Monday, March 3, 2008
I discovered something new the other day. Just on a whim, we decided to go to a restaurant that I have never tried. Skeptical for I never tasted the food before, I thought that it would be a good idea to broaden my horizons a bit. We decided to go to Lemon Grass Thai Restaurant on Lincoln Highway in Lancaster across from the Rockvale Square Outlets. A smaller place in a strip mall; but don't let this sway you from trying it out.
After sitting down and enjoying the comfortable atmosphere, we looked at our menus and decided to go with the lunch menu that they offered. A choice of three different soups; four of five different appetizers and the same with the main offering.
For a soup we tried the Thai Lemon Grass and The Chicken Coconut. Both were outstanding. The Coconut was especially wonderful, (although I Hate Coconut). A creamy blend but nothing heavy. Great unique flavor and something that I could have eaten given my background with coconut.
For the appetizers, we had the crispy rolls and the Thai Dumplings. Once again we hit a streak, both were wonderful. Full of great flavor and both very intriguing. The Dumplings were served with a sauce that was just right to compliment the flavors inside, being careful not to overpower the delicate flavor. What I liked most is that it was all homemade here.
Then the main dish. We choose the BBQ chicken and the Druken Noodles. The chicken that day was not to our liking. A little dry and not with much flavor. However the Druken Noodles were what I believe Thai Food is all about. What a unique flavor combination. All I could compare this to is the complex flavor of a great wine. Lots of herbs and spices going on that not all were figured out. We decided to send the chicken back and get a second Druken Noodle. I will come back and try the chicken another time to give it a second chance.
So my skepticism has been wiped away, (as far as Thai goes) and I will frequent this place as often as I can. Once again if you can believe it, this restaurant is right here in Lancaster County. About a half hour drive from the Harvest Moon Bed and Breakfast