Simply Tasty Thai

 
Enterance
2292 Mayport Rd
Ste 8
Jacksonville, FL 32233

I have never had a sit down meal at Simply Tasty Thai, but often drive down and get food to go, so when I was invited to dinner it was a go.   Once inside and sitting down, it became evident how much I had  missed.  The interior is just this side of opulent, the very Zen like atmosphere, is created by lighting, and art work that adorn the walls.

Lovely Interior

Lovely Interior

Nancy is also an artist

Wall art is painted by the owner chef

 

 

 

 

 

 

Owner Art work on the walls

Owner Art work on the walls

 

Our table for Valentines day

Our table for Valentines day

For this evening a Prix Fix menu was offered, with several selections from each category, as it turned out all six of us ordered the same dishes.  It’s was  looking like we all hang out together way too much.

We started off the evening with a Thai Iced Tea, sweet packed with ice, cream, and a Chi flavored tea, a traditional drink that defuse the heat from many of the dishes.

Thai Iced Tea

Thai Iced Tea

Next we each received two steamed dumplings, fashioned into little purses, noodles soft the sausage sweet with just a hint of spice accompanied by soy based dipping sauce.

Sweet Pork Dumplings

Sweet Pork Dumplings

Next, Tom Ka Gai, a silky, aromatic soup that is a complete meal in a bowl. We found ourselves drinking from the bowl, so no drop would go to waste.

Tom Ka Soup w Chicken

Tom Ka Soup w Chicken

Time for salad, that turned out to be Shrimp in a Blanket with Mango salad with a cilantro lime dressing.  Shrimp crisp to the bite but warm and tender inside,  a hint of tart from the lime, made for a well balanced dish.

Shrimp in a blanket with Mango salad

Shrimp in a blanket with Mango salad

For our entree, we all chose the Curry options, three of the top selling dishes offered.  My first dish, the Yellow Duck Curry, a Southern Thailand curry with saffron, chunks of potatoes, bell peppers, carrots and onions.  No heat in this dish allows the richness of the duck to shine.

Then the smooth and filling Beef Massaman Curry, another Southern Thai curry with tender beef and dried spices in coconut milk with chunks of potatoes and onion.  Beef large portions, potatoes like clouds in the mouth, only made more tasty by the coconut milk.

Beef Massaman Curry

Beef Massaman Curry

 Our last dish Green Curry Chicken, Green chili paste cooked in coconut milk, with green beans, carrots, zucchini, Thai eggplant and basil leaves.  I like anything that contains coconut milk and this dish showcased it all.  Simple chicken elevated by a few well measured spices, home grown herbs, and rich milk.
Green Chicken Curry

Green Chicken Curry

To finish off the meal Fried Ice Cream.  Yes I know how do you fry ice cream? I don’t care just bring me some please!  I really don’t know what the covering was jut know it was sweet and crispy, not sticky or oily.  Ice cream like velvet on the tongue, sweet and tart from the compote and whipped cream that accompanied this little treasure.

Fried Ice Cream

Fried Ice Cream

All of the dishes, are on the regular menu, and Nancy Straw, owner, artist and chef offers several special dishes if you want to experience some of the best Thai around the city.   Let me to encourage you to try the Choo Chee Curry, strongly flavored Thai village turmeric curry, with coconut milk, lemon grass and lime leaves.  It may change your life.  Remember bring your besties, the more the merrier.  Have some Thai Tea or some special beers. Most of all enjoy.

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