East Side King’s brick and mortar restaurant, Thai-Kun has finally opened at Rock Rose at the Domain. I got the Kao Man Gai, which is steamed chicken thigh, rice, and fermented soybean sauce. I won’t lie, when I got my plate, it looked a little bland. I mean, steamed chicken and white rice… I wasn’t expecting a whole lot. However, the soybean sauce really took it up a notch. You’re supposed to pour the sauce over everything and mix it all up. Once I did that, the chicken and rice was SO flavorful. It took me by surprise how delicious it was! The meal was kind of spicy (and didn’t even have a little spicy-ness indicator on the menu). Luckily, I enjoy spicy foods, so I wasn’t bothered. If you cannot handle spicy foods at all, I’d talk to the waiter before ordering to see if you can get it modified somehow.
After lunch, Brian and I headed down the street (a few storefronts) to Two Hands Coffee. This is a great new coffee shop! They encourage you to linger and hang out, offering free wifi and ceramic cups. I love shops that offer coffee in a ceramic cup if I plan on staying a while to work. It just tastes better, if you ask me. I got a chai tea latte. I’m very picky about my chia teas! I want it spicy and not too sweet. This one definitely hit the spot – very spicy with little sweetness. I’ll for sure be returning to get some lesson planning done once the school year starts.