While I’m very finicky when it comes to ALL of my italian meals and I would never even be caught dead in a place such as the Olive Garden, even watching their commercials infuriates me; I’ve often noted how I am probably the exact opposite when it comes to Thai food.
Which makes perfect sense being Italian and probably not ever tasting my first Thai meal until I was in my teens.
What I am trying to say is that I usually find most Thai food quite good, and hardly have complaints.
This of course is coming from a person who’s 12 year old daughter while peering over my shoulder (as I am typing this very article) commenting/correcting me that I am picky about every meal!
Oh well, that’s another story...
Back to the Thai food. For a vegan, Thai food happens to be a very easy ethnic go to when so many other restaurant menus have a heavy focus on Meat and Dairy.
So, I finally decided try Bulan Thai out for lunch on a recent Saturday outing/date with Dave.
Being located in Los Angeles, and with LA already having a plethora of Thai restaurants. With several of them being strictly vegan, it is actually very simple (in a rather difficult vegan world) to just drive by and choose one of the very many Thai restaurants.
The service was very attentive, the atmosphere slightly upscale (comparing it to most other Thai restaurants), the location was easy to find and being situated on a corner in a neighborhood where one can spend a great deal of time people watching. From what I could tell, they offered sitting upstairs, in the main dining room, and on a small patio out front.
At this point I know that you are thinking that I’m crazy! A girl who is too picky to eat at the Olive Garden, but who looks forward to eating seaweed!
Here is where my daughter looking ever so confused inserts “What?! Why? Seaweed is Gooood…Seaweed is Yummy!”
As an entree, I had ordered a Green Curry with Roti; having always heard about Roti and never yet having the opportunity to try it this was a must, plus it was noted to be one of their most popular menu items! Dave went with the Pineapple Fried Rice, which sounded quite yummy!
I was too stuffed and not wowed enough to explore dessert. Dave wanted something sweet and went with the Banana Rolls served with Coconut base Ice Cream - I had a bite and it too was just OK.
It was all pretty!
Was I expecting too much?
Did I shoot myself in the foot, thinking this restaurant would blow me out of the water?
I don't know.
But sad to say, that because I wasn't blown out of the water, that I will probably not be making a return visit. There are just too many other option out there that I know I will enjoy better!
Overall, I had a pleasant lunch, good company, fair food, and scratching that itch to finally come and try this highly rated Vegetarian Restaurant!
Although not to dis. I must say, these other writers mustn't be too picky about what they eat!
Onward to my next meal!