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Taste of Thailand

3321 Lorna Road, Hoover
A reader-recommended restaurant, serving mild, medium, and Thai hot food such as spring rolls, chicken satay, Thai curries, noodle dishes, fish, stir-fry, Thai roast duck, as well as sushi, in a nice-casual atmosphere. Plenty of vegetarian options.

Posted on Monday, June 4, 2007 at 09:52PM by Registered CommenterDeborah Lockridge in | Comments11 Comments

Reader Comments (11)

Taste of Thailand was recommended to us years ago by a med student who was Thai. His take on the food was that it was authentic Comfort Food, very similar to what he would find served by a great cook in the family, like a grandmother or aunt. Rarely have we been dissapointed. It has become one of our regular stops.

July 26, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterLynda

Taste of Thailand has been around a LONG time... We've always enjoyed it, but one recommendation, steer away from the seafood dishes!

July 31, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAJ

Our informal supper club dined here recently and everyone was very pleased with their food and the service. Some had been hesitant to come since they had not eaten Thai food before but they and others said they would definitely be going back for more. We especially enjoyed their coconut soup.

October 3, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterBJ

yet another over-rated Thai place in Bham

November 5, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterShia

Nothing spectacular, but a good alternative to Surin where everything is starting to taste the same. Overall I've been pleased with each experience here. I like their "Super Crunch" better than Surin's.

November 30, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterbg

Went back. For some reason, I enjoyed it much more this time. We got the Pad Kee Mao and Tamarin Catfish. Not too sweet, unlike Surin. The fish was fried, but only lightly so, not overly breaded. Just enough so you could crunch the tail and such.
I don't know what I ordered before that I didn't like, and indeed I would stay away from the shrimp (as I do in most Bham places anyway), but the fish seemed reasonably fresh for a Bham establishment.

July 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShia

We've dined here many times, mainly out of convenience's sake since Thai Garden House moved downtown. On our most recent visit, I ordered Chicken Masmun, which is always tasty, but this time I asked if they could add some extra vegetables and was told yes, for an additional $1.50, which seemed reasonable. That is, until the dish arrived and I saw the "extra vegetables" amounted to less than a tablespoon of peas and carrots (obviously from a frozen mix). My husband pointed out that there is a sign in the kitchen that he could read that says that employees may not drink soda, only water or tea. Obviously the management is a little focused on saving money. From now on, we'll drive to Thai Garden or one of the Surins, which while not cheap are at least not cheapskates.

September 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRRR

HORRIBLE! i should of bought something from the frozen section in a Walmart!!!!! I called the order in for pick-up and they had me sitting at the bar for 20 minutes because they thought i wanted to place a order for CARRY-OUT - either way....no one ever came to me....and when someone finally did....me food was sitting there all along from before i walked in!!!!....the food was dry and skimpy[my container was half-empty]....it wreaked of old fish[smell] that was never refrigerated!!!. I Recommend :
" SURIN 280" [from 459 - take Mtn. Brook/ highway 280 exit] best THAI food in BIRMINGHAM, AL!!!!

October 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterno-Go-Bro!

Taste of Thailand costs about as much as you would spend at Surin West, but the food is better. The sushi is very good (one of the few places you can get Anago [Sea Eel], of which I am very fond), the curry is excellent, the atmosphere is great - very warm and cozy feeling with a rather rustic Thai feel to the decor.

Overall, if you're looking for a treat, I'd recommend this place hands down; however, if you're not familiar with Thai food and are not sure your stomach can handle it then I would recommend the Chicken Masaman - order it mild if you don't like spicy food.

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNP Ericson

The waitress charged me for each coke I drank. When I asked why I was being charged $2 each time they refilled my drink, they said it was policy. I'm sorry--I've never had to pay for refills for a fountain drink. Cheap!

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