Bangkok Thai Restaurant-Titusville, FL- 4 Stars
My cellphone was stolen so no pics on this review!!!
Pointing my car north on US1, I decided to let time choose my place of review today. I drove until I got hungry, then started looking for a place in which to dine. As my eyes scanned the strip malls, I came across a sign reading, "Bangkok Thai." Having developed a taste for all things Thai related back in college, I swung my car into their parking lot.
Upon entering I was immediately struck with the phrase, "never judge a book by its cover." This sprang unbidden to my mind as the place looked like a dump. I don't think any work has been done on the inside since the building was built over 20 years ago. There was an overwhelming feeling of dilapidation seeping from the walls.
As an octogenarian made his way towards our table I was thinking, this can't be our server. When he stopped at our table and introduced himself as Jin and told us he would be our server, any sense of excitement I had when I entered hungry for Thai food evaporated like the Dolphin's chances of ever making another Super Bowl (I know it hurts, but it's true). I put in an order for Pad See Ew, one JB roll for my trusty sidekick, and my sushi bar barometer of one Spicy Tuna hand roll. To my surprise, Jin then went back into the kitchen to prepare our meal! Looking around, I noticed he didn't have much of a choice as he appeared to be the only employee working at the moment. When he brought our food out, I took one look at it and went, "Oh yeah, this guy can cook!"
The Pad See-Ew was cooked to perfection. The chicken was fully cooked, tender and juicy, the broccoli had the texture and snap that only properly cooked vegetables have, the noodles were boiled to a proper doneness and soaked up the sauce as expertly cooked noodles in a Thai dish should. The JB roll was out of this world, the rice was nice and sticky, the tuna so fresh I could swear it squirmed just a bit and the cream cheese added a perfect balance of flavor. But, what really sent them over the top was Jin's Spicy tuna hand roll. Again, the rice was perfect and it was stuffed to the breaking with some of the freshest, most flavorful tuna I have ever had. It was rolled with care, obvious expertise and presented like all sushi should be presented, like the work of gastronomical art it was. Jin nailed the spiciness like he was born to make spicy tuna hand rolls. All in all, it was a rocking, crazy cool experience with professional on the ball service and excellent food.
Sadly, my phone was stolen so I don't have any pictures to do the food justice.
The Big Boy says, "When in the area and hungry for some authentic Thai food or an excellent sushi roll, you can't go wrong with Bangkok Thai." Oh, and ask for Jin, you'll be glad you did. #bigboydiningout #iamthebigboy