Tamarind Seed Thai Bistro @ Peachtree

30 Dec

This place was recommended to me by a fellow Thai food lover and a lover of spice.

Luis and I for 6 years have eaten at the same hole in the wall Thai restaurant almost every weekend back home in South Miami called, Rock a Bangkok. So, it was very important to find another good Thai restaurant here in Atlanta.  My co-worker eats spicy asian food quite often so when he suggested his go to Thai place, I ran for the door and got my mouth ready for some spicy food.

Tamarind Seed is a very open place with lots of windows located on the first floor of a huge corner building and a great bonus is that it is very close to where we live.  I felt every comfortable right away and loved the decor and all the wood.

Tamarind Seed has a huge wine selection and a fairly large menu. The main dishes are mostly made with curry, which I love! I saw a few green curry dishes which I have to confess, I have never tried. So, of course I ordered a green curry dish right away along with this… a fish cake appetizer, YUM!

The fish cakes came with an awesome sauce.  It looked like it was made with chiles, honey, scallions, and peanuts with straw cut cucumbers mixed in.

One item I always order from every Thai restaurant I try out, if  it’s on the menu is the Tom Kha Kai or Tom Kha Gai soup, whichever is available. I love this soup! Made with chili spices, chicken, mushrooms, scallions, and coconut milk. This one was called Tom Kha Kai and it had lemon grass mixed in so it wasn’t as thick as I have had before and I absolutely loved it.

Now, back to my first green curry dish that took my breathe away.. literally.

Green curry with jumbo prawns.

It was very good, but very, very, very hot!  Luis loved it more, since he is the type to ask waiters for the spice tray and add more spice to his already as spicy as can be dish.

I can’t remember what Luis ate, but it had chicken and green beans in a chili sauce. He must have loved it because nothing was left =)

While we ate, the wind picked up and it began to snow which made the hot tea we were drinking taste so much better.

The first thing that impressed me with this restaurant was our super tentative waiter and how quick the food came out.  We spent more money than we use to at our old Thai place, about 50 bucks. Compared to the $25 we would spend at Rock A Bangkok back home, including tip this might not be our every weekend spot but, I plan to go back and try some more dishes. Including a dish with minced chicken that caught my eye.

 

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One Response to “Tamarind Seed Thai Bistro @ Peachtree”

  1. Cindy December 30, 2010 at 2:07 pm #

    Your Aunt Kathy and I thought the same thing about this post. EVERY PLACE IS CLOSE TO WHERE YOU LIVE. What a great decision Atlanta was over Minneapolis! Can you just imagine?

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