Thursday, October 05, 2006
Sri Thai (Oct. 5th)
950 S Taft Hill Rd
Fort Collins, CO 80521
**2 out of 5 stars**
What I had hoped would turn out to be a new and unique exotic meal, just didn't do it for me. The restaurant is very nice, however the color in the restaurant was very drab, and the lights had been dimmed too low. One man complained about it, because he could not see his menu. The waitstaff wore shirts a similiar color to the walls, and it almost seemed like they dissapeared. I would have liked the waiter to be more helpful with the menu. I felt a bit rushed, especially since I had never eaten there before and was not familiar with the cuisine choices.
We started out with some soup. My companion had Wonton Soup, which she complained smelled like dog food. I smelled it and it was a dead ringer. This unpleasant smell took away from the soup. I started out with Tom Yom Koong, a spicy soup with prawns and mushrooms. I wouldn't recommend it as it was far too spicy and not very filling. Neither of us finished our soups.
For a main coarse, we had Pad Kea Mow (a spicy beef with bean sprouts) and Panang Curry (a curry with chicken in a coconut milk sauce). Both were very good, and very appealling to a bored pallete. I would recommend both for a change of pace. The meal was served with too little of rice, and the portions seemed very small for American standards. Call me a pig, but I don't feel satisfied unless I'm full.
The waitstaff could have been better. It took a very long time to get our food, and the check seemed to take forever. I felt a bit ignored at one point. However, the food is worth the visit!(menu at website - take out is available, but no delivery)
Sunday, October 01, 2006
Chili's Grill and Bar (Sept 30th)
3524 S College Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80525
***3 out of 5 stars***
With typical cuisine, Chili's was good - but not memorable. The service was fair, but nothing spectacular. The place was busy, which was surprising that the food came quickly. The food was so so. I had a steak that was overcooked (I ordered medium, and the steak was fully cooked). Althought the steak was flavorful and tender. It also came with some shrimp that was okay. We started the meal with an "Awesome Blossom" that was good, but was very, very greasy. It's hard for me to write a lot about this restaurant because it did not leave a memorable impression.
South China Restaurant (Sept. 29th)
4613 S Mason St
Fort Collins, CO 80525
****4 out of 5 stars****
A small, out of the way place, South China proved to be better than I imagined. Not just a typical Chinese restaurant, South China provides unique Chinese food not prepared in the usual American style. With an obvious focus on customer service (I have never been told "Thank you" more often") this place is worth a visit.
We started out with soup, which was awesome. It was some of the best Sweet and Sour soup I have had in Fort Collins. I had a beef dish, which was very good and very spicy (I love spicy!). Other people in my group had Seasame chicken and a sweet Chicken dish with pineapple. Everything was very good including the egg rolls.
Never judge a book by its cover! I would recommend visiting South China for some authentic Chinese food and unparralled service!