On our way to Utah, we stayed the stayed the night at our friend’s in Seattle. I wanted stay close by, and since I seem to always be in a South East Asian mood, we chose Spice Room (with the help of this site)
Their menu has a lot of items on it, some standard and some quite different in a Thai menu. We started with the Spicy Friend Chicken wings with a mango and mint dip. It’s a different take on the sweet Thai chili sauce that we’re used to for the better. The wings were dry and crispy and very moist inside. The sauce quite sweet. I kind of wished that the wings were tossed in the sauce so that each piece was well coated.
We also got the Beef Garden, which came with well marinated beef and thin rice vermicelli and herbs that you wrap in a lettuce leaf. I found it to be just OK. It had good flavours, but wasn’t anything too special.
I had a tough time deciding between Pad Thai and Green Curry, but I went with the latter. The Green Curry chicken was just OK though. I asked for very spicy, but they just added some chili flakes on top, and even then wasn’t too spicy. It was a good heat, but all the other flavours seemed a bit toned down. The chicken was tender, and came with some chunked egg plant and Thai basil.
We also ordered some Beef Phad Thai.
Drunken Noodles with wide rice noodles, egg, vegetables, and herbs in a sweet chili paste. I liked these noodles, spicy and sweet, with slightly chewy noodles.
Ann ordered the Deep Fried Whole Tilapia with Mushroom, bell pepper and basil with a sweet chili sauce.
..and devoured it all..
They also had a Fisherman’s plate which had a good mix of seafood – squid, mussels, mixed vegetables in a nice seafood stock. Lots of food, and a good value.
Finally, the last dish was the Phad Bai Kaplau.
The decor was nice, and the staff was very friendly.
4909 Rainier Ave. S