Friday, November 26, 2010

royal thai

There's a restaurant in a village nearby call the Royal Thai.  No idea why it's call that because all the food tastes like it came straight from Delhi via Goa on it's way to Jaipur to me, but that's neither here nor there.  Apparently, it's supposed to be a Thai restaurant. 

Anyway, back to what I'm here to tell/show you.

We go there every so often because they make this dish I love more than some of my relatives.  It's DELISH.  The last time we went, for some odd reason (blogging), I decided to take my camera (lifeline).  Here are a few photos of the experience.

Don't pretend you haven't been wondering what the food I eat at restaurants looks like.  I know you were.

Here's what we had for an appetizer.  (Incidentally, if given the choice between appetizer or dessert, I'd most likely go with appetizer, as I did on this night.  What would you choose?  Am I odd?)  The thing on the left is Chicken Satay for the Bear and on the right is a corn cake thingamy for me.  What?  You people know I'm bad with naming stuff.


While we were waiting for this deliciousness to arrive, I glanced to my right and saw this guy.


Then.

THEN.

My food came.  To understate the event, they changed the format of the presentation.

To look like a bird.

MY FOOD LOOKED LIKE A BIRD.


"Yes, I'll have number eighteen on the vegetarian menu.  Oh, and can you make that look like some sort of animal?  That'd be great.  Thanks so much."

I loved it!  It was one of those things where you think to yourself, "Why didn't I bring my camera?"  except I DID.   Isn't it cute?  It had retained all of it's yumminess and gained some pizzazz.

Just so you know, I ate almost that whole thing.  I think I left part of a pineapple wing and maybe a bit of cucumber tail.  But I definitely ate the chili pepper beak. 

So glad I had my camera with me. 

12 comments:

myorii said...

Wow. That restaurant is pure genius! Whoever came up with the idea of making a vegetarian dish looks like a bird must be an interesting person! I wonder if E would eat more of her food if I shaped it to look like an animal....Hmmm, time to test it out and see :)

Stef said...

Wow! That looks so cool! What a fun suprise. I bet it was delicious!!! And I would go for appetizer over dessert almost everytime. Except for the Cheesecake factory. Totally go for dessert. Hello, it's names after a dessert.

Anita Johnson said...

Maybe I should try to form our turkey leftovers into something like your photo. My family would be very impressed! What a beautiful meal!

Unknown Mami said...

You are psychic! How did you know that I was dying to see what kind of food you eat at restaurants.

H said...

We have a wonderful Thai restaurant in Derby, but I've never had my food presented like that! Brilliant!

jen said...

This is the Paige I love--ever armed with a lens and courage. Yum.
Looks a bit like our Thanksgiving bird!

Los said...

I would've gone with Bear's chicken satay .... I just don't like the texture of tofu.

Jenners said...

If there was ever a day to bring a camera to eat, this was it!

Serline said...

Lots of Indians live here and make Thailand their home, so the "connection" is not so far-fetched. Most of the restaurants here with a "royal" in their names serve pretty authentic fare, although I have yet to come across a dish as decorative as the one you shot...

themaddychronicles.com said...

Funny you should post this, we just had Thai food last night!! I ordered the chicken satay, pineapple fried rice, chicken pad thai and for dessert, we order the fried ice cream!! Talk about a feast! Put the presentation was nothing like this! The pineapple chicken is adorable!!

(Florida) Girl said...

Fantastic! And yes, I was wondering what your food looked like.

Mrs.Mayhem said...

That bird is awesome! And the corn cake thingys look yummy, too! (I would def. choose an appetizer over dessert!)

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