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Pacific Thai in Oldsmar has become one of our go-to places for a quiet, delicious meal.  The food here is always fresh and quick and we both always leave with happy taste buds.  I’m still on my dumpling kick, so we had to start off with some of them as well as some soup.

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The dumplings are flavorful and just yummy.  It was a chilly night tonight, so I went for some won ton soup and Loren got the chicken & rice soup.  I did find the soup in need of salt, but otherwise it warmed me up very nicely.  Loren decided on the nam sod tonight.

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It’s a salad with pork, veggies, and nuts and he really likes it.  I decided to try the broccoli with oyster sauce with chicken.

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The veggies were cooked perfectly and the sauce had a nice flavor to it.  It came with broccoli, carrots and mushrooms and Loren kept stealing mushrooms off my plate.  I even had some leftovers.  Total bill with a drink was $37.

Pacific Thai Cuisine 
4058 Tampa Road
Oldsmar, FL
813-855-6633

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Food5/5
Service5/5
Atmosphere4/5
Value4/5
4.7/5
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  • Spicy Thai


    As I’ve said before, we like dining at quiet restaurants, so tonight we ate dinner at Pacific Thai in Oldsmar.  I’ve become addicted to steamed dumplings to we had to start off with those.

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    These were really dense, but had lots of flavor.  There’s just something about them that tickles all of my taste buds.  Loren didn’t sway too far from his comfort zone and got some ginger beef tonight.  He loves all the fresh veggies, though he said it wasn’t very spicy tonight even though he ordered it medium.

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    My massaman curry, on the other hand, was much spicier than I expected.

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    The thing about this dish is that the spiciness just builds up.  After a while, my lips were tingling.  It’s the sweet and spicy flavors that keep me ordering it though.  Total bill with a drink was $32.

    Pacific Thai Cuisine 
    4058 Tampa Road
    Oldsmar, FL
    813-855-6633

    Pacific Thai Cuisine on Urbanspoon 

    Food5/5
    Service4/5
    Atmosphere4/5
    Value4/5
    4.4/5
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  • Our first visit to Sabai Thai was all about sushi, so we decided to try their Thai offerings today.  I really liked the dumplings last time, so we had to get another order of those.

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    They’re very dense, but full of flavor.  I could eat a plate full of them and be quite contented.  The food comes out really fast here.  I’m not sure if it’s because there weren’t very many customers or the kitchen is just on super speed.  Loren got the ginger chicken.

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    He said it was very good, but didn’t have any heat to it even though he ordered it medium spicy.   He said the reason he normally orders this dish is because it comes with lots of fresh veggies.   I went for the Pad Lad Na.

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    The flavors were very mellow, but that’s pretty much what I expect from this dish.  I would have liked the broccoli to have been cooked a little more, but overall, it was tasty.  There was definitely a lot more sauce in this version than what I’ve gotten at other places.  It was almost like eating a noodle soup.  We both ended up with leftovers.  Total bill with a drink was $28.

    Sabai Thai Cuisine
    2454 McMullen Booth Road
    Clearwater, FL
    (727) 330-7630

    Sabai Thai Cuisine and Sushi on Urbanspoon

    Food4/5
    Service4/5
    Atmosphere4/5
    Value4/5
    4.0/5
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  • Filed under: Safety Harbor, Thai
  • A new Thai restaurant just opened up on the corner of McMullen Booth & Enterprise.  Sabai Thai Cuisine is a cute little restaurant with a variety of Thai dishes and sushi.  We started off with an appetizer platter.

    I’m a sucker for a plate of fried appetizers.  The shrimp were really good and my favorite on the plate.  I’d definitely order the dumplings again, they had some nice flavors.  The eggrolls, spring rolls and curry puffs were also tasty.  Since we ordered the appetizer platter, we only ordered four sushi rolls.  Surprising, huh?  We ordered a tuna and avocado, a salmon and avocado, a Mexican roll and a spicy tuna roll.

    Their sushi menu is pretty standard without a lot of specialty rolls.  The sushi was a bit on the bland side, except for the sauce on the spicy tuna which was really spicy.  Loren took a lot of it off before eating it.  The shrimp in the Mexican roll wasn’t as warm as I would have liked it.  I’m guessing it was done before we had finished our appetizer platter and they just didn’t bring it to the table soon enough.  I wasn’t a fan of the texture of the tuna roll either.  It was like it was chopped up and as such had a mushy texture.  We’ll probably go back again to try the Thai dishes.  I’m not sure that this was the best location to open up another Thai restaurant though, especially with Ban Thai right across the street and Ocean Blue just across McMullen Booth.  Total bill with a drink was $42.

    Sabai Thai Cuisine
    2454 McMullen Booth Road
    Clearwater, FL
    (727) 330-7630

    Sabai Thai Cuisine and Sushi on Urbanspoon

    Food3/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value3/5
    3.0/5
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  • Filed under: Clearwater, Sushi, Thai
  • Lemongrass


    By 1pm, it was sweltering hot in Vegas, so I went back to the Aria and had lunch at Lemongrass.

    You would think since I ordered the potstickers for an appetizer that they would have come out first… not so much.  I really expected a much better experience here.  I had ordered the Pad Thai without peanuts or sprouts and it’s plain to see they’re right there on the plate.  Good thing I just don’t like those items and aren’t allergic to them.  The waiter was apologetic about the appetizer coming out after the entree, but then he sort of ignored my table.

    Overall, though, the food was pretty tasty.  I really enjoyed the potstickers and the pad thai had some interesting flavors.  A little more spicy than I would have liked, but one of the better meals I ate in Vegas. Total bill was $33.

    Lemongrass
    3730 Las Vegas Blvd S
    Las Vegas, NV
    702-590-7111

    Lemongrass on Urbanspoon

    Food4/5
    Service2/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value2/5
    3.0/5
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  • Filed under: Las Vegas, Thai