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New Thai restaurant in Milford, CT

I'm glad you enjoyed it as much as I did. I'm sure the tempura is better in the restaurant: when they brought out my spring roll it looked like they had fried it just seconds ago, so it was piping hot and crispy. It's so nice to finally have a Thai option in Milford.

Feb 18, 2009
allison08 in Southern New England

New Thai restaurant in Milford, CT

The decor is minimalist, but definitely geared toward sit-down with many two-tops. In fact, as of last Wednesday they didn't even have a take-out menu yet, though I'm sure they do by now. Enjoy and let me know what you think!

Feb 15, 2009
allison08 in Southern New England

New Thai restaurant in Milford, CT

"Will you be opening the restaurant soon? I can see the napkins on the tables," I said to the owner of A Taste of Thai as I strolled with my twin babies toward the Milford Green. "Today, surely!" Last April I had met the owners, transplants from San Diego and veterans of the Thai restaurant business, as they were just beginning the process of clearing out the contents of what used to be Palermo Deli, beside Archie Moore's and Kristine's Papery in downtown Milford.

Luckily for me, I had already booked a babysitter for the afternoon, and as soon as she marched in the door, I skipped over to the restaurant where I proudly dined as one of Taste's first patrons. "Tea? On the house," the waiter bowed and set a carafe of golden liquid and bone white cup before me.

As I sat perusing the encyclopedic menu, I heard the couple sitting next to me confide: "The coconut soup is delicious!" Indeed, the steaming hot soup was an essay in silky richness, with tender slivers of chicken marinated in a chili lime sauce. A crisp fried spring roll perched beside the bowl was crisp and so hot, scintillating as I dipped it in the sweet sauce and bit through to its soft underbelly. When the green curry with shrimp arrived, I could smell its sweet freshness, the basil, the bamboo shoots, bell peppers and green beans simultaneously. It was so aromatic and wonderful, but I could only manage to eat about half of it, packing up the rest to eat later that day before my husband could discover and devour these sinful leftovers.

At $9.95 for the lunch special, I'm certain to show my face regularly at this new, understated little gem.

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Taste of Thai
22 Broad St, Milford, CT

Feb 13, 2009
allison08 in Southern New England

Dinner in Pacific Beach for 10 adults

My family will be together for the first time in years for the holidays and we'd like to have dinner out together in PB. Although we'll have in-laws from Japan to Sweden and hence widely diverse tastes, everyone likes American and Mexican food. And while we don't want to spend a fortune, it can't be a bar or taco hut. I mean, how often does anyone get the whole fam together besides for a funeral???

Anyway, I welcome any suggestions! Thank you :)

Kelly

Dec 21, 2008
allison08 in California

Valentine's Day in New Haven

We've been there and it's great! I love getting the mussels as an appetizer and using the crusty bread to soak up the juices in the bottom.

Jan 30, 2008
allison08 in All New England Archive

Valentine's Day in New Haven

I'm looking for a romantic spot in the New Haven area for Valentine's Day. What are your (ideally not overpriced) favorites and why? My husband and I actually love Central Steakhouse, though I haven't heard much chatter about it on this board. Roomba and Bespoke seem to be popular; are they worthy of the buzz and their prices? What about Deja Vu?

I'm also curious about "alternative" romantic spots--hole-in-the-wall kind of places that maybe aren't your traditional V-day spots, but exude a certain charm.

Thanks!

Jan 29, 2008
allison08 in All New England Archive