You are probably wondering what I was doing in Hackensack? Well, we did not go for food but to see the solo show of one of our friends, Amy. So, as we were there, we looked at restaurants nearby and, that day, I was more inclined to have Thai food as it has been a while since we did not have any.
That is how we found Bangkok Garden. Quite big, it filled up as we dined there, a good sign. Food wise, there was not much of a surprise besides the fact that they brought these chips that I believe have shrimp in it (translation: this was all for me). When I was a kid, my mom used to buy them and fry them for apéritif, under our eyes, mesmerized by the shape and color these chips took when dipped in hot oil.
I had them with my favorite Thai drink: a Thai iced tea that was perfectly made.
For our appetizer, we did not have much choices of vegetarian dishes so we settled for the vegetarian curry puff, a flaky puff pastry shaped like an empanada, filled with carrot, corn, onion, potato and curry, and served with a cucumber salad. This was a good start. The puff were delicious, slightly crispy and the filling very flavorful without an overpowering curry taste.
For her main dish, Jodi had more choices fortunately and picked the Pad tofu, a dish composed of sautéed tofu, carrot, scallion, bean sprouts and celery. Served with rice, it was quite good, especially the tofu that was tasty.
On my side, I chose the chicken curry massaman. Ordered mild, it had a slight kick that started to build up. I loved it!
Last was dessert. We could not resist their ripe mango over sweet rice. I was afraid that the mango was not ripe enough but this quickly faded after the first bite that was divine. This is a dessert I highly recommend.
We left glad we found Bangkok Garden. This is a great place if you are in the area and are looking for a good restaurant or, like me, craving Thai food!
Enjoy (I did)!
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Bangkok Garden - 221 Main Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601