I have been craving for something and couldn’t figure out what, until my friend and I passed by Thai Thip Restaurant in Hurst. I thought, hmm maybe it is a Thai spice I was craving for. I think it is as I have not eaten a really good Thai food for a long time since last November of 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand (Mali Restaurant, which is for me by far the best Thai Restaurant in the world).
Thai food sounds good and it was around lunch time. Wow! Thai Thip was packed. I’ve never seen Thai Thip this packed. The few times that we’ve been here was either after lunch or before their closing time, and usually there were only few tables occupied (sometimes only us). But not this time. I am glad. They have the best tasting Thai Food in HEB area.
To give you a little background of Thai Thip Restaurant, it used to be called Thai Thipawan. For some reason it was changed. Who cares as long as the food always taste good and the usual friendly atmosphere in the restaurant (specially when Andrei the manager is around).
It was about after 10 minutes after we sat down when we were approached by a service staff, and served us a small bowl of Thai Congee (lighter version of Filipino Congee) which is a complimentary with every lunch meal. The taste was so authentic Thai food. That taste gave me a lift and expecting a more sumptuous lunch.
Well, it was around 15 minutes after we finished our small bowl when we waved a hand to the manager and told us he will be with us after attending to one of the customers. I can see in his face the stress when you are bombarded with people ordering, paying (I can relate with service business as I used to own a restaurant in Kuwait). I can understand that so it was not a problem waiting and the fact that we were not in a hurry helped our situation. If we were, that was a different question. 🙂
Once he approached and recognized us, it was like long lost friends met again. A little bit of chit chat and he took our order.
I had a Pad Sae Ew in Thailand but never in Thai Thip so I tried it, and I think it’s one of the best I had so far.
My friend had his “all time-fave” of Chicken Pad Thai (which in my opinion was not that good). They didn’t use the authentic Pad Thai Noodles which supposedly a bit wider (hope they will change the noodles in the future). It is what they used in Thailand so I’m basing my opinion from that.
We also had glasses of Iced Tea but the owner came back to us with a Kraft full of Iced Tea and said “this is only between you and me”. That made me laugh and appreciated the gesture.
And for the desert, a Thai Coconut Ice Cream with Black Rice.
- This was a good coconut ice cream and the black rice compliment the sweetness.
I was drawn by the image flashing on the TV so I have to order a take-out of Thai Crab Fried Rice. It is a fried rice with crab meat, eggs, tomatoes, green onions, and onions.
- This is one of the best fried rice I have ever had.
We have tried other dishes as well in multiple occasions. Let me know in the comment area which you think is the best dish for you.
Pad Kra Pow (Stir fried Ground Pork with Thai mint and Thai Spicy sauce and topped with sunny side up egg)
- I wasn’t crazy about it, as there was a lot of ground pork in it.
Spring Rolls (Thin rice noodles and fresh vegetables wrapped in soft rice paper. Served with peanut sauce and Thai sweet and sour sauce).
Fried Tilapia saute’d in Oyster sauce, Thai sauce with vegetables
- This dish is not in their menu but you can ask for it. It was good but it was a bit salty and too much sauce.
Tom Kha Gai Noodle Soup (Coconut Chicken Soup)
Thai soup with galangal, lime leaves, lemon grass, mushrooms, tomatoes and chili.
- I like the taste of it, I recommend it.
Thai Pho (Rice noodle with a choice of meat in bean sprout, green onions and cilantro)
- This is my first time to try Thai Pho, and it was actually very good. Similar to a Vietnamese Pho I had in Vietnam few months ago.
Thai Iced Tea (A traditional brew of flavorful Thai Tea leaves light sweetened with cream)
- I normally don’t order Tea with cream, but what the heck I tried it. It was good but very sweet. Not for the Diabetic!
Lemongrass Iced Tea
- It was subtle but good.
It has a warmth feeling but I wish the owner change the wall paint. The color (Pink, light blue and green) makes it look like a Mexican Restaurant. The counter needs a makeover and put some bar stools where single customers can eat. That way, the restaurant can accommodate more customers.
This by far is the best Thai Restaurant in H.E.B. area (Hurst, Euless, Bedford), but I will search for other Thai Restaurants to have a comparison.
Very friendly and accommodating.
What about you? Which is the best Thai Restaurant for you? It may be in HEB area or in the world.
Monday to Thursday 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday – Saturday 11:00 AM to 9:30PM
Sunday Noon to 9:00 PM
461 West Harwood Road, Hurst, Texas, 76054
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