The past couple of days Pooh and I have been trying new things.
We went to a Craaaaaaaaaaaaaaw Daddddddddys in Clairemont! I have been wanting to go there for a long time so I was pretty excited. I absolutely love seafood and I love crawfish! Our waitress was extremely pleasant and the food was delicious. I can’t wait to go back.
We also went to Taste of Thai one night…and then Amarin the very next. My most favorite cuisine is Thai so I don’t mind having it two nights in a row. There are 6+
Thai restaurants in Hillcrest area so it’s interesting to see how each one differs in taste and presentation.
Taste of Thai was good…but unfortunately my food was a little under-seasoned and my chicken was very dry. I also asked for very spicy…but it came out pretty mild. Pooh’s entree was good but his chicken was also pretty dry. The place looked a little bit on the “classy” side so I was expecting a little bit more in terms of flavor and quality. I think it was still very yummy, but a little over priced for what it was. Perhaps we’ll try it again another night and maybe it might be better.
The next day we decided to try Amarin for lunch. We live just a block away but for some reason we’ve never had the chance to eat there. Every time we go there’s always a line out the door so we figure we’d just go across the street to Bai Yook since there’s usually a seat for us. We’ve heard by many people that Amarin is the best Thai food by far in the area so I was excited to try it.
I was extremely impressed! Amarin is now my favorite restaurant. The menu had a very large and interesting selection. I wanted to order everything on the menu because it all looked very good!
I had the Basil Eggplant with chicken and Pooh had the BBQ Chicken. Mine was perfectly seasoned and had just the right amount of heat and spice. The texture of the eggplant was very nice. Most places where I’ve ordered the same dish usually had very mushy eggplant drenched in oil. All the flavors in this dish played nicely together in perfect harmony. Pooh and I couldn’t stop saying how incredible the food tasted. Pooh’s dish was very impressive. It came out on a hot plate and smelled delicious. To our surprise, the waiter poured some orange sauce on it. The sizzle and crackling was a very nice touch and complimented the crunchiness of the chicken’s skin. His chicken was very juicy and tender. Pooh always orders bbq chicken whenever he goes to a Thai restaurant and this is by far the best we’ve ever had. I definitely recommending trying Amarin if you are ever in Hillcrest.