Thai 'ing One On

Submission by Fuzz Hill, ALSC Blog Site Manager on special assignment.

The misses and I found ourselves child-free Wednesday afternoon so we figured we deserved a nice dinner together away from the home.  “You want to try Thai” she asks me, followed up with the question if I wanted to try old Thai or new.  She was referring to the two local Thai restaurants out on International Boulevard, the older looking establishment near the 7-11 south of 188th street and the restaurant located in the new WallyPark Complex next to SeaTac Airport.  "We" decided to try the new one called Mango Thai Cuisine and Bar.

Mango is the newest and most exciting Thai restaurant in the Seattle area. Opened for only a short time, Mango has already received quite a few favorable mentions in the Yelp Reviews. My wife and I found the décor to be very elegant with earthy over tones, the dining experience divine, and the linen napkins made it all the more exquisite.  The meals served were ample enough to share family style.  We ordered the Pad Thai with Prawns of course, accompanied with the Yum Nua Rare Beef Salad on the side of the Combo Plate containing wontons, fresh rolls and prawn rolls.  The staff were highly attentive and friendly; dish preparation and display delighted the eye; the freshness of ingredients pleased the pallet; the menu prices were moderate running between 8 – 15 dollars per plate.  The lunch combinations menu offered twelve different exciting meal pairings with the majority being offered at less than $10 a plate.

Nearing completion of our dinner meal the Manager approached us to ask how we enjoyed the food.  His sincerity was genuine as latter into our conversation we learned that he, Pak, is the proprietor of this family owned restaurant and introduced us to his daughter who tends the bar.  Pak revealed the he was a major contributor in establishing three prior locations jointly operated with other family members, with this fourth restaurant being his first solely independent location.  Pak mentioned that much of his current clientele consists mainly of transient business travelers and expressed how he is looking forward to serving the local residents who he enjoys building lasting relationships with through repeat business. 

Pak has an established policy that any employee of Alaska Airlines is given a 10% discount off their bill.  Pak  extends this discount offer of 10% off to any patron who dines with them and mentions the Angle Lake Shore Club.  Mango is open Monday through Sunday from 11 am until 10 pm.

1 comment:

Mark Johnson said...

I agree that Mango is excellent. Unfortunately, the "old" Thai place, Cha Cha Thai, has been closed for quite awhile. It was great for take-out.