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Thailand Restaurant, Columbia, SC

SweetPea Sep 30, 2007 07:03 PM

Gotta give a nod to this place. I can't give exacts because they didn't have take home menus, don't have a fax machine and don't have e-mail. I'm so envious! Life could be so simple. So... to the food. The have these fresh spring rolls, not the fried ones. Comes in a pair and they are big, with fresh ingredients and wonderful with the 2 dipping sauces that are sort of a sweet and spicy combo. Peanut sauce on request. We also had Tom Kha(?) soup. I think that's it. Coconut, lemongrass and spices and choice of shrimp, chicken, tofu. Very nice. And the yellow curry with shrimp and tofu was very flavorful with a good combo of spices and peppers. Two times 'round recently. St. Andrews Rd. near the Pine Grove Rd. intersection. Ellen of SC, It's like Thai Dish.

  1. Animabandit Sep 30, 2007 07:58 PM

    I would like to politely disagree. I used to be enamored with Thailand, but then I made it a regular stop in my workweek lunch menu. I now believe it to be far inferior to Bangkok on Garners Ferry, and as far as Asian food in general goes, I wouldn't even consider it unless Sun Ming was closed due to some freak accident. Thailand is fine for dinner, I think, but they just don't have the staff for lunch. It all comes out tasting the same, in my opinion.

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    1. re: Animabandit
      SweetPea Oct 1, 2007 03:56 AM

      Aw shoot... Bangkok is soooooo far from me. But I have heard it was good and will give it a go for dinner. Lunch would be imposssible. And you are right about Thailand and the difference between lunch and dinner, except for those fresh spring rolls. I am a big fan of Sun Ming.

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      Ellen of SC Oct 1, 2007 07:06 PM

      SweetPea, thanks for the heads up. I had forgotten about this place, but you jogged my memory. If it's the place I think, I dined there once many years ago and enjoyed it very much. Can't even remember what I ate, but do remember the service was excellent.

      Is this located in the same stretch with CiCi's and a Mexican restaurant? Across from the K-Mart center?

      I will make a point of visiting again soon. Thai Dish, too. It's been awhile.

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        rb9999 Oct 1, 2007 07:44 PM

        Thai Dish is gone. Too bad, because it was the best Thai around. If you are ever in Spartanburg, go to Thai Taste. Very good.

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          Ellen of SC Oct 1, 2007 08:15 PM

          I am very sorry to hear that. I enjoyed a lovely dinner there.

        2. re: Ellen of SC
          SweetPea Oct 2, 2007 02:12 AM

          Yes, it's just down from Rite Aid (formerly Eckerds). Too bad about Thai Dish.

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