Amarin Thai Cuisine – Mountain View

Amarin Thai
174 Castro St
Mountain View, CA 94041

Price – $
Cuisine – Thai

I always find myself on Castro Street wandering up and down deciding what to eat.
Thankfully, Nichole is a bit more decisive than me and I’m very happy with eating Thai cuisine!

We grabbed a early dinner at Amarin Thai.
The restaurant is quite spacious and nicely decorated with Thai inspired pieces.
They have this really cool area for larger groups where you can sit without your shoes – if that makes sense.
I find the area to be versatile for different group sizes.

Panang Curry
This curry is absolutely delicious and Nichole would agree.
It’s creamy, with a hint of coconut and has nice chunks of juicy chicken.

Pad Thai
Is a classic Thai dish that I always lean to and love to eat.
This particular dish I wished came with lime and a bit more flavor.
The noodles appeared to be a bit sticker than usual.
It was a bit average compared to the curry.

Fried Banana with Coconut Ice Cream
Yay! I love dessert. I really enjoyed the warm fried banana with the cool sensation of ice cream.
However, the coconut ice cream reminded me a lot of I think of a soap scent. So I think next time I’d opt for vanilla.

Overall, I would recommend checking out the curries at Amarin Thai.
I had a pleasant experience, nice service and moderate price points.
I would come back again when I’m in the area.


Our Escapades in Mountain View (Cafe Baklava & Gelato Classico Italian Ice Cream)

Cafe Baklava
341 Castro St
Mountain View, CA 94041
Type – Mediterranean

A side of Risotto and Grilled Vegetables

Imanbayildi pilav

Grilled Eggplant stuffed with zucchini, peppers and cauliflower served with a side of risotto and grilled vegetables

Eggplant stuffed with ground beef, tomatoes, onions, garlic, chopped parsley baked and served with rice and vegetables

The restaurant was small and cozy.
The service was prompt.
They give you a flat bread and some dipping sauce before the meal.
We both enjoyed our entrees, large portions and it was quite hot.
Verdict – Filling and I would consider stopping by again

Gelato Classico Italian Ice Cream
241 Castro St
Mountain View, CA 94041
Type – Gelato

( Sorbet in Lemon & Mango)

I felt the sorbet  was refreshing and the fruity flavors tasted fresh.
I particularly enjoy the mango taste.

(Chocolate & Double Espresso)

I really like the favor and richness of the gelato.
I thought the chocolate hit the spot.

The gelato shop has wide range of 10-15 flavors of gelato and sorbet.
Depending on the size of the cup, you can choose multiple flavors.
We got the small size approx $4
The shop has 2-3 tables and usually a line out of the door!
The only con is that they only accept cash
Verdict – Very Tasty, you should try it out.

We also stopped by the Red Rock Cafe.
My friends say they have the best coffee in town.
Thanks for joining me of my adventure 🙂

Sophie’s Spectacular Food Adventures in the Bay Area #2 (Ramen, Coffee, and Fortunes)

Philly Cheese Steak @ The Cheese Steak Shop
We stopped by for a quick bite to eat before the Michael Jackson Cirque du Soliel show.
It comes with thinly sliced cheese steak, spicy peppers, provolone cheese and white roll.
For additional charge, the shop offers a variety of choices and topping to customize your burger.
San Jose, California
Verdict – It was ok and they had prompt service.

Cafe Sua Doa @ Hai Ky Mi Gia
Iced french dripped dark roasted coffee with condensed milk
San Francisco, California
Verdict – Right down my alley as I’ve grown to like the strong roasted flavor and the sweetness.

Butter Corn Ramen @ Ramen House Ryowa
It actually had a slab of butter in the salt based ramen soup! (seen in picture)
I enjoyed the loads of sweet corn and consistency of the egg noodles.
Mountain View, California
Verdict – Would come back to try other ramen soup bases and friendly server

Chinese Food with our friends Hoang & Minh (I forgot the name)
This was a pretty sweet deal as it was $7 and we got to try like 6 different dishes.
There was wonton soup, fried rice, fried noodle, sweet & sour pork, broccoli with beef, and almond chicken.
San Francisco, California
Verdict – Food was average but the company was wonderful, plenty to eat, and the lady was friendly.

This was my fortune…