Several weeks ago, a good friend and I went to Addie’s Thai House in Saint Louis, MO. Though it is a bit far from where we live, and when travelling that distance, we would usually head north to Thai Kitchen, we decided to try a new place (and they had a special at the time). Upon entering the restaurant, I immediately noticed that it was a little more posh than most of the Thai restaurants in the area. The décor and seating arrangements both lent themselves to a higher-scale dining experience.
We started off with an appetiser, and seeing as we wanted to try one that was unique to their menu, we opted for the sweet potatoes. They were cut in a thick string style, deep-fried, and came out with coconut flakes and a sweet and sour dipping sauce. To me, the coconut taste was so subtle that one really had to try to notice it. I found that to be disappointing, because otherwise, they ended up just tasting a lot like regular sweet potato chips.
For dinner, I had the green curry with fresh tofu. It was pleasant, but lacked a lot of the heat that I’m used to with green curry. Also, I found that there were not many vegetables (or much tofu, for that matter) in the pot, but rather that it was primarily sauce. That being said, one of my favourite things to do with curry is to soak some rice in the remainder of the sauce. As such, I did enjoy that aspect of the dish.
She had Praram Long Song, which is a common Siamese dish that generally comes with carrots, spinach, and your choice of protein with a peanut sauce atop it. The peanut sauce wasn’t all that great (especially compared to Thai Kitchen, which has some of the best I’ve ever eaten), and overall, the dish was rather bland.
Though Addie’s Thai House appeared to be a more upscale restaurant in terms of atmosphere, the quality of the food was fairly disappointing. Given that, I would much rather go to one of the restaurants in the area that focuses more on the preparation of the food, especially seeing as Addie’s was a bit more expensive as well. For those reasons, I can’t recommend Addie’s over other nearby Thai places.