spice up your life!

August 2, 2008 at 8:07 am 3 comments

Thai Spice (http://www.thaispice.com) is a chain of Thai restaurants in the Houston area. I’ve been going for years and although some Thai aficionados may think differently, I still think Thai Spice has some of the best pad thai noodles. Ever. The good news is there’s now a Thai Spice in Katy, TX (1420 S. MASON RD.  SUITE# 170, KATY, TX.  77450). Yes, you’ve seen it driving down Mason Rd. wondering when it would finally open, and now it has.

My family and I went there tonight around 7pm and it was just packed. You walk in and you sense a very modern East Asian vibe. The walls are a dark, yet calming green, and my favorite part really is the ceiling.

It looked like a pinwheel that spanned the entire ceiling. Anyways, this Thais Spice is not buffet style like some of their other restaurants. It’s more like placing your order, having a seat, and some nice young person brings your food out to you. The staff was very helpful, and granted it was their first night, I commend them for doing a great job under stress. The owners were walking around all night trying to make sure everyone was happy.

On to the food. During lunch, you have the option of choosing from their standard menu, or going through the line kind of cafeteria style. They have an awesome lunch special for $5.50 which includes steamed rice, 3 entrees, and unlimited soup and tea. Tonight, my family and I ordered quite a bit. For appetizers, we had the Thai chicken wings and the tempura calamari. I can only vouch for the wings, and I can say they were fantastic. The wings had this sweet yet spicy sauce over them and it was just great.

For the main dishes, we ordered my favorite pad thai noodles (first picture). At our table we also had green curry with pork, garlic and black bean sauce with shrimp, calamari, and scallops, and we had an order of the crispy soft shell crab served over green curry sauce, broccoli, and eggplant.

If you are not a big curry fan or even a big Thai food fan, they had other dishes like chargrilled pork w/steamed rice and fried egg (it’s what i had and it was yum). There are plenty of appetizers, soups, and salads to choose from. Another plus is the service of beer and wine. And let us not forget the dessert. May I suggest Eva’s Chocolate Cake? It is a nicely sized multi-layered chocolate cake with a chocolate ganash icing. Yum.

So if you’re out in Katy and you’ve been wanting to give Thai food a chance or if you were just looking for a new place close by, here’s your chance!

–chelle

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  • 1. Debra  |  August 2, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    I went to Thailand in 1991 and enjoyed authentic thai cuisine. But one thing i did not enjoyed much was fried frogs.

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  • 2. eatyet  |  August 2, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    mmmm soft shell crabs ^__^
    -L

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  • 3. Elle Ross  |  August 11, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    I am glad to see that Thai Sice has returned to Katy! As many may recall, it USED to be where Khun Noi is now, which is a very authintic, “homestyle” Thai . Although I haven’t seen the EXACT menu for the new Katy location, some of the general favorites from Thai Spice past visits include Summer Palace Chicken, Summer and Fall Rolls, and Beef Laarb. Tiger Cried is great, as is the Pineapple Fried Rice. The soups are a sure thing, and they can really help you feel better this fall and winter during cold season! This place is great, the lunch price is amazing and I hope it stays here!!!!

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