Smiling Banana Leaf again! My friend really likes Asian food, and so we came back again a second time (and third, but I wont’ post about that). This time coming in we noticed that the waitress might be a transvestite…??? Not that it really matters to the food we’re served, but it was something we were discussing over lunch. Anyway, this time we came back for lunch, and I ordered Green Curry and my friend ordered Pad Thai.
With the Green Curry, I specified brown rice instead of the normal Jasmine rice, and to my surprise the brown rice was purple. I think this might be a Southeast Asian thing, because I’ve never seen purple brown rice in Taiwan before. The brown rice in Taiwan is… well, I’ve never had brown rice in Taiwan, but the kind I buy its, well, brown (sort of an ivory color I suppose). At first I thought it was purple sweet/glutinous rice, but it wasn’t. Anyway, the lunch portions are slightly smaller (less stuff in the curry), but also a few dollars cheaper. I liked the green curry, but honestly curry tastes all the same to me, so I can’t say how it really compares to the red curry. I got the Penang Curry the 3rd time I went, and I compared it to the Red Curry (which my friend ordered) and the Penang Curry is sweeter I believe. I can’t really distinguish the three curries, but either way they were all amazing haha. The pork is, as usual, tender and flavorful. I didn’t think it had an excess amount of fat, which is good. Their curries are definitely very enjoyable dishes and I would recommend it to anyone that likes curry.
My friend ordered Pad Thai, another tradition Thai dish. This is probably the most authentic Thai food I will get (since the restaurant owners are Thai). It had a very strong peanut flavor to it, and overall sweeter than I expected. I only had one bite, but it was very, very delicious.