Thai Pepper Cuisine
When we went to pick up the food, the restaurant was empty of customers. The restaurant has a pretty big menu, which I forgot to take pictures of. The prices are pretty reasonable, with most rice and noodle and curry dishes under $10, and only the specialty dishes being priced at about $15.
We ordered a pineapple fried rice, chicken pad thai, beef pad see-ew, panang curry and mango sticky rice. While the containers of food didn't seem that big, it was a substantial portion of food. Three of us ate it, and we had a lot of leftovers.
Here are some pictures of the food. Normally I don't like to use flash, but the lighting was so bad, that I was forced to on this occasion.
This is the beef pad see-ew. I was a bit concerned when I saw this dish. The dish looked very dark and smelled like soy sauce. I was right to be concerned. The dish was so salty! It had been doused in soy sauce. That's all I could taste. The noodles were nice and chewy, but I was unable to enjoy them because of the saltiness.
This is the panang curry. I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of vegetables in this dish. I've orderd panang curry before where there is barely any vegetables or meat inside and it's mainly just curry sauce. This one was full of beans, peppers, eggplant, beef, and some other ingredients. It also had a nice spicy kick to it. Yum.
Pineapple fried rice. This was pretty yummy. Slightly spicy, good curry taste in the rice, and lots of pineapples and cashews. The one surprising ingredient I found was dry shredded pork. Something I usually use when eating rice porridge. I haven't seen this used before in pineapple fried rice.
Finally, mango sticky rice, something I've been craving for a while. Unfortunately, this was the most disappointing dish. Also, this is a picture of a partially eaten dessert. I forgot to snap pictures before digging in! The mango tasted good. But the sticky rice was clumped together and too hard. Not very enjoyable.
All in all, it was a pretty good experience. There are some other dishes on the menu I would like to try out next time. The total came to less than $40. Pretty good deal.