Monday, 20 August 2007
17370 Preston Rd. #500
Dallas, TX 75252
I have no idea how food critics can come up with some nice introduction about every place they visit. Perhaps they only write about fancy places with chefs that have a lot to to say about their style and how they bring out the flavour in things. Or, more simply, they write a lot better than I do. As I'm a casual writer and a casual diner, we found Banana Leaf on our way to work and decided to give it a try.
It's slightly brown because it's been fried in overused frying oil. It's the usual small shrimp wrapped in a thin crisp shell.
Spicy pork and chopped jalapinos over rice
I don't remember the name of this plate and you might not find it in their menu as it was a special. It's hot with the chopped jalapinos in every bite. For around $12, this dish isn't much more than pork and jalapinos.
The pepper and bamboo give the curry a much needed crunch and coconut milk gives the curry a very smooth taste. All that also masks the fact there isn't much chicken very well.
We had a party of 8 so we got charged the 18% gratituity on parties of 6 or more. I think I'm going to have to write a rant about that one day. Service was poor as they rarely attended our table and pop drinks (Coke) were very watered down and flat. Food quality was on par but for around $12 a dish you expect more. If you're around the area and looking for Thai then give Banana Leaf a visit, otherwise you can find better elsewhere.
Eric Tummy Points: 3 out of 5