Archive for July 22nd, 2011

July 22, 2011

Thai Cafe Brings It Home With Their Tofu Curry

by jem614

By Jessica Michael

If you’re looking for a mild curry, and you’re vegetarian, look no further than Thai Cafe.  This little pearl of a place doesn’t get the credit it deserves.  Just at the tip of Main Street in Miami Lakes, on the way out to the Palmetto, lies a discovery of tastes waiting to happen.  Thai Cafe serves up a scrumptious meal including: Thai fried rice and Tofu Curry with Vegetables.  The sauce is the perfect thickness, the curry is so mild you can enjoy spoonful after spoonful without having to pick up a glass of water. Their service is friendly but not overwhelming, the prices are about average for the area; between $8.50 and $15 for lunch and you don’t have to wait in line for a seat.  Make sure you try their Thai Iced tea, it’s a perfect addition to your meal.

Four carrots!

For more information on this restaurant, go to http://www.thaicafemiamilakes.com/

July 22, 2011

A Taste of Thai Café: Miami Lakes, FL

by ashley

by Ashley Morgan

Today I told Jessica I had a craving for something different, so we thought and thought, finally remembering one of our favorite little places right in the heart of Miami Lakes. Outside the restaurant is a charming street filled with jewelry shops, imported clothing and several boutiques and restaurants. Within the restaurant, warm lighting and décor are accented by Bombay-style ceiling fans. The staff is always extremely friendly, as well as the owners (whom I’ve never met, but have seen on the local South Florida show “Check, please! South Florida” starring chef Michelle Bernstein).

Wanting something a little more satisfying than veggie sushi, I opted for the vegetable fried rice and cup of miso soup. I’d never had the fried rice here, but knowing how much I love Vietnamese style fried rice, I was hoping the Thai version would be just as tasty. My first course of miso soup was wonderful. The miso soup here is freshly made, which is a nice change from several “Americanized” sushi, Thai and Japanese restaurants around, and the flavor profile of the tofu, nori and fresh broth was amazing. My main course, the vegetable fried rice, was not quite as tasty as I expected, but still good. It would have been nice to have more fresh vegetables, fried onions and other seasonings. There was a ton of rice! But for the price and location, this is still one of my favorite restaurants lining Main Street and for a $10 lunch of this quality, we will certainly be back.

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