Saturday, January 21, 2012

Restaurant Review: My Thai Vegan Cafe, Boston, MA

First of all, please forgive the super crappy pics.  I only had my phone with me and the lighting of course is atrocious.

I've been wanting to try out My Thai Vegan Cafe in Chinatown since the day I moved here and I'm glad I finally got the chance!

It was totally overwhelming in a good way to realize I could eat anything on the menu and I will be going back for sure to sample more dishes.  My favorite market in Chinatown is right down the block and I pass by the corner all the time during my walks around Boston.

So, I'm really sorry that I don't remember what everyone ordered..  but I do have pics.  I dined with two people and they loved their food too.

I started with the Hot and Sour Soup.  I liked the flavor, although it was a bit sweet for my taste and definitely NOT hot enough.  People in the NE really need to provide a good hot sauce for people like me.  I also wish it had been a bit more sour... but all in all, it was good and a rather large portion.. oh and it was a tad salty. So, more heat, more acid less sweet and less salt.

My dining companions got this lovely Mango salad. It was really pretty and had a nice complexity of flavors.  I only had a bit, but it was good.

Oh god, the lighting is killing me.. but you can see how pretty it is, right?

Spiralizing makes everything look prettier.  The flavors consisted of peanuts, lime, mint and mango and just a hint of Thai bird chilies.  I'm going to Haymarket today and they often have cases of mangoes for $5.  I'm tempted to buy some.

So... onto the main meals.  I ordered the Green 'Chicken' Curry.  It was labeled spicy and of course, I asked them to cook it super spicy.  They didn't. I would not consider the dish spicy at all.  I am getting annoyed by the lack of heat in food, but other than that it was lovely... although the chicken was gluten based and I seem to NEVER learn that I can't eat it. It makes me really sick and I break out in hives.  The dish had a lovely mixture of thai basil, eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes and the 'chicken'.  They sauce was flavored beautifully other than the lack of heat and I enjoyed it.
It was served with rice and again, was a very generous portion.  I can't wait to get some of their tofu dishes in the future.
My dining companions were thrilled with their dinners.  I don't remember what they ordered, but I did snap pics of course.

The last two images are ONE dish!  The portions are definitely generous and I felt the price was reasonable.  We all ordered soup.  They split a salad and we each got an entree and additionally, they ordered 1 soup to go and two more entrees to go and the price came to around $75 or so.

I will definitely be back (although for take out most likely so I can bring it home and add some HEAT!