It was getting late for lunch and I had just tweeted about it, so after a quick chat (Me: Wanna have Thai food? AnnMarie: Sure) Lemongrass Grill became our dining decision. AnnMarie ordered Pad See You noodles, or as they call it “Fun in Black”, and I opted for the very similar La(r) Nard, or as they call it, Noodle Nana. Really love those names.
AnnMarie did the honors of picking up our order and had no problems. When she got back to the office and I took my dish out of the bag, I was suprised to see that it was packaged like a soup. I definitely hadn’t realized that was the case when I ordered it, but I just emptied it out into a bowl and quickly got over the shock. That said, had I known what I was getting into, I probably would have ordered differently. Not to say that my Noodle Nana with beef was bad, just that it wasn’t exactly what I was looking for. The noodles and beef were both decent and I liked the Chinese broccoli. I just didn’t get much benefit out of the soup aspect of the dish and would have preferred simply the ingredients and a sauce.
As for AnnMarie, she liked the idea of Pad See You (this was her first time ordering it), but didn’t love this version. Her Fun in Black featured chicken that was good and there was plenty of it, and same with the noodles. Problem was it just lacked that special something to put it over the top. She’ll keep looking though.
Overall, our meal from Lemongrass Grill was solid, but unspectacular. It filled us up and made us satisfied, but wasn’t the kind of food that had us screaming more.