I ate at a restaurant this guy raved about in a previous article...Bangkok Chef...absolutely the worst Thai food I have ever had...maybe one star out of five...so caveat emptor.
Caveat emptor for sure par4. That's the beauty of our varying taste buds here in Hawaii. Mahalo for your feedback. Just out of curiosity, where would you recommend for "fast food" type Thai food?
Par 4= I'm not an expert on Thai Food but my Thai friend is for obvious reasons and loves Bangkok Chef.
She feels that Bangkok Chef is very authentic and your reference to Phuket Thai just shows your Americanized tastes.
I agree with you Russkar, but Par4 has a right to his own opinion I guess. Personally, I like both Bangkok Chef AND Phucket Thai, but what do I know? LOL!
This conversation has gone far off of the subject of poke, but that's cool. Here's the URL of the article we're talking about for those who were wondering (just copy and paste it):
I guess you never tried the poke and rice from Kahuku Superette located across Kahuku HIgh School
Nope, not yet, but good suggestion! Mahaloz lolanda!
Thai "fast food" is almost guaranteed to be of poor quality. For inexpensive, good Thai food, try Blue Ocean Thai Restaurant on Keawe... buffet on Wed. and Sun. For very good Thai food try Siam Garden Cafe on Nimitz near Costco. A rule of thumb... if there are no Thai people eating in the restaurant, it probably is not very good. Of course, the same is true for almost any ethnic cuisine, e.g., the absence of Chinese diners at a Chinese restaurant is not a good sign. By the way, no Thai people were observed eating at Bankok Chef.
"Thai "fast food" is almost guaranteed to be of poor quality."
- Probably why you didn't enjoy Bangkok Chef no? Either way, thanks for tips par4. Gonna go check those out...
If you have time, I'm curious to know what you think of Phuket Thai...
No, I went with an open mind and ordered 4 dishes. All were terrible. The two curries were glutinous and starchy, the tom yum goong soup was tasteless and the pad thai was lifeless and tasted like it had been sitting all day. I like Phuket Thai in the McCully shopping plaza...the dishes are light and bright and they use real herbs and spices. I think you will like the places I recommended, especially Siam Garden Cafe. Bon appetit!
Sorry to hear about your experiences at Bangkok Chef par4. That's unfortunate. It's usually pretty good when I go. I also like Phuket Thai, as you mentioned. Will try the others you suggested. Mahaloz for the tips!
When you're on Kauai , you got to check out Ishihara Market in Waimea. Man, their ahi poke is slammin. Then there are all the differrent varieties of othe rtype of poke. Check it out man.
Cool, thanks for the tip 1200high! I looove Kauai! Will be sure to check out Ishihara Market next time!
Hey Tough Ed! You need to try the Limu Poke at 21 Mart on School Street. They prepare it for you when you order it. I didn't expect it to be so good but it rates up there with my ATF Alicia's on Mokauea Street. You can't write about Poke without checking out Alicia's.
LOL! Thanks for the cool nickname "Alman"! And yes, I will definitely be making it out to Alicia's. 21 Mart sounds interesting as well. Perhaps I should call you when I go for some expertise? ;)
Ed, you are making me seriously hungry! Also, I would prefer to not include poke made from gassed fish. It is techincally safe if kept frozen, but we all know it doesn't taste or feel the same. It's like comparing Coke to Diet Coke...it's kind of the same but not the same. Keep 'em coming. I can't wait for the continuation of this article string.
"Gassed" Ume? Hehe, yeah, I personally don't like frozen poke either, but that was the only neighbor island poke I had in my record books. I think they do sell fresh too though, but not when I was there... :(
ho bruddah..another must try is Ruger Market (by KCC Diamondhead).
LOL! Love the nickname pokemonster! Yup yup, Ruger is on my list of To-Dos! Mahaloz for da feedback!
Ruger Market and 21 Mart for sure.
How come you get to rate em? You should have me go. i do em for free. So long as can sample!
LOL! We go! Just geev me one call next time boogah. I'll include you in the next one! :)