Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Prasai's Thai, Twin Falls, ID

After not having had a good experience at A Taste of Thai of Twin Falls, I headed to the other popular Thai restaurant downtown -- Prasai's Thai.  This restaurant has been open since 1998 so I figured it either had to be really good or it was just doing well because it was one of just a few Thai restaurants in the area. Either way, it was worth a visit.

The restaurant was a stand-alone restaurant a bit outside of the downtown area. When you first walk in you have a view of the kitchen where one of the men signaled for us to find a seat. There were a few big parties dining on this Monday night. We took a seat towards the back of the restaurant. It was a simple, casual restaurant with a lot of Thai artwork, glass-topped tables and vinyl-backed chairs.

Me and my friend ordered Singha Thai beers. I liked the beer, but I'm not much of a beer connoisseur.

The server informed me that many of the vegetable-based dishes were made with fish sauce and advised me to order the basic mixed vegetables with tofu, minus the fish sauce. So, I did. It came with broccoli, snow peas, onions, carrots, mushrooms, and soft tofu. The sauce was incredibly plain -- like flavored water so I doused it with soy sauce to give it some flavor. Needless to say, it wasn't great, but at least it was edible. And I was happy to have some vegetables in a town that isn't very vegan-friendly.

I felt like this should have been an $8 entree, not an $11 entree so I felt it was overpriced.  The service was fine, but nothing to note. And the food was mediocre at best. That said, I'd come back just because there really aren't many options in Twin Falls. My recommendation to the restaurant would be to perfect a few sauces without fish sauce for the vegetarians to make the meals tastier.

Prasai's Thai
428 2nd Avenue East
Twin Falls, ID 83301
(208) 733-2222

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