Suzi (k00kaburra) wrote,

Re-cap of April 1st, an evening in Mountain View

On Thursday evening Seanie and I went up to Mountain View for a lovely afternoon out. The first thing we did was go to Verde Tea Cafe because I was hungry, and they were having a special where you could get a snack and pearl tea for a discounted price (I think it was $4.99 but I'm not sure.) Most of the menu was pretty standard - fried chicken, for example - but they had something called 'tea and spices tofu' that I thought might be interesting to try. I'd never heard of it before. Big mistake. The tofu was hard and rubbery, and the flavor was strange...I can't even describe it. Fish sauce and ginger and cilantro, I think? Very bizarre. Seanie said just the smell made him want to vomit. I didn't think it was that bad...but it wasn't good.

We wandered through a bunch of different stores. Therapy, looking for clothes. Bookbuyers, where I was tempted to buy tons of books on my mother's store credit but managed to restrain myself and walk out with empty hands. Met up with Kero and gave her some Lush products she'd requested.

For dinner, we decided to go to Amarin Thai. I wrote it up on Yelp:
Service is a little slow. We arrived pretty early for dinner (between 5:30-5:45) and the place was nearly empty. Only one other table in the room had occupants. But we waited nearly fifteen minutes before someone came back to see if we wanted beverages or were ready to order.
Once we had ordered, the food came relatively quickly. My boyfriend hasn't had much Thai, so I ordered Yellow Curry Chicken and Honey Beef. Basic, easy dishes that wouldn't be too exotic for a boy born and raised on American food. They were both really good; the Honey Beef was especially delicious.
Although we were quite full, we decided to try the Thai jello dessert, just to see what it was like. There were two little rose-shaped jellos; one was coffee-flavored while the other was coconut. Texture-wise, it's completely different from American jello. It's much harder, almost crunchy. The two flavors complement each other pretty well - which you wouldn't expect, coffee and coconut? - but the texture was so weird that we couldn't finish.

A quiet but fun little date night. Seanie and I have been trying to do more of that lately, since we're always so busy.
Tags: mountain view

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