I am not the type of person who likes to experiment with different kinds of foods. I like my pasta, burgers and tacos just fine, and I have always thought that was experimental enough for me. A friend of mine invited me to have Thai food in Fremont with her, and I decided to go. I figured that there had to be something on the menu that I would like, even if it was not the traditional foods that I normally eat. I had no idea what was going to be on the menu until I got there, so I was pleasantly surprised.
The two of us usually have an appetizer when we eat out together. Usually, it is something like zucchini planks or onion rings, so seeing things like shrimp rolls, curry puffs, and fried tofu on the appetizer page of the menu was a bit startling. I had heard of tofu, but I had never tried it. The waiter said it was his favorite thing on the menu, so we ordered that along with sweet potato fries, since that was the closest thing to the kind of foods that I normally eat. Both were absolutely delicious, and I actually enjoyed the tofu with the peanut sauce more than the fries.
They had regular salads, but they also had a nice list of Thai salads too. When I read how the green bean salad was made, I knew I wanted it. It is not the traditional green bean salad with french fried onions on it and mushroom soup. This is shredded green beans that has peanuts, coconuts, onions, and more in it. The description had me wanting to taste it so much, and it was even better than I would have thought. This was my first taste of foods outside my comfort zone, but it definitely will not be my last now that I know what I am missing.