. eat. La ordered all but four items off the menu, and we had to put six tables together to fit all the dishes in front of us. (la said we had to get a lot of dishes cause that is how asians do it. white people just order one dish per person and call it good. and i kinda got embarrassed, cause it's true.) the food was so good. my favorite: the angel wings. i aint never ate at a thai restaurant this good before.

that's my car parked out front.
if you are going to mt. rainier, you'll have to pass the restaurant anyway, so you might as well stop and eat. so pass puyallup (on the 161) and you gotta go thru about 326 traffic lights; and when you get to graham its right there on the north side of the 161.

in the kitchen. behind the scenes. from now on when yall go to a restaurant, yall gotta be nice. i didn't realize how much is happening back there in the back. so quit the yelling and complaining and the small tips. if you want your food that fast, then go to jack in the box or stay at home and see how fast you can make pad thai and curry chicken.

this is la and vicki (the owner) making some food that tastes better than your mom's cooking. (tammakhoung). in fact, la's tammakhoung tastes so good the khok broke. so she is improvising with a metal bowl.

the whole group.


plainoldsarah said...

sounds delicious. i love thai food. i want thai food now!

ewesa said...

yeah, no kidding! I was going to suggest a final trip to original pancake house at the end of august, but now a final trip to mt. rainier sounds equally good! ack.

jrm said...

a final trip??? (i am not the one leaving!) hehehe!

hope you are having fun with the friends in town sarah!

plainoldsarah said...

i am! oh, i mean, she is! good times! i'm bummed there are any final trips - i still want to visit seattle - i love that place!

Ginger said...

I sort of introduce that style of eating to my Chinese friends in NYC also, when I was younger I called it family style eating, and when I met her again last year during my visit, she asked, we’re ordering the family style meal right? I had to think about it for a minute then I realized that it was something that I came up with, but that’s how we eat, sharing the foods, the good part about it is that everyone is eating the same foods/dishes that you’re eating. :)

EMER50N said...

you look happy in that picture is it cuz you just ate at that place???

jrm said...

yes, that is why i am happy in that picture.... i love food. (and ginger, i love food more when eating family style). heheh