Tasti-thai is a light weight and fun dining experience. According to the menu this is authentic Thai cuisine. There are several tofu dishes on the menu; bean kurd also called tofu is a major part of the Asian diet in China, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, and Thailand. To make it, you coagulate soy milk than press it into white blocks. It is low in calories and high in protein. Rice is served with most dishes at Tasti-thai; vegetables quick fried in the wok also come with most entrees on the menu.
There is nothing sensational about this restaurant, but that is what is special about it. The service comes and goes with no hitches. The sauce on the cashew pork dish is light. You find it hard to identify just exactly which spices you have tasted; the food is not too salty, not too sweet, and not too sour! Water crescents and bean sprouts remind you that this is oriental cooking. The meats are marinated and stir fried to an easy digestion.
The music went from fifties love songs to country to strictly Thai instrumentation. Beer, wine, and cocktails are all available on the menu. The décor hovers around bright red tablecloths with elephant appliqués on wall hangings, seashell covered upholstery, and performing dolphins on paper fans and paper lanterns. Buddhism is the major religion in Thailand. As the enlightened one, Buddha taught his followers not to be entangled with belongings. They were to be enjoyed not horded. “impermanent are all things; strive on with awareness” is what said. As the “enlightened one”, he taught that perseveration over little or nothing was a simply taboo.
The desserts on the Tasti-thai menu include mango with sticky rice or fried bananas. The bottom line is that this place is different. Unless you are from Thailand, the fare here will give you a break from your everyday American food, even from restaurant food available in the area.
The country of Thailand was once called Siam. A hereditary king is still regarded as the head of state. As governess Anna of Siam once noted, he was alone in the world. Siam is the only country in southeast Asia with a non-caucasian population that never was governed by colonizing conquerors. The king of Thailand today is Bhumibol Adulyade. The country has a Prime Minister who governs the country along with the bicameral legislature that passes and reviews law. As recently as 2010, the so called Red Shirt opposition participated in violent protests which resulted in the deaths of 87 people.
During the 1990’s Thailand was industrialized. There are 2.2 million legal and illegal immigrants living and working in Thailand today. Their major exports are food including rice, seafood and live animals, office equipment, textiles, and rubber.
The government of Thailand has ranged from dictators to democratic heads of state, but none of them have chosen to attack the ruling hereditary monarch. You can find a little bit of Bankok, the capital, on Christiana Road in New Castle.
Their best dish is the spring roll which outdoes any Mexican roll up dish or egg roll you have ever experienced. The light weight flour dish provides a crispy edge for carrots and cabbage. They do sell them by the platter for party givers who do not want the appetizers to blot out their main dishes on their menu before the party starts.
The restaurant is open 7 days a week.