Hidden Valley Waterfall

Hidden Valley Waterfall

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Settling worked out great

Last night, I was on the hunt for a Thai restaurant. I had read about it online and it was supposed to be one of the best in the city. Unfortunately, I had left the address at the hotel, so all I knew was the metro stop. I decided I'd try to find it anyway - just to see. Well, it was cold and raining, so I had no intentions of walking around too long looking for it. Just as I started checking out other places to eat, my luck changed. No, I didn't find the one I had been looking for. But, I did find another Thai restaurant, with great prices by Paris standards.

This was one of those little places, nothing fancy, nothing exciting. The walls were wood panel. The lighting was 1980's. However, it was busy, which is a good sign. I ordered two appetizers (I hadn't eaten lunch). My spring rolls were delicious. And, the fried shrimp pockets were amazing! So far, we were off to an excellent start. Then, the Pad Thai. Now, this is my favorite dish and I like to think of myself as a Pad Thai snob. This was definitely one of the better I've had. Was it the best? No. But, pretty delicious. It was just want I had wanted on my birthday. I know, I love French food, so why get Thai? Well, because I could. There is no good Thai food in Kazakhstan. Not that there is good French food either, but I'm more likely to get back to France before Thailand.

Anyway, I am confident that Thai Classic, the second-choice restaurant, was every bit as good as the one I was originally looking for. And, the prices were probably much better. Settling worked out well in this case. I came home very full and very happy.

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