Monday, January 21, 2008

Na Na Na Na, Hey Hey Hey, Good Thai!

Alright, so the title of this post is corny as hell, but food is great at Na Na Thai in Bloomington. Although I still love the Thai House, Na Na Thai has a few dishes that just aren't offered there. While it's not much to look at from the outside, the inside is beautifully decorated in a very modern fashion that is contrasted by the more traditional Thai decorations.

We started with mussels that were cooked in a broth with basil and lemongrass. It was very delicious on its own, but we found it was a bit more balanced with the addition of the house chili sauce (the multicolored sauce in the photo). They told us that there were eight mussels per order, but we received ten, which was nice. The fried tofu was nice and crispy - exactly as it should be. It was served with a tasty sweet and sour sauce with crushed peanuts.

Becka had the Pad See Ew (I've seen this spelled a dozen different ways), and proclaimed it to be very delicious. She reported that the noodles could have been seared a bit more and the eggs better incorporated, but that it was good. I had the Duck Curry which was excellent. The waiter informed us that the ducks were cooked Peking style in Chicago and brought in fresh. It was superb, and contained a fair amount of duck. It could have been spicier, but I failed to indicate that I wanted it prepared in the authentic Thai manner. It was a bit different in that it contained green beans, but they were fresh and offered a nice contrast in texture.

Note: these were taken with my phone, so please excuse the poor quality.

Mussels and Fried Tofu

Pad See Ew

Duck Curry

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