Restaurant: Thai Taste Charlotte
Location: 324 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203
3 Locations total. (Matthews, Charlotte, University-area
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Website: Official Web Site
Food Selection: Thai
Health Rating: 94, A
- Lunch: Monday to Thursday: 11:30am-2:30pm; Friday: 11:30am-2:30pm; Saturday: Closed; Sunday: Closed
- Dinner: Monday to Thursday: 5:00pm-9:30pm; Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm-10:30pm; Sunday: 5:00pm-9:30pm
The Initial Walk-In:
Thai Taste is a nice little quaint restaurant. Simple and straight to the point. You walk in and can see the entire restaurant. Tables along the walls and some tables in the middle of the floor. We were seated immediately (Sunday night).
Course of Meals:
The typical routine: We were seated and then asked for our drink orders.
Appetizer: Dumplings with Rice.
They were easy to chew and light. They had a meaty taste to them and the "skin" of the dumpling had a slight plastic taste/feel. As a result, I felt it to be slightly bland. There was not a lot of flavor.
Main Meal: Pra Ram Sham Long
Dinner was served on one plate. The initial opinion of the portion size was a good size. My meal had spinach, green beans, carrots, onions, and pork glazed in peanut sauce.
The sauce had a "cloudy" taste, almost chalky. As Peanut Sauce varies in intensities, this was a more subtle sauce. The pork began to harden as the meal went on as the cuts were very thin. The vegetables were tasty.
After I finished my meal I felt full. However, upon reflecting on my meal, I felt chalky and blandish. Thus, my satisfaction with my meal was mediocre, at best.
The atmosphere is relaxed. The lighting is adequate. It is easy to carry on conversations with your counterparts. They have Asian music playing, which is just loud enough so you will not be distracted by other people's conversations. The main window faces East Blvd. They also have Thai photos all along the walls and umbrellas hanging upside from the ceilings.
The staff is friendly. They were prompt with filling our glasses.
*The sauce bottles were sticky on the outside
*We had to ask for chop sticks
What's Special about Thai Taste:
*Food served quickly
Closing Everything Out:
My meal (appetizer and dinner) was $14.20 with tip, so TT will not break the bank. I left feeling full, but not having enjoyed myself (food-wise). It has a simple location with a friendly staff and quick to serve. I will try this place again though because I like Thai food. It simply could have been the dish I selected that was not memorable.
~the RESTAURANT GUY