Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Top Spice

Category: Excellent neighborhood Thai restaurants
Verdict: Very flavorful food that can be both familiar and unusual at the same time


Top Spice is one of those places I like so much that I didn't get around to blogging about it until now; I always knew that I would be back again.  It has several locations and I've eaten in two of them over the years.   I of course enjoy Thai food for all the reasons that so many people do: unusual yet understandable, wonderful and new combinations of spices, and relatively light and healthy.  I've always considered Top Spice to be an excellent example of the genre. Top Spice actually serves both Thai and Malaysian food, which we'll get to in a moment.


I didn't really need an appetizer, but I decided to try a roti murtabak, which I don't think I've had before.  It's a flatbread/pancake filled with ground beef, onion, and spices.  The filling was dry and I think that my mood would have been satisfied with something a little juicier, but I enjoyed it.



I really loved my main course dish, chicken rendang.  It is a Malaysian dish that I hadn't had it in several years but I remembered that I liked it.  The sauce on this dish gave me the sensation of the ground chili and curry spices with both my taste and the feel of the sauce on my mouth.  I could touch the spices with my tongue as I enjoyed their flavor.  It isn't every day that you get such a complete, intense food experience.  I did manage to save some so that I can enjoy the rest at breakfast tomorrow.

Top Spice Thai & Malaysian Csn on Urbanspoon

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