Friday, March 15, 2013

Thai Bloom

There was a small chain of Thai restaurants locally, stores in Vancouver, Portland, and Beaverton, called Typhoon! where we would now and then have lunch or dinner. Good food, reasonable prices, convenient location for us.

Unfortunately, they went out of business, and there was some controversy connected to the help, something to do with workers from the old country not getting paid properly. Not exactly white slavery, but there was a judgement against them, and they filed for bankruptcy.

There are a lot of Thai and Vietnamese places locally, so we found others.

A few months ago, a new place, Thai Bloom, opened on Cedar Hills Blvd. in Beaverton, and we saw that some of the chefs from Typhoon! were running it, so we gave it a try.

Food is better than Typhoon!'s was–reasonable prices, great service, clean, neat, convenient, what's not to like? So far we've tried a Ginger Orange Chicken, Crab Pad Thai, Yellow Curry, Panang Curry, Pumpkin Curry, and the fried banana desert and not a bad mouthful in the bunch. 

Second time we had the same waitress, she remembered us and what we had ordered previously. 

Happen to be in the area, check it out ...


Justin said...

It's so easy to find good hole-in-the-wall Asian places here in LA. Many have great prices, awesome food, and attentive service. And Thai curry is a favorite of mine. Heck, we have 2 vegan Thai joints within 2 miles of us!
Back in Minneapolis, there were just a couple Thai places; they were both expensive and mediocre. I'm surprised your area is so bountiful.

Steve Perry said...

Pacific rim, lot of Asian émigrés here, fine cooks among 'em, it's a great foodie town.

Justin said...

Oh, yeah. Forgot about the whole coast-facing-Asia aspect. San Francisco, Seattle, all that.
I was shocked at how Japanese-centric Hawaii was when I honeymooned in Oahu.