I'm guessing most of you have never heard of Twin Falls, Idaho. A remote town located two hours south of Boise and three hours north of Salt Lake City, it is more of town to pass through than a destination. I stayed here for five days though and was able to explore all the vegan options available and I'll tell you there aren't many. One of my first stops was A Taste of Thai, a small Thai restaurant in the heart of Twin Falls.
It is located in a strip mall and from the reviews, sounded quite promising. When we arrived, it was a Saturday night around 7 p.m. and there were only like three tables occupied. We waited awkwardly in this area between two booths at the front of the restaurant waiting to be seated. After like five minutes someone signaled for us to sit anywhere. It would have been nice to have been formally greeted.
We sat down and after about another five minutes, we were handed a menu. They had just lost their liquor license so we just had waters. That was disappointing. The menu didn't look very exciting and didn't have the typical Thai dishes that I usually order. I was intrigued by the dish that was marked as their best seller though so I decided to order that. The server told me that they don't use fish sauce at all so many of their vegetarian dishes are vegan as well.
We waited a long time for our dishes, but they eventually came out. The Cashew Nut dish that I ordered was very disappointing. With way too many cashews, too much tofu, and not enough veggies, it was not well-balanced. And the sauce was almost inedible. It was a spicy chili pepper-based sauce and it did not taste good at all.
For a place serving $14 entrees, it was completely overpriced. The wait was entirely too long for a place that was nearly empty, the service was poor, the food didn't taste good, and there were no alcoholic beverages. For all of these reasons, I would not recommend this restaurant. There is a better Thai place downtown that I will review soon.
A Taste of Thai
837 Poleline Road
Twin Falls, ID 83301