Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Thai Flavors Iowa City, IA

Thai Flavors
340 E Burlington St
Iowa City,‎ IA

As I was driving down the street to Thai Flavors I notices something, it's a college town, and it SHOWED.  The place was packed full of college students and it was early evening on a Monday.  Parking is a huge problem here so make sure you park at the "Rec Center" and not in the spaces in the back, I had to go move my car, a little annoying jump start to my first visit to Thai Flavors.  This place was bumpin!  If I was going to whatever university this is I would be here... a lot.  They sat me at the only table that was "for one" and it happened to be right next to a window that faced the street.  As I gazed out the window I noticed a lot of college kids driving scooters like they were cars, is that the new cool thing?  The Thai Iced Tea was great, it was very smooth and sweet.  The Chicken Satay was way too dry, imagine taking an unmarinated piece of chicken and taking a blow torch to it, that's close to what this chicken tasted like.  The two sauces were good.  The yellow curry, I didn't love the taste at first, but after eating the entire thing, minus most of the onions and potatoes, I really enjoyed the curry taste.  They provided exactly enough rice so the curry would soak into it nicely, as you can tell, I appreciate portion control.  The chicken was dry just like the Chicken Satay but the taste of the curry made up for it.  There were waaaayyy too many onions, they could cut the onions down by about 4 times.  As I was leaving I was surprised to see that the whole place cleared out, so to avoid the crowds on a Monday night go around 8 PM.

Thai Iced Tea $2.50
Chicken Satay $5.95
Yellow Curry $8.95

Food: 5
Atmosphere: 8
People: 7

Total: 20/30

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