Friday, September 10, 2010
A restaurant and a grocery store, Bangkok made me feel like I was transported back to my homeland...even if it's for a brief moment.
I was surprised to find out that the institution has been there for over 20 years, a long time for any restaurant to thrive, especially considering its off the beaten path location.
Tensuke market, is well stocked with all one needs for Asian ingredients with some fresh produce, and a variety of frozen seafood, fruits, processed items, you name it! I was tempted to purchase a Durian, but I will wait for another day to put off our neighbors with its pungent smell (but oh, what a delicious fruit it is!). Maybe when they are gone on vacation?
You can also purchase several cookware for Thai dishes here: sticky rice steamer, mortar and pestle for Papaya salad, pots and woks and the like.
Because I was with the kids (who have very small tummies), we didn't order too many things. I did study the menu and noticed how extensive it was with all kinds of Thai soups, salads, and curries.
We ordered two kinds of noodles (Thai people like to have noodles for lunch, our version of fast food): Pad See Ew, and Beef Noodle Soup. They were both delicious and freshly prepared. We also ordered Thai iced coffee and iced tea which always go well with a Thai meal.
The pricing? Very affordable. We had a big container of leftovers to bring home, and the bill was less than $20.
We will be going back for sure, hungrier next time. My sticky-rice loving husband will be in heaven.
Bangkok Restaurant and Grocery
3277 Refugee Road
Columbus, OH 43232-4811
Open Tue-Sat 11am-8pm; Sun 10am-8pm