I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve done a legit food post. Charles and I have been really focused on not eating out to save money, choosing to instead cook our breakfast and dinners at home with enough leftovers to eat for lunch the next day.
But every once in a blue moon, we give ourselves permission to go out to eat whether with each other or with our friends. And when we do eat out, we prefer to go out for lunch because the pricing for a midday meal is generally always lower than for dinner.
This is where Sisters Thai – The Living Room Cafe in Old Town Fairfax, VA comes in with their awesome lunch specials.
My friend, Leslie (pretty lady in the photo below) and I visited Sisters Thai on one cold and very rainy day. Thankfully the interior of Sisters Thai was cozy and warm in it’s welcome when we arrived at the restaurant. They don’t call it the Living Room Cafe for nothing.
Monday through Friday between 11am to 3pm, Sisters Thai offers a lunch special you can’t beat = A starter and entree for $7.95. This a great deal because normally the the starters average at about $4-$5 and the entree anywhere between $10-$15.
Leslie ordered the chicken curry which unfortunately wasn’t one of the menu items available on the lunch special menu. But not to worry because I ordered the crispy spring rolls (which we shared) and went with the Pad Thai because I must confess that I’m a bit of a Pad Thai snob…
^^ A little off topic but aren’t Leslie’s nails super cute? A couple months ago she put me onto Jamberry, a company that specializes in nail wraps and gel enamels that you can do at home (she did hers all by herself). Since then, I’ve become a little obsessed with Jamberry and how easy it is to do my nails as I’m a pretty low maintenance person.
But anyways, back to the food haha.
Where did I leave off??? Oh yea… Pad Thai snob.
What is a Pad Thai snob, you ask? It’s a person who always only ever orders Pad Thai when she eats at a Thai restaurant. Even if it’s a new restaurant, I’ll barely look at the menu because I already know… I’m getting the Pad Thai with chicken (or a combination of chicken and shrimp if I’m feeling like a baller and want to pay that extra $2 or$3 for the shrimp). As a result, I’ve become a bit of a snob when it comes to Pad Thai and have developed a particular taste for what I think is good Pad Thai and what isn’t.
Thankfully Sisters Thai knows its Pad Thai. The noodles were nice and chewy without being too tough and the shape of the noodles wasn’t too wide. There was a decent dousing of crushed peanuts to add some crunch and I didn’t get a big oily aftertaste in my mouth after each bite (I hate that feeling). There was also diced up pieces of semi-crispy tofu hanging around on my plate with the chicken which I thought added a nice dynamic to the overall taste of the meal. The only thing I would’ve changed was to have the green onions diced up into smaller pieces so the onion flavor wasn’t so loud when I bit into it but other than that, I really enjoyed the meal.
Dear Sisters Thai: You had my at interior and lunch specials… As the weather gets colder and colder, I can definitely see myself coming back whenever I need a midday pick up full of yummy food and warmth/coziness.
Sisters Thai – The Living Room Cafe
4004 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Is there a menu item you always order when you eat out that you’ve become a bit of a food snob for? Let me know in the comments below :)