Thai Angels is a cute, middle of the road Thai restaurant in Mt Kisco, NY. It is a local place that I frequent for its Wonder Tofu that bears slight resemblance to my beloved Stinky Tofu from Taiwan. The food has always been satisfactory enough during the period of drought between my visits to Taiwan. Twelve days after I returned to NY, I felt brave enough to have my first Asian meal here.
Epic Fail! I was so disappointed with the Wonder Tofu, seen below. I am certain that it is made exactly the way it was. Still crispy. Still yummy. It was the diner that has changed. I came back with a heightened and authentic sense for Asian food and the bastardized version of Asian food in NY just won’t cut it. I really should have waited until I am fully reverted back to the old NY me and completely succumbed to the Americanized Asian food.
This is the Wonder Tofu. Mind you, there is absolutely nothing wrong with it. It is crispy and the consistency is good, minus the stink. The sauces are still yummy and spicy. But to my “true” Asian palate today, it lacks the nuances and the finesse of the tofu eaten in Taiwan. I thought to myself while eating, “What am I doing here?” My brain had trouble processing the signals from the tofu.
Thai fried rice with chicken. Reliable and with a Thai slant. Not bad if I were to evaluate it from the American perspective. Just look at the picture – isn’t it vibrant?
Pad See You with tofu. Satisfactory from the American perspective. Americanized stir fry , from the Asian perspective, not even worth writing about.
Tom Young Goong Soup. Spicy and that was all I could taste.
If I were to view the Thai Angels restaurant as one that serves Americans, the food was decent and even delicious. It has the umami that food should have. The Thai tea hit just the right spot. I used to love this place and still want to love it. I even love the waitress that serves us all the time. She is nosy and always sticks her nose in my business but I love that. It felt like home.
Depending on what you seek and what your requirements are for Asian food, this is a nice place to come if you live an Americanized life like I will do in the next 11 months. If you just came back from Asia and miss the food there, avoid all Asian restaurants in the states. 😦
Food creates memories and is an integral part of any culture. The sensation that we get from food becomes emotions and is embedded in our souls. Make it a good one.
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This experience took place at
Thai Angels Restaurant
Address & Hours
155 Lexington Avenue, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549
Monday – Thursday : 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Friday – Saturday : 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
Sunday : 11:30 am – 10:00 pm