Friday, September 24, 2010
Thai Paradise - Pocatello, Idaho
Nestled in the old town area, Thai paradise offers the casual diner an excellent variety of Thai and Pho dishes. Open for lunch Monday –Friday 11am-2:30pm and Saturday noon to 2:30pm and dinner Monday-Saturday 5-9pm. Parking is street side until after 5pm when the parking lot across the street allows general parking.
An impressive menu offers appetizers, salads, soup, Pho (Noodle soup) stir fried noodles, entrees which are served with steamed jasmine rice or brown rice for a dollar extra. Curries, rice dishes and a selection entitled Chef’s Favorites which include BBQ Thai chicken, Thai steak, salmon curry, shrimp stir fry and spicy sesame mussels to name a few. For those with a sweet tooth there are nine offerings that include such delectable items as coconut rice topped with coconut custard, fried banana wraps with coconut ice cream, Thai paradise delight - a purple coconut rice with coconut ice cream and attap fruit (palm seeds). All of the ice cream is homemade.
Wine and beer is available along with the usual offering of soft drinks and ice tea with one free refill on the tea or sodas. Also offered is sweet Thai ice tea or coffee available with cream. Portions are generous and they offer the diner the choice of “heat” ranging from none to very hot. Prices range from $7.50 to about $14.00 and take out is available.
We made reservations right at 5pm which was a very good idea since 25 minutes after our arrival the waiting area was already filled and patrons were standing outside waiting patiently for their turn. We found the food to be fresh, seasoned well and served to you hot from the kitchen. We ate to our fill and then had the left over’s boxed for that mid night snack.
The décor is tastefully done with rich colors, wood and textures to add to your dining experience. Thai Paradise is located at 140 S Main Street, downtown Pocatello, (208) 269-7313