A work trip has taken me to the outskirts of Miami, FL… and you know what that means! Meal per diem!
On the first night, I was feeling Thai. Silver Spoon Thai and Sushi in Miramar, FL did NOT disappoint! After an extra long day at work, I decided to order in, and avoid the COVID wasteland of Miami. Their menu is extremely impressive and LARGE.
Dish 1: Chicken Pad Thai
Ground peanut (which I love), egg, green onion, sprouts, chicken and noodles of glory. I asked for everything “Thai Spicy,” so I was ready for a bit of a kick. Nothing over the top, but when I squeezed the lime over the noodles, it set the Pad Thai on a new level. A traditional dish that always makes me happy.
REVIEW: 8.6 out of 10
Dish 2: Drunken Noodles with Chicken
Another dish I tend to get, but they can be hit or miss. These flat noodles looked solid, with onion, green and red pepper, green onion, a generous amount of chicken and a lot of chili oil. The smokiness of the chicken coated in chili had a good flavor. There was something missing in the flavor, but I couldn’t quite figure out what it was. I enjoyed the spice of these Drunken Noodles, but I’d pass next time.
REVIEW: 7.1 out of 10
DISH 3 AND THE HIGHLIGHT: Massaman Curry
An odd admission, but until tonight, I’ve never had “curry.” I’ve eaten curry in things, but have never tried a curry dish. My brother Fran has suggested that I get Massaman Curry on numerous occasions, so tonight I finally decided to get it. Holy sh*t, I’m glad I did.
As I said earlier, I’m a huge peanut fan, as well as a coconut milk maniac. The curry came in a big ol’ quart container looking DELICIOUS. I decided to go with brown rice to accompany the curry. Massaman curry is spicy with potatoes, cashews, onions and avocado in a Massaman curry paste and coconut milk.
I’m not exaggerating when I say the Massaman is now one of the top 3 Thai dishes I’ve ever had. Every single bite of the curry had unique flavors. Avocado is a favorite of mine, but I was wondering how it’d hold up in the curry. Turns out, they used an avocado of perfect firmness to hold up to the sauce. The rich flavors combined with the curry paste, coconut milk and cashews to make this an absolute must get at Silver Spoon.
REVIEW: 9.6 out of 10. MOE TRAIN APPROVED!
DRINK: Ramune Japanese Soda (Original)
When in Rome… Or Ramune. I was curious, so I ordered this popular Japanese soda. There was original, orange or strawberry, but I went with “original,” whatever that was.
Four freakin bucks for a tiny, clear soda which was in a pretty thick glass bottle. There were instructions to open this damn thing. Check it out:
I took the top off, and couldn’t figure out how to open the bottle, even with instructions. The secret to opening it is that you must push a marble into the bottle. (Come on, Japan… Safety hazard!) After 5 minutes (literally), I found that you have to push down the top of the clear cap to push down the marble and get to whatever flavor the clear soda was. Well, we know one thing.. it has real sugar (they tout it on the front of the bottle).
After all those tears and sweat, Ramune tastes mediocre at best. It’s some light lemon-lime flavor, but I took two sips and put it down for good. You’re no Sprite, Ramune. you’re not even Fanta or Sierra Mist.
REVIEW: 1.2 out of 10
OVERALL REVIEW: 8.4 out of 10
MOE TRAIN APPROVED!