Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Lunch specials make Me feel special! And you should feel it too!

I love a good lunch special and I love Thai food, Amarind's in the charming Galewood neighborhood (Chicago, 6822 W. North Ave. free parking in back) provides that perfect combo. Before we get started let me mention that this place is owned/run by ex-Arun's employees e.g. chef's, cooks, etc. And Arun's is one of America's top Thai food destinations at $90 per person with a pre-fix menu, so come to Amarind's and eat similar tasting food made my amazing chefs for under $10 is a real treat!!

Let's go.... the lunch special comes with apps! ^^^Above we have the crisp, crunchy and sweet, cucumber salad!

Here we have 2 egg rolls, not just one like you get with most lunch specials! So crunchy on the outside and still slightly crunchy on the inside too! ; )

This is an entree, I believe this was lemon chicken or chicken curry. Whatever it was, my friend loved it.

My dish, and it's my staple order for my 1st. time atta Thai spot; Chicken Pad See Ewe. Wide rice noodles, broccoli, baby bokchow, scrambled egg, light brown sauce, and my beloved chicken!! I love this dish! You get the nice wide, chewy rice noodle that holds it all together, stir fried with the scrambled egg and gravy, then in comes the green broccoli with a little crunch and then our tender white chicken slices!!! So freakin Monte-licious! Thai food should not scare you, especially this dish. It is pretty basic and the flavors are light and not overwhelming, this is good intro into Thai food if you are not already familiar. I would also recommend trying Chicken Lad Nar, it's basically the same meal without the scrambled egg, and some places deep fry the rice noodles so they are crunchy, I like that a lot too! 

You will notice I have a little bit of everything in one bite, like a shish kabob... This is the proper way to eat a meal!

Upon entry.....

we have contact....

...and we lost contact as it falls into my belly!!!

Check out this not so great shot of the inside.. the place is super clean and they have a lot of colorful pics and statues. A lot of gold colored stuff is in this place.

Like this.... this is gold and in there.

When you see this building, you have made it! Yes! Enjoy!

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