Toomies - Chicken Red Curry and Phad Thai
So like I was saying, Bend doesn't have any really good Thai food. Today I went to Toomies for lunch. I haven't been to Toomies in a long time and actually have sort of dogged on them in previous posts like this one or that one.
Since I want you to like me, I'll give you one of my tips on how to order. First off call ahead and get it to-go. Toomies has not been known for their speedy service so eating there isn't a great benefit. Secondly, ask for the salad on the side.
The Chicken Red Curry was not the special so pictured above is what I got for $5.95. I say get the salad on the side because you get more Phad Thai and rice. Otherwise they put your salad in the Styrofoam (still cracks me up that Deschutes County allows Styrofoam) container along side your hot phad Thai and hot rice. Hot + Hot + Styrofoam + Salad = sad wilted warm salad. Get it on the side and it's still cold and crisp. Plus they usually will give you more Phad Thai and rice cause there's all that left over room.
I'm a genius.
Chicken Red Curry at Toomies is pretty good. I recommend that you request it with 3 stars instead of the normal 2. It makes the chicken spicy, which is how I likes it. I dumped my curry over the white rice. It's good. Do it. Do it.
Even though I showed you how to get more Phad Thai and rice, it's not always the smartest move. I personally do not like the Phad Thai at Toomies nearly as much as I do at SOBA. A friend of mine referred to this Phad Thai as spaghetti with peanut sauce ... but not as good.
If you're going to go to Toomies for the first time and have not tried their spring rolls, get them. Do it...Do it.
Toomies Thai Restaurant
119 NW Minnesota
Bend, OR 97701