Restaurant Review: Thai of Austell
Thai of Austell offers great Thai cuisine and Italian desserts.
Eat different. It worked for Apple and it's working for Thai of Austell.
When I first walked in I could see Thai of Austell was a little different. It doesn't have many of the gaudy, over the top, yes-we're-a-Chinese/Japanese/Thai/Korean restaurant decorations that adorn just about every other Chinese/Japanese/Thai/Korean restaurant I've ever been in.
The place is small, about 10 tables, and I would like to say cozy,' but due to it being small and the cold weather, a chill would encapsulate the place every time someone would enter or leave. That being said, it was still charming, clean and well kept.
I was on a mission to not eat anything I've had before so for an appetizer, I chose Tom Kha Gai soup and some fried calamari. At first the only flavor I could taste in the soup was ginger but as it cooled down, a little the coconut, lime and chili began to hold their own, making the soup more enjoyable. (Now for the fellow rednecks out there, calamari is just a fancy way of saying squid tentacles.) If you are one to feel nervous about trying new foods I tell you this: you have nothing to be afraid of. It's just another fried food. With the exception of the fried batter, there's not much of a flavor. It has to be dipped in the included mild sweet chili sauce to really be enjoyed.
I had the ginger chicken, one of the few dishes not labeled as spicy, for the main course. It was made from sliced chicken, ginger, scallions, mushrooms, bell peppers, baby corn and carrots served in its own broth with a side of rice. With this array of flavors, it's definitely a clean-your-plate experience.
Eating dessert makes me feel like a kid. I just get so excited, and today was no exception. Tiramisu was my chosen dessert. That's right, an Italian dessert at a Thai restaurant. It was cake, espresso, custard, and whipped cream spun together to make a light, I-can't-believe-it's-already-gone treat. Though it came with two spoons I decided it was too good to share.
The food was tasty with generous proportions. Thai of Austell a classier alternative to your ho-hum Asian restaurant. Though its small size and the regular cold breeze from outside didn't mix, I still look forward to eating there again.