Sunday, June 2, 2013

Thai Basil

Thai Basil is one of Aida's favorite restaurants in Boston. From the owners of the delicious Chili Duck this restaurant is nestled smack down in the center of the Back Bay on famous Newbury Street. The food at Thai Basil is amazing, the service is great, and we've never had to wait for a table at this cozy, dark, intimate garden level restaurant. We have been coming to this restaurant for the last two years and we've never had a bad experience! 

To start we almost always order Thai Basil's Combination Platter, which consists of mixed chicken and beef satay, treasure bags, chicken spring rolls, beef golden triangles, shrimp rolls, and mee krob served with a trio of dipping sauces composed of a cucumber salad, peanut sauce, and sweet chili sauce.  Everything on this combination platter is delicious. However, the treasure bags are the star of the plate, filled with beef and vegetables these crunchy creations are perfect when dipped on the sweet chili sauce. This is a great sharing appetizer! 

Combination Platter
Trio of Sauces 
Next we ordered the Basil Fried Rice, which is fried rice in chili paste, garnisheed with chicken, shrimp, egg, fresh veggies, basil, and topped with a Thai omelet. The chili paste gives the dish a mild spiciness perfect for those who don't like spicy food. The proteins were cooked perfectly and the fresh vegetables gave the dish a great crunchiness. The Basil Fried Rice is a great dish we would recommend to everyone dinning at Thai Basil! 

Basil Fried Rice
Basil Fried Rice
To end we ordered Thai Basil's Crispy Pad Thai, which is a mixture of vegetables pan fried with crispy thin egg noodles, egg, chicken, shrimp, and topped with crushed peanuts. This is a delicious plate of Crispy Pad Thai! All of the flavors meld well together creating the perfect dish. A must have when eating at Thai Basil! 

Crispy Pad Thai 
Crispy Pad Thai
We love Thai Basil, their prices are more than reasonable for being on Newbury street. Their peanut sauce is out of this world delicious! We would not recommend this restaurant to large groups due to the space being very small. However, this is the perfect place for an intimate date or get together with a small group of friends. If you have a peanut or nut allergy we would no recommend you dine at Thai Basil for a lot of their dishes involve peanuts. 

For more information on Thai Basil please visit http://www.beyondmenu.com

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