Monday, February 19, 2007

Siam Terrace

Monday morning Joe and I returned to the dingy coridors of Gregory Hall and visited with some of our favorite journalism professors. After our heads were filled with inspiration and ideas, we headed to Siam Terrace, the best Thai restaurant in town, for Panang Tofu and Java Chicken. This time they had a salad with a very fresh tasting grated diakon dressing. We also ordered fresh spring roll... it didn't have much of interest inside, but the thick dipping sauce more than makes up for it. Also, the tender rice wrapper was just right.
Siam Terrace employs a pepper system in its menu:
1 pepper = beginner
2 peppers = intermediate
3 peppers = expert
4 peppers = Congratulations! You've become Thai

I've only ordered 1 pepper dishes... which compare to Toy's Thai Kitchen's spicer dishes. I've got a long way to go in training my taste buds to speak Thai.

After lunch we swung by Art Mart for gourmet cookies for the road. Unfortunately, we inhaled the chocolate chunk pistachio and chocolate chunk cookies too fast to photograph. Joe has interviewed the owner of the Urbana store, and says they use a special process to chunk the belgian chocolate for their cookies. I'm guessing the ratio of chocolate to dough is close to 50/50.

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