Mar 19, 2018: The girls and I had dinner at Thai One On after our original dinner location was unexpectedly closed that day. I had been to this location of Thai One On before but that had probably been more than 10 years ago. XD Nothing had changed inside the restaurant and by the looks of it, since they hadn’t changed anything up, it looked rather drab and old inside when compared to other restaurants these days that have a more refreshed decor.
We were the only customers dining in on this Monday evening. Even when we arrived to the restaurant and walked to a table, that was only when the automatic lights flickered on.
Instead of actual restaurant menus that they had before, they now only use their take-out paper menu as the dine-in one. We found that telling that they cater much more to take-out orders rather than dine-in customers.
We decided on and placed our orders quickly and the food arrived momentarily too. I found it a bit awkward to be the only ones dining in the restaurant. There was no background music at all which meant all of our conversations could be heard by the staff if they really paid attention to us. There was a TV showing CP24 News but there was no sound coming from it. I really think all restaurants should have some type of music or soundtrack in the background. It makes it a lot less awkward for their customers and makes for a more cozy dining environment. (I can think of another restaurant where there was no background music which made my meal uncomfortable.)
Anyway, we ordered the Coconut Mango Chicken and Pineapple Red Curry Shrimp and an extra bowl of rice to share. This was the perfect portion since the two dishes were actually quite substantial!
The Coconut Mango Chicken was a plate of deep fried chicken with coconut, fresh mango, baby corn, and sweet peppers. There was a lot of chicken indeed!
The Pineapple Red Curry Shrimp was a bowl of shrimp with red curry sauce, pineapple, snow peas, sweet peppers, and fresh basil leaves. This dish already came with one bowl of steamed rice. I was really impressed with how many shrimps there were in the bowl and also how firm and silky the shrimps were! The red curry sauce wasn’t too spicy and was milky in texture.
I liked that the three of us shared two dishes and we only had to pay around $12 or so for our dinner. It was a good and affordable meal.