I am continuing my exploration of Colorado Springs restaurants, and this past week I took a chance on Thai Taste Cuisine, a humble, hidden gem tucked away in a strip mall located on the Northside of Colorado Springs. I find myself frequently diving into hidden corners to find the best of meals. I received a recommendation for Thai Taste Cuisine from a friend, so I decided to give it a try and took myself to a late lunch. I was delighted to find the recommendation exceeded my expectations!
When I stepped inside, the soft piano music set the relaxed afternoon mood. I showed up at 1 pm, well after the lunch rush ended, however, the restaurant had no shortage of diners. It was really quite impressive and spoke to the quality of the food.
I decided to try the lunch special, which includes Thai tea, a spring roll, and a choice of entree for a very reasonable amount, less than $10. I chose Shrimp Pad Thai, as I have a serious love affair with peanuts. When I was pregnant, apples with peanut butter were my daily craving. We have a peanut allergy in our home, so I always enjoy a rogue outing to enjoy my contraband. I ordered my Shrimp Pad Thai with mild heat. The heat of the dish was pleasant and noted without being overwhelming. The Thai tea would give any southerner’s sweet tea a run for their money – it is iced black tea with a splash of sweetened condensed milk and it paired perfectly with the spice in my Shrimp Pad Thai. The spring roll was everything one could hope for – crisp flaky fried exterior and creamy yet al dente vegetable crunch on the inside.
I would absolutely recommend Thai Taste Cuisine to satisfy your next Thai food craving, and I will definitely be going back again.