Mary Murphy, Contributing Writer
This past week, a few of my friends and I decided to go check out a Thai restaurant in Las Colinas: Thai Chili, a cozy little restaurant off of Las Colinas Blvd.
Although the restaurant was busy, the waitstaff did an excellent job of making sure that we were taken care of.
When ordering, I was thankful to find that spices were only mixed into the meal if you asked. On the back of the menu, I found a chart displaying the different levels of spiciness available, the highest being “Kill Me.”
When we ordered, one of my friends asked for medium spice, and the waiter made sure we knew that medium spice at this restaurant was a bit stronger than what his idea of medium probably was.
I found this heads-up helpful because of my restaurant experience last week, when there was some miscommunication about spiciness. It was nice of the waiter at Thai Chili to make sure the customer knew what he was getting into when ordering a medium-spice dinner.
Another of my friends ordered an interesting drink called Thai Tea, which is made out of black tea and coconut milk. I tasted it, and it was delicious.
I stayed on the safe side and ordered the pan-fried flat noodle with chicken and no spice. The pan-fried flat noodle consists of flat noodles, fried with your choice of meat, egg and broccoli. It was amazing. For $7.50, there was an abundance of food.
The meal also came with a free soup or salad, and my friends and I even received a free meal. Apparently, Thai Chili has a special at lunch on Thursdays and Fridays: If you buy three meals, you get the fourth free.
Going to Thai Chili for lunch seems to be the best way to make the most of your money. All of the dishes range from about $8 – $10, and they come with a lot of food.
The meals get a little pricier for dinner. The pan-fried flat noodle jumps from $7.50 to $9.95, as do most of the entrées. The average dinner entrée costs around $10 – $13.
However, even though the price goes up, there are more options to choose from at dinner. There are more appetizers, soups and salads, seafood options, and desserts. The menu even has a vegetarian section for both lunch and dinner.
Although the dinner menu has more variety, if you have free time during the day, I would suggest visiting Thai Chili for lunch on a Thursday or Friday with a few friends. You get great food and a great deal as well.
Thai Chili is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
If you have any questions about Thai Chili, call (972) 831-0797.
Thai Chili / 397 Las Colinas Blvd E #170 / Irving, TX 75039