Short post tonight. I have to get up at 4:30 a.m. to go running. It's the first day of my half-marathon training (I'm running the Shelby Farms Half-Marathon in October), and although I don't typically wake up that early to run, I have an early meeting at work to get to after my run.
So I'll share a couple pictures of Paul's and my ninth anniversary on Friday. Yep, nine long years. We celebrated with a casual dinner at Paul's favorite Thai place — Bhan Thai. I've done a whole post on Bhan Thai before (you can see that here), but it really is a great Thai place. Technically, it's my second favorite. I like Jasmine Thai & Vegetarian Restaurant in the Cooper-Young area the best. But Bhan Thai is a little fancier for a date night, and it has a great summer patio.
Anyway, here we are on the patio.
I typically order the Cashew Nut with Tofu, but Paul suggested I try the Pad Thai. He used to work at Bhan Thai, so he's had just about everything on the menu. I took his advice. I ordered Pad Thai with Tofu (hold the eggs and fish sauce).
Best pad thai I've ever had! The tofu was perfectly fried. The sauce was light and flavorful. The rice noodles were just the right texture. And the peanuts and sprouts sealed the deal.
Like most Thai places, Bhan Thai uses fish sauce in many dishes, but they will happily veganize anything they can. Just avoid the curries because the fish sauce is already in the sauces they make for the curries, so they can't leave it out.