I have to admit, I’d been neglecting Thai Flavors for quite a while. Being in the same plaza as Cafe Fuzion is tough because I just love Cafe Fuzion (read our review) so much it was hard to think of trying anything else. I mean, I knew it was there and people always told me about their good experiences at Thai Flavors and I really like the sister restaurant Cool Basil in Clive (read our review), but I guess I can be a creature of habit too even though it seems like I eat at 3 new places a week…. wait, I do that too…I digress….
Pad See Ew
UNTIL a cold Friday evening came upon us and we knew we wanted Thai, but none of us wanted to venture out in the cold to get it….Someone mentioned that Thai Flavors delivered….Hello!? How did I not know this? Then I thought, surely we were out of the delivery area….We called anyway on the off chance they’d deliver to us…they DO! The normal delivery charge is $2, but they would delver out of the area for $5…..SO WORTH IT! I’m also excited to go in to try their lunch specials. Popular dishes like pad thai and and cashew chicken starting at $6.99. They also offer sushi and a kids menu at very reasonable prices. We ordered the kids steamed noodles for my son for only $1.50 and the portion was huge!
Curry Fried Rice
Now dont’ get confused, the “location” on the Thai flavors website gives the address for Cool Basil, but the address is really 1254 E 14th St, Des Moines, IA 50316.
I couldn’t believe how fast the delivery was and everything arrived piping hot even though it was like -10 degrees out (sorry Mr. delivery man! I assure you we tipped him well!). We tried the curry fried rice, pad see ew and larb. Everything was really good! We both agreed that the taste was spot on with each dish, but could have used a little more sauce on the pad see ew and larb. But the fact that they deliver it right to my door make it’s perfect!
I’m pretty sure we’ve found a new “regular” place (for delivery nights) since delivery is much easier than taking the little people out to sit in a restaurant. Oh, they can make a lot of the dishes gluten-free for you if you ask!