My late brother Cheo enjoyed all kinds of world cuisine, including Thai food. Mom, being from Hawaii, raised us on a variety of Asian dishes, and some of the best Thai food I ever had was in Hawaii. Here, we have a nice casual restaurant serving some of my favorite Thai dishes. The first impression was a good one.
Here’s my Google Maps review of Thai Erawan, Ormond Beach, Fla. goo.gl/maps/HpKvjtgR8p42
We met up with a group of friends at Thai Erawan for a Saturday afternoon lunch. The restaurant wasn’t very busy so our server was able to handle the eight of us easily.
I started off with water and lime while I perused the lunch menu. There were plenty of specials to choose from, as well as many standards you would expect at a Thai place. Most of the other people ordered Chicken Pad Thai while I had Chicken Panang Curry. Any of the dishes could be made with chicken, beef, pork, or shrimp. All of the main entrées came with a crispy spring roll, Jasmine rice and a choice of chicken soup or vegetable soup.
I also ordered a Thai Iced Tea, and it was quickly served in a Mason jar with a handle. Very tasty, and not overly sweet.
My Chicken Panang Curry came on a long rectangular plate with a low pyramid of rice. There were large chunks of zucchini and plenty of chicken and curry sauce. It was slightly spicy but not too hot. To heat it up more there was ground red pepper and another spicy red sauce on the table, served with tiny spoons.
Everything was delicious. At the end, we were each served two small chunks of honeydew melon plus two small chunks of pineapple with a toothpick for dessert (in lieu of a fortune cookie). It was a nice touch. The decor and atmosphere were very authentic.
Because we had a table for eight an automatic 20% gratuity was added to each bill. Service was good so a few folks in our group added a dollar cash. The prices were fair ($9.50-$13.50 range for entrées) so I felt it was a good value. I would recommend Thai Erawan with 4 out of 5 stars ✨ for groups and families for a casual yet classy lunch.
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