Thursday, August 15, 2013

Thai Xpress Springfield, MO

Thai  Xpress
948 S Glenstone Ave
Springfield, MO

I went with a colleague that had no preference on Thai food, he ordered the Sweet and Sour Chicken. Springfield is a mid size city and I didn't expect a lot from the Thai scene, maybe it is too early to call it a "scene". The people working there were semi friendly, a little impartial to us being there. We were very confused when we first walked in, we even sat there for a while before we realized you are supposed to order up front. No guidance where there Gould have been some. We eventually noticed the whiteboard with all the prices, cheap food. I actually felt like I was in a third world country for a second, I can't pinpoint what exactly made me feel that way, maybe everything. They offered free chicken rice soup with the purchase of a meal. I ordered the Massaman Curry, Thai salad with Ginger Dressing, and an egg roll. The salad had too much of an overwhelming ginger taste, it wasn't sweet enough. The egg roll was a standard Chinese food egg roll, it was decent. The curry was OK, not great, it came with brown rice, a little strange not to have the option. I asked my colleague about his entrée and he said it was just OK, which is a nice way of saying it kind of sucked. There should be a rule that you can't call your restaurant if 51% or more of the menu is Chinese food, that describes this place well. I was surprised to see 4 stars on Yelp, but after noticing the folks that go to this place, I can imagine they are looking forward to good Chinese food, interesting.

Thai Salad With Ginger Dressing $2.75
Egg Roll $1.20
Chicken Massaman Curry $5.65 + $.50 for Chicken
Sweet and Sour Chicken $5.95 + $.50 for combo

Food: 4
People: 6
Atmosphere: 5

Total: 15 out of 30

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