Lunch at Thai Village

Thai Village has 5 locations on Oahu. We chose the one at Waimalu Plaza for our lunch. It was our first time dining there.

It has a bright, cheery ambience. I love the decor.

During the time we were there, only 4 tables were occupied by customers.

Very pleasant to dine in an uncrowded restaurant.

Less risk of catching the Covid.

Here we are:

Summer rolls with peanut sauce. The rolls consist of shrimp, noodles, and veggies wrapped in rice paper. The peanut sauce gives these rolls flavor:

Beef broccoli. This is a ubiquitous dish, which is not made solely by Thai people. Other cultures make this. It’s very healthy and good for you:

Pad Thai with chicken. This consists of noodles, chicken breast, tofu, bean sprouts, and green onions. Delicious:

Dessert was Banana rice cake with coconut ice cream. Banana and glutinous rice were steamed together inside a banana leaf. This hot concoction was paired with cold coconut ice cream. Delicious:

The spice level of these items was mild.

I regret not ordering Penang curry, but we wanted to try other dishes. Next time, I’ll order it. What’s a Thai meal without curry?

This cuisine reminded me of my time in Thailand. I taught English in Bangkok for ten months in 1969. It was the experience of a lifetime!

This is a photo of me with my Thai students at their wedding reception. I am the one in the orange gown.

I was 23 at the time. Now, I am 76. How time flies! (Bangkok, Thailand, 1969):

Memories are priceless.

And so is the cuisine that stirs up memories.

18 Responses to “Lunch at Thai Village”

  1. DavidH Says:

    That was a great meal. HAWAII has so many fine unique ethnic restaurants. When we go out it is a unique dining experience.

  2. minsungch Says:

    How are you doing?

    I am Min Sung Chun from South Korea.

    I finished my first year of Ph.D. Program here at University of Florida. It’s summer vacation now.

    I am spending happy time with my 15 year old daughter.

    I hope you and your husband are doing well.

  3. tomthebackroadstraveller Says:

    …food that I have never had.

  4. Doug M Says:

    Love the foodie pics Gigi! We have a Thai restaurant that recently opened in my neighborhood, you’ve given me the motivation to try it out. I’ll post pics if I do. 🙂

  5. AC Says:

    You do find the fabulous food.

  6. Christine Says:

    The food looks delicious!

  7. Valerie-Jael Says:

    This loks so fabulous. An uncrowdeed restaurant is always healthier! Glad that the meal borught back lovely memories for you. I would have enjoyed that meal, too! Valerie

  8. Arkansas Patti Says:

    It all looks great and makes me want to try if I get the chance. Love that you almost had the place to yourselves.

  9. marmeladegypsy Says:

    Thai food is my very favorite! It looks like a wonderful restaurant — and dinner, too!

  10. Peter B. Says:

    The food looks wonderful and is making me hungry. What an incredible experience… teaching english in Bangkok in the late 60’s!!

  11. Elephant's Child Says:

    It sounds like a wonderful meal – and what amazing memories to have stirred.

  12. Linda Reeder Says:

    Another lovely meal out. Good for you.

  13. wisewebwoman Says:

    I do love a good Pad Thai and those rolls look sooooo good.
    Lovely memories.
    XO
    WWW

  14. Olga Says:

    I went out for Thai food with a good friend just before leaving Florida. She likes really spicy and I like wimpy mild and we were both delighted with our meals .You have such a great variety of restaurants and you both seem to enjoy a variety of cuisines.

  15. Nancy Chan Says:

    I love Thai food but haven’t enjoyed Thai food for a long time. Your meal looks delicious.

  16. Iris Flavia Says:

    You always make me smile – you look so happy! 🙂
    The broccoli looks good! I would love to try a banana leaf.
    I had the worst curry yesterday. From a can. Ingo bought three. Yikes.
    Would you care to share more about your time in Thailand?
    You look adorable, so sweet!

  17. Lois Evensen Says:

    You are so very lovely in your orange gown! I’ve been in that part of the world and also enjoyed the wonder foods. Hi from Ohio.

  18. Joared Says:

    I enjoy Thai food and that looks delicious.

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