Still craving the elusive Thai since our trip to Nidda was foiled by the “under construction” sign. Thai Gourmet is consistently on the top of “Best Thai” lists, so I made the trip to Richmond outside the loop at Fountainview to see for myself.
The menu is odd because it doesn’t use traditional names for things. I was wanting Tom Kha Gai or Tom Yum soup. I ordered the “Hot and Milky Chicken soup”, which was Tom Kha. It was really tasty with flavors going every which way. I liked that it had button mushrooms rather than a more Asian type of mushroom. I always order the green curry for some reason and so I did here. It wasn’t my favorite, which will continue to be at Vieng Thai, but it was ok. I’m curious how these places get the chicken to look like they do and I can’t help but think it must be highly processed.
Everyone gets salad and a skinny fried spring roll, and those come out even before you order. I ordered a Thai beer that could have been colder.
Service is typical of Asian eateries around here: swift and efficient. The room is very large and reminded me of a beer hall the way the tables are placed. In one corner you can purchase all manner of goods from clothing to decorative bric a brac.