Chy Thai

by Hayley Hudson on March 9, 2011

2720 Canyon Blvd / menu

On Monday night, a yearning for Thai food brought me to Chy Thai. I wish I could say I left completely satisfied, but unfortunately my experience left something to be desired. This especially disappointed me because I’m not hard to please and can usually find the good in most food experiences.

It all started when I couldn’t decide between Pad Thai and the barbecue chicken special. The special ultimately won out because it included chicken, papaya salad, and coconut sticky rice. Normally I eat sticky rice when I order mango and sticky rice, a typical dessert offering at Thai restaurants. The chance to have a taste of it during my actual meal was too great of an offer to turn down, and with a salad and chicken, it should have been a well-rounded meal with lots of diverse flavors.

I got excited when the rice came out in a cute container.

Sticky Rice

Inside the container I found rice that glimmered with the silky sheen of what I thought was coconut milk, but my spoon couldn’t seem to break into ball ‘o’ rice. After a few jabs, I identified the culprit: plastic wrap was provoking my distress. I had never been served plastic-wrapped rice before and felt a bit confused. Maybe keeping the rice securely inside the cute container necessitated this unique plastic detailing, but I’d rather they just forgo the cute container.

The Aftermath

Adding to my dismay, the rice bore no trace of coconut, although it was sticky. My papaya salad tasted alright. I think it might have tasted better had I tried it first, before my tongue had been tarnished with the sour taste of disappointment. I can confidently say that I liked the chicken, which was juicy and spiced with a Thai-style barbecue glaze, but one should not be forced to subsist on chicken alone.

Papaya Salad

Thai Barbecue Chicken

Keep in mind that this dish was a special, which made me expect something exceptional. If I return to Chy Thai, I’ll just order the Pad Thai, which hardly ever fails.

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by Car Hire on March 27, 2011 at 10:52 am. Reply #

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