Sunday, April 13, 2014

Trio Review

In the mood for Thai takeout, the GF and I decided to check out Trio. Located in the Fairmount area, the praise-worthy reviews appear to be on point. 

Beggar's Pouches [$9]
Crisp dumplings filled with minced crab, shrimp, sweet chili sauce

We decided to try the beggar's pouches, which were beautifully hand-wrapped. Despite this being takeout, the pouches retained their texture. Crunchy on the outside and filled with well-seasoned minced crab and shrimp, these were a great starter. Take it all in one bite though or you might have pieces all of your plate - or your shirt.

Drunken Noodles [$13]
Crispy tofu, vegetables, wok-seared wide-cut rice noodles, broccoli, egg, onions, bell peppers, Thai basil

The drunken noodles had good chew and the bits of tofu, broccoli, carrots, peapods, peppers, onions, and egg helped to create a nice bite that wasn't too spicy. Salty, sweet, savory, and slightly sour - the Thai flavors were all there.

Pineapple Fried Rice [$12] with Chicken [+ $1]
Jasmine rice, cashews, pineapple chunks, Madras curry powder 

The GF was itching to try the pineapple fried rice, which had a nice creamy gluttonous texture to each bite, which was studded with bits of fresh veggies, cashes, and tomatoes. Despite the creamy texture of each bite, you could still make out the bite of each grain and the bits of chicken were plentiful and juicy.

Trio may be our new go-to Thai place and I'm looking forward to trying some of their more authentic dishes - as well as some pad thai, natch. Trio is also BYO - so head on over with a bottle of vino and you won't be disappointed! 

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