After checking into my hotel, I realized I had some time to kill before the crew would arrive. I was famished so working wasn’t an option. I decided to walk around and see what P Street had to offer. I stumbled upon Bangkok Thai Dining and after the so-so experience at Pam Real Thai earlier in the week, I was still craving Thai. They were advertising a lunch special, but upon evaluating the options and the full menu, I realized that there were better items that weren’t on the lunch menu that would cost roughly the same. I started with Tom Yum Soup with Chicken.
The chicken was flavorless. It was quite obvious that they had previously cooked up these pieces of chicken and added it to the broth after the fact. Shameful. The broth was great and I would have loved it if the chicken had some of that flavor. My Drunken Noodle with Shrimp arrived soon after.
It’s always disheartening when I am able to count the number of shrimp on my plate. Four is all Bangkok Dining was willing to spare. Thankfully the noodles were flavorful enough that I barely noticed the lack of shrimp. The noodles included jalapenos and sweet basil leaves. Jalapenos were a welcome addition and guaranteed that this drunken noodle would be spicy. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed my meal at Bangkok Thai Dining. Since I stumbled upon it, I didn’t have high hopes but in the end I’m glad I went in there.