Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Wild Thaiger

2631 N Central Ave.

Phoenix, AZ 85004

11/2 Blocks South of Thomas Rd, East side of Central Ave. Light Rail Station at Thomas & Central Ave.

CUISINEThai (hence the clever name)

Last semester I completed an internship with a woman named Chef Rachel. She specializes in all-natural cooking and lifestyle with an emphasis in helping people with food allergies and tolerances. She brought me along to do a restaurant review with her. I am always doing an internal review when I eat somewhere, but this was for real, note-taking and all! It was a great time and a positive experience. See the breakdown...

Atmosphere 4/5
This place was fun, modern, clean cut, elegant, but still authentic-feeling. Sometimes Thai restaurants can have a bad smell when you first walk in the door. Wild Thaiger had a "good grub" smell as soon as I walked in the door. You can see the chefs cooking and hear the sizzling of yummy food being seared. Lunchtime made for a full house and there was not an empty table! Outside dining is super cozy, couches and all, very cute.

Food 4.5/5
The entree I ordered was "JUNGLE LOVE." This dish was overflowing with exotic vegetables, tender meat, and rich sauce. Perfect heat, texture, and flavor. I am a huge fan of peanut sauces and Wild Thaiger's is very scrumptious. An important note is that there were no overpowering after tastes to where you feel like you taste it for the rest of the day. This dish was so colorful. rich, and spicy. Veggie-lovers dream (the boar was good as well).

Service 4/5
Servers are helpful in describing what certain dishes are. Any requests were speedily met. It did take a while to get our food, but it was a huge lunch rush, so that was to be expected.

Overall 4.5/5
If you love Thai---> GO
If you are looking for a new place to try--->GO
If you began salivating while reading--->GO

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