I had the opportunity to go to Arches Thai (the new Thai restaurant in Moab) twice in the last week. My first Arches Thai experience was lunch with Jen. I ordered the Prik Khing (a dish I was hesitant to try to pronounce). Its menu description is: Prik Khing – Stir-fried green bean, bell pepper, carrot, onion, kaffir lime leaf with red curry paste, and your choice of meat. I had it with chicken. As always, I ordered it hot and spicy, and Arches Thai did not disappoint. This dish was delicious!
Jen ordered the Green Curry with tofu, and it was really good, too.
The second time I went, I had dinner there with Lynn. This time, we shared Gyoza as an appetizer (which I neglected to take a picture of). My entree was Curry Noodle (in the menu: Steamed Noodle in Thai curry sauce, with your choice of meat, and topped with crispy noodle, red onion, scallion, cilantro and lime). I ordered it with beef, but on reflection, chicken would probably have been better, but the dish was phenomenal! Here it is, before I dug in.
Lynn ordered the Lo Mein with tofu, and it was good, but not quite AS good. However, it did have lots of veggies, which I love!
We had the Sticky Rice with Mango for dessert, and that was delicious, too.
I ordered Shrimp in Blankets to go, to bring home to Rich. He liked them. They were shrimp wrapped in wonton skins, and fried.
Super good food! I am really looking forward to trying more of the items on the menu. Menu below – just click the thumbnails.
It’s been a while again, hasn’t it?
Moab has several new restaurants this spring…just like every year. It’s kind of like a game of chance to bet on which ones will stand the test of time, and which ones will simply fade away, and you’ll be left thinking “Huh. Remember when Knave of Hearts bakery was open?” Or “Gee, I really loved the chilaquiles from Mi Ranchito”. All that aside, I plan to go to all of them, and see how they are.
My friend Jen and I have now been to Bangkok House twice. The first time, I got the Thai Red Curry with chicken, because this is something that I know I like from the older Thai restaurant in Moab, Singha. I was NOT impressed with Bangkok House’s version of red curry. You all have to understand, here, that I do not like peanuts. At all. The red curry tasted like it had peanuts in it. EW. I forgot to take pictures the first time around.
Also, the salad that comes with the lunch special is topped with peanut sauce (which I can only liken to runny peanut butter – like liquid-baby-poop-death). I forgot to ask for something different this time, so I had to pick around it again. Gross.
We went for our second visit yesterday, and I LOVED the dish I picked. I got the Fresh Ginger Sauce with Chicken. I always get my Thai food ‘hot & spicy’, and this was definitely that. *whew* It was delicious, and makes me want to go back frequently and explore the menu more extensively. I should have taken the picture before I dug in, but I was hungry, and almost forgot completely, but Jen reminded me. Glad she did.
The lunch was $8.95 each, plus tax, and a tip. Totally worth it. Even the weird Asian candies at the cashier desk were good. I don’t know what they were, though…just that they are part of the ‘classic series’.
I really loved yesterday’s lunch. It was SOOOO good! I recommend Bangkok House.
You can check out the full menu below – watch out, they’re big.
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