Friday, June 27, 2008

regent thai

regent thai
1910 18th street NW, washington dc 20009
tel: 202) 232-1781
hours: lunch (noon-ish-3pm) monday-saturday, dinner (5pm-10ish) daily
what was consumed: delicious thai food! goong sarong, tom yum goong, pad see ew, red curry~
thai food is delicious. i don't remember who turned me on to it the first time, but whoever it was - thank you so much! the combination of flavors, the mix between sweet and salty and spicy, the prominence of rice noodles (i love rice noodles!), the presence of coconut milk, the fragrance of jasmine rice, the scent of lemongrass ... ahhhh~
i got the chance to visit thailand a number of years back. with my friend tina, we stayed in bangkok for a couple of days to see 'the sights' of the city, then head out to koh samui for some time on the beach. we also made it out to koh penyang for a night and spent time in a hut! my goodness, the glorious memories are floating back to me ... and, of course, the thai food (or, just "food" in thailand, i guess) was spectacular.
so, now in DC, i was looking for good thai food (there are lots of thai restaurants in DC - i wasn't sure what was good or not) and mentioned it to kera (my old boss at the restaurant). in almost an instant, she recommended 'regent thai' and continued to speak about the delicious flavors that come out of their kitchen ... soon after, my friend, angelina, came to visit DC. I took this as a sign to try out some tasty treats. hooray!
on a fresh pre-spring evening, we made the long trek to adams morgan (long because we're on foot - a preferred way of transportation). so, by the time we head made it out to regent thai, we were both famished (ok, ok, so i'm often feeling famished). we waited a little bit (just a little bit) and then were seated at a nice outside table. with a singha beer in hand, we began to leaf through the menu, salivating. everything sounded so so good! in the end, we decided on a few appetizers and a few entrees for sharing.
angelina and i shared good conversation and great food! the delicious scents that wafted from other tables definitely whet our appetites. when our food arrived (in timely fashions, of course) the savory combination of flavors definitely were pleasing to my (albeit self-proclaimed unrefined) palate. the service was good, the prices were not extraordinary, and the ambiance was good. i can see friends coming for a fun dinner, families coming for some yummy eats, a representative place for curious individuals new to thai food (warning - other places will disappoint post regent thai) - a great place for all walks of life!
yay thai food!

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