Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Marie Callendar's-dj

Marie Callendar's-dj
1600 N. 1000 West
Layton, UT 84041

After leaving Antelope Island State Park we were starved. We were
tring to decide if Marie Callrndar's would be like going to Denny's.
We stopped in anyway. The restaurant was clean and nicely decorated.

I ordered the turkey pot pie. It came out looking very good. It was
pipping hot, infact it never cooled off enough to eat. I was
disappointed with the small amount vegetables that were included in
the pie. The creamy sauce was very good, it tasted like celery soup. I
though 11.79 was a bit high for what I got.

Later in the day I got a really bad case of indegestion not sure what
was in there but I was feeling it all night long.

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Price: $12.00

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Taste of Saigon -dj

580 Main Street
Park City, Utah

I was still hurting from my meal at Marie Callendars earlier in the day, I just wanted a bite. So we ordered just two orders of Imperial Rolls - Goi Cuon Chay ( summer rolls ). They arrived in good time. The rolls were loosly wrapped, and the peanut sauce was thinner than most Vietnamese restaurants I have been to.

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Price: $5.99/ order

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Chai Thai - DT

3334 Curry Ford Road, Orlando, Fl map

Sa-wat dee. There’s new Thai in town. Chai Thai located on Curry Ford Road just a few blocks east of Bumby. The d├ęcor is clean and comfortable and the prices very reasonable. For this visit I met two friends of mine for a quick bite while their kids attended karate next door.

I see fresh summer rolls on the menu therefore I must have them. I love the fresh julienned carrots, and lettuce with a generous proportion of shrimp rolled in a rice paper wrap and served chilled. While smaller than other summer rolls I’ve tried, you get three to an order accompanied by a house sauce, sweet with a soy base and topped with chopped nuts. I asked the owner Toy what was in the sauce. She just smiled and said her husband Chai makes it special. While quite good, she allowed me to sample the peanut sauce as well.

My friend ordered the Tom Kha Gai, a gusty Thai tradition of white meat chicken and straw mushrooms in a seasoned broth of coconut milk and lime juice. He had the same soup at another restaurant recently and describes this bowl as better than most. The broth was spicy and smooth with a complementary blend of herbs.

My other friend ordered the Sweet Sticky Rice with Mango. A seasonal desert decorated with a touch of black sesame for contrast, the sweat creamy custard provides an effective bridge between the cold rice and the tangy, ripe mango. Most tasty with an elegant presentation.

Did I mention the awesome karate dojo next door?

Other reviews:

Service: òp òon (friendly)
Quantity: appropriate
Price: All dishes under $5 each.