Wednesday, March 21, 2012

VIP @ Thai 03-10-2012

Location: 278 Smith St. BK
Time: 5pm

Feelings: HopHap has been the greasy Thai delivery staple at our household, but it seems they may have been going downhill. We decided to try another Thai place called VIP Thai, formerly known as Em Thai. The name of the restaurant is particularly peculiar, and the menu is incomprehensively extensive. 19 dessert dishes! Has anyone ever seen so many dessert dishes at a Thai restaurant? I usually stay away from restaurants with gigantic menus since I feel they are the Thai equivalent of Denny's or IHOP, but it turns out the food at VIP was better than expected.

My "Jade Noodle Soup" ($11, green egg noodle, fried shrimp dumplings in light creamy tom yum broth) was flavorful and more complex compared to what other too many Thai restaurants on Smith street offer. The shrimp was a bit fishier than I would have hoped, however. RB's drunken noodles with chicken were tasty and full of flavorful fish sauce.

Normally a finicky eater, CK also miraculously enjoyed his "Mixed Greens" ($9, garlic sauce, tofu, broccoli, string beans, mushrooms, carrots, baby corns, bok choy). The vegetables were fresh, and I felt that they handle non-noodle dishes quite well here.

The prices are slightly more expensive than other spots-- it is VIP after all, but they do offer lunch specials on weekends. It is indeed a solid addition to ever growing American Thai restaurant row on Smith Street.


Jenn said...

Complimentary ginger potatoes! I'm sold!

Yosh. O said...

We've also gotten some sort of tapioca dessert too before. You can't beat the complimentary dessert.