A couple of Sunday’s ago my wife and I decided we wanted to order in dinner. We quickly decided we didn’t want pizza and would rather have some sort of Asian. Eventually we settled on Ruthai’s Thai Kitchen, which is just down the hill from our house. We almost decided to go elsewhere once we found out that they didn’t offer delivery, but my wife offered to pick up our carry out order while the Bengals game was on the TV.

I didn’t get to see the inside of the restaurant, but I’ve walked and driven past enough times to know that it isn’t a very big place. She mentioned that they have some traditional tables with seating on the floor. Sounds like it could be a fun experience eating in, so we will have to do that in the future sometime.

Basil Noodle With Chicken

As we typically do we decided to order a couple of dishes and split them. My choice was the basil noodles with chicken ($9.95), which features stir fried soft wide noodle with tomato, bamboo shoot, green bean, bell peppers and fresh basil. This dish typically comes with egg too, but I had that removed. Every dish gets a choice of mild, medium, hot, or Ruthai hot. I figured that Ruthai hot would be way to much and decided to go with hot. Even this spice level was perhaps a little too much, and this is coming from someone who loves spicy food. Aside from the overpowering spice the ingredients were all fresh and cooked perfectly.

Massaman Curry With Chicken

My wife selected the Massaman Curry ($10.95) with chicken as well. The meat is simmered in coconut milk with a special curry paste, sweet potato, potato, carrot, snow peas, and ground peanut. This dish was excellent! She ordered medium on the spice scale and I felt that it could have used a little more spice for me. It seems that it may take some time to get used to their spice scale and the effects on various dishes. The serving sizes were large and the prices are fair. We will definitely be back for more in the future.

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