We left Seattle Center about 3:00PM. We were heading to Centralia for the night and we estimated that it will take us slightly over 1 hour as Centralia is about 80 miles from Seattle Center. We were very wrong because the traffic snarled on I-5 and it took us more than 3 hours to reach our destination.
After checked into the hotel and washed up, it was already 7PM. We decided to just check out the neighbourhood by foot to look for a place for dinner. Enough driving for Ben for the day.
We gave Nanzaro a choice between Chinese food and Thai food. He opted for Thai food. So, we had dinner at Thai Dish Restaurant.
There were several tables occupied at the time we arrived. We were let to another side of the room where there was a long table of a party of 10 or more customers.
We ordered a Tom Yum Koong to start with. The spicy and sour soup with shrimp, mushroom, tomatoes and pineapple whet up our appetite. However, after the soup was served, it took a long while before the rest of our dishes to arrive. We finished the soup which already gotten cold before the rest of the food arrived.
The above is Muek Koong Prig which is squid, shrimp, peppers, onions, mushrooms and basil stir-fry. When the server asked us how spicy we like our dish, we initially asked for very spicy. The server warned us that they use habanero chili and it’s going to be very spicy. So, we switched to medium spicy. It turned out that medium spicy is not spicy enough for us. I do like the basil flavour in this dish.
We also ordered a Red Curry which comes with bamboo shoots, Thai basil and coconut milk. We opted for pork for the meat. The curry sauce was sweetish. The curry does go well with steam rice.
We ordered steam rice to go with the dishes. It was coconut steam rice as we can smell the coconut aroma when we opened the lid.
You can click on the menu to have a larger view.
Overall, the food was good but service was slow. When we finished our meal, we could not even find the server. We had to get the cook out from the kitchen to give us our bill. Perhaps, this establishment is run by two person, the cook and the server.