I told you all in the beginning there would be a post dedicated to Mai and her perfect thai food. Well, here it is.
Words can't explain. But I will do my best.
Mai grew up in Bangkok and attended school at a Buddhist temple. She learned to cook from her father and brought her glorious cooking skills right here to the town I live in. She raises money constantly to send back home to the temple where she attended school. I love eating there not only because it sends my taste buds on a journey to heaven, but because she is such a great person.
Isn't she gorgeous? I found this picture on their website, maisthai.com.
She makes bracelets that are then blessed by monks and are said to bring you good luck for eternity. We were instructed to never take them off. All of the proceeds go to the temple back in Bangkok.
Mike and I both got one. I also got one for my Grandma because that sort of thing makes her day.
I love the atmosphere. It's quaint and the walls are covered in authentic decor from Thailand. Pictures date stamped of the streets and waters of Bangkok are randomly placed under the glass overlay of every table. For a minute, you forget you're in America.
And the food. My god, the food.
Just promise me if you ever pass through Louisville or southern Indiana, you'll make the stop to say hi to Mai and order 10 things. And don't forget to buy a bracelet.
Thailand is on my top 5 list of places I want to go. I'm fascinated with the culture, the food and the elephants. I must go. I will go.
Then, we come home from dinner to this.
He's no elephant. But he's pretty cool. :)