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Romantic restaurant that makes you feel spoilt?
For my boyfriend’s Christmas present I want to take him to a restaurant. He’s a person who takes great pleasure in enjoying the “finer things in life”. For our 1 year anniversary we went to the Paladarr Thai Issan – Alphington, and the service has absolutely blown my mind. Waiter very intent on pleasing us, considerate, perfect. Put the napkin on my lap and everything. The food was also fantastic but the point is that at the end I felt spoilt stupid! Have you been to another restaurant that made you feel spoilt? Any you’d recommend? Romantic? Any other “finer things in life” style christmas pressies to suggest??
Thanks, and have a Merry Christmas or whatever else you celebrate!
Depends on how far you want to travel… My absolute all time favorite romantic dinner was at Jessica’s in downtown Perth, Australia. The ambiance was wonderful, the service great. The food unbelievable, and they featured some really great local wines. We had candlelite at the tables, a beautiful view of the water, and quiet, tasteful classical music. I want to go back!
thai issan restaurant
Thai Issan Restaurant is located in the heart of Petaluma’s historic downtown.
On the busy corner where east meets west lies a hidden secret. A place like no other. From the outside you wouldn’t know what lies beneath. A palace filled with charm and beauty.
Thai Isaan Restaurant
Isaan is an agricultural area with many paddy fields. Rice fields upon rice fields, all flat for miles and miles around, spotted with trees, communities and farm houses. That is where we, and our restaurant’s cuisine come from.
The Isaan people are Lao descendents and live in northern Thailand. The Isaan region is considered one of the poorest in Thailand, with the majority of the population involved in rice farming. As with many Thai people, the Isaan believe that “to be Thai is to be Buddhist.” The Isaan people speak the Isaan language, which is basically the Lao language with a few minor changes. In fact, Lao people understand 100 percent of the Isaan language.
The first people came to Thailand from southern China, forming a federation of city-states known as Lanna, with Chiang Mai as its center. Chiang Mai remained remote from the rest of the country until the railroad was built in 1921.Therefore the north still retains much of its native culture, including its crafts and its food. Anthropologists believe that rice may have originated in northern Thailand, but even the rice here is different: northerners prefer steamed, glutinous rice, rolled into small balls and dipped into delicious sauces.In a true Isaan style at a traditional kantoke dinner, you would sit on the floor around a bamboo table and help yourself to a selection of continuously replenished dishes. The menu might feature naem (pork sausage that can be eaten plain or mixed into various dishes), also called sai oua; khao soy (egg noodles with chicken, coconut cream, and crispy garlic) and gaeng hang lay (spicy curry with pork and tamarind flesh) from neighboring Burma,now called Myanmar; and steamed baby prawns.
The meal might be accompanied by nam prik noom (chili-lime sauce) from Laos, rice wafers encrusted in sesame seeds and black mushrooms; and succulent longan fruit which grows everywhere. Of course it is not possible for us to offer such a dining experience here but we keep as close as possible to the flavour disciplines as we possibly can.
Yelp claims that this Thai Issan (http://www.thaiissanfood.com) has closed for business. However, its website just seems to have undergone a switch: https://thaiissanfood.gimmegrub.com/. So who knows?
No doubt there are numerous other restaurants named Thai Issan or Thai Isaan throughout the World. No matter — it was not my intention to try to be comprehensive; this post was more designed for entertainment purposes.
Here are a few further Thai Issan/Isaan restaurant mentions (post edit July 23, 2012):
Classic Thai food from The Issan Region. A neighborhood favorite! Spend an extra $5 and get two free thai ice teas!Restaurant ReviewsThai Issan promises good.
Publish Date: 09/19/2008 14:56
Paladarr Thai Issan, Alphington. This tucked out of the way Northern Thai restaurant in Alphington is not your average local Thai joint- its a lot prettier… and your wallet may feel a lot lighter on the way out! But in general, it …
Publish Date: 05/19/2012 23:26
Paladarr Thai Issan is a award winning Thai restaurant that has gained the right to be one of the best restaurants in melbourne with its delicious thai meals and exhilarating wines. This exquisite Thai restaurant is a bit out of …
Publish Date: 06/11/2012 17:00
Thai Food – Done Tapas Style! The Grand Hyatt’s Issan Restaurant. A chef at work at the Thai Restaurant, Issan. I’ve been to lots of restaurants in Qatar. Many of them have been excellent. Yet at the same time, and especially at the top of the …
Publish Date: 07/05/2009 13:15
Specialty restaurant, metro: Rumi Restaurant, East Brunswick. Specialty restaurant, regional: Office 3564 Café and Wine Bar, Echuca. Thai restaurant, metro: Paladarr Thai Issan, Alphington. Greek restaurant, metro: Hellenic …
Publish Date: 08/08/2011 17:00
A few weeks ago during the Heatwave From Hell best-friend-K and I decided to check out Paladarr Thai Issan, a restaurant I’d heard about through the grapevine. It’s in Alphington, a suburb I’d never been to until that hot, hot …
Publish Date: 02/18/2009 0:55
Thai Issan, delicious Thai food in downtown Petaluma, California. We recently enjoyed lunch at Thai Issan. The restaurant is decorated with Thai items (including some mirrors which were for sale). There is a large, relaxing …
Publish Date: 12/23/2009 11:42
Donkey Japanese Restaurant Wyndham St, Auckland Central Hobson Express Cafe & Takeaway Hobson St, Auckland Central Invito Limited Bacons Ln, Auckland Central Is2 Snow Ice Elliott St, Auckland Central Thai Issan …
Publish Date: 06/24/2012 10:00
In summer 2008, I was proven wrong when I was assigned to write a review of a newly-opened restaurant in the city of Cerritos. That restaurant is Issan Thai. After my first lunch there, I realized that fine Thai dining is alive and …
Publish Date: 01/07/2009 16:55
Thai Issan on Urbanspoon. This dinner was squeezed in between 3 other stops I made with the manbitesworld.org crew. In addition, we also had Claro’s Italian sub which totaled to coronary-inducing 4 restaurants in 6 hours.
Publish Date: 11/18/2008 15:58
Paladarr Thai Issan – 5 Star Thai Dining! Posted on January 15, 2012 by LVV Admin … Paladarr has probably the most interesting wine list for a Thai restaurant in Australia that we have seen. It is predominently International with a strong …
Publish Date: 01/15/2012 12:54
Thai Isaan Restaurant, 136 Hinemoa St, Birkenhead, North Shore. Menu, reviews, ratings & hours for Thai Isaan Restaurant North Shore.
Publish Date: 03/20/2009 20:00
Great Songs from Lao Thai Issan + Great pictures !!
Uploaded by JaoAi007 on Aug 15, 2010
Home N Restaurant Summer of 2010 and Two Great Songs from Lao Thai Issan
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