First thing is first. Today’s my Dad’s birthday! Happy birthday, Daddy!
Last night, Kevin and I met up with Kevin’s childhood friend, Ben, who even published a book inspired by their hometown. I was in the mood to try a new restaurant, so we went to Sea Thai, since I kept seeing them pop up in “Best of Orlando” lists in the Thai category.
Everyone else must have had the same idea because the place was pretty crowded for a Wednesday evening. I’m not sure if they’re quite used to their recent fame because our service was a little spotty. It took quite awhile for us to be seated (not because people we were waiting but because everyone was preoccupied). We also were sitting awhile before anyone came to take our drink order.
We decided to start with an order of their summer rolls because Ben and I share a love of peanut sauce, but they had sold out. Instead, we opted for vegetable spring rolls with dripping plum sauce. I’m not quite sure what a dripping plum is, but the sauce was sweet and tasted a lot like duck sauce, which I love. Next time I’m showing up early for summer rolls.
For my main dish, I ordered panang curry with tofu.
The curry was delicious. It came with a side of rice, which I promptly dumped into the bowl of curry, which already contained mushrooms, snap peas, onions and peppers, to soak up all the sauce. Even after I ate all the rice, tofu and veggies, I was left with a pool of sauce. I seriously contemplated drinking it but resisted the urge.
Kevin ordered chicken fried rice, and Ben ordered shrimp pad Thai.
Both seemed to really enjoy their meals. I stole some of Kevin’s veggies to dip into my endless bowl of curry.
The food at Sea Thai is very good, but the service was very slow. There were many times when drinks went empty for awhile, and it took a very long time to order food and then a long time to wait for the food.
Luckily, the company was good so the time was well spent chatting. Plus the food was really good. I’m really glad we were able to try Sea Thai. I would have been a lot more frustrated if the food didn’t end up being delicious.
Do you have any bad restaurant service stories to share?