I have a tendency to forget what I order at restaurants. That is why blogging comes in handy sometimes. A quick search of this here blog helps me avoid defaulting to my first choice which I’ve normally already made.
This happened Friday when I found myself eating at Jasmine Thai & Vegetarian Restaurant in Memphis. I’d been there before but it was a long time ago and I couldn’t remember what I had ordered. I searched the blog quickly and realized I was about to order the exact same thing I had last time! (Chicken with peppers and onions.)
Instead I asked our waitress what she recommended.
That led me to order an egg roll and massaman curry.
Massaman curry is a Southern Thair dish that contains coconut milk, roasted peanuts or cashews, potatoes, bay leaves, cardamom pods, cinnamon, star anise, palm sugar, fish sauce, chili and tamarind sauce.
Thanks for that info Wikipedia. I obviously didn’t know anything about the dish except that it had peanuts in it (I had to ask my boss twice what the name was.)
I really enjoyed the egg roll and the massaman curry. My only real complaint about the food was that the curry wasn’t spicy enough. I ordered it spicy and I was super disappointed that it just wasn’t hot at all. It was more sweet than spicy. Maybe she put the order in wrong or didn’t understand me or just decided I didn’t need it super hot, but I would have preferred more heat.
It did have a good amount of veggies in there and lots of chicken which was nice. The portion was huge though so I took at least half of it home with me. Along with chicken fried rice leftovers offered by a coworker.
I’m not sure if it’s weird to take someone else’s leftovers. Feel free to tell me if it is, but she offered and I’m desperate to save money at the moment so I’ll do whatever I can to make that happen. Free food is great!
It wasn’t the best chicken fried rice I’ve ever had but it was acceptable. And it was free!
Now I’ve had three different things at Jasmine! I’d really love to try another Thai place in Memphis. I enjoy Thai food so it would be nice to keep trying different options.
Of course I’ll record them here so I “remember” what I’ve had and can explore new dishes! ;)