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Bangkok 96 – Thai – Dearborn

Bangkok 96

Bangkok 96 in Dearborn is a non-nondescript restaurant off of Telegraph. At first glance its not a place that stands out but then you notice something, the parking lot is always full. And I mean always. Since my usual Thai spot had recently closed I needed a new place to feed my Pad Thai and Sweet & Sour addictions.

We started off with some fried tofu and some spring rolls. We never order any appetizers, the plates here are huge, but we wanted to give them a try. I could live without them.

Bangkok 96

My husband is absolutely obsessed with their Pad Pak. It is umami rich with a soy based sauce and delicious assorted veggies. He loves to order it with shrimp.

Bangkok 96

I decided to customize their yellow curry dish. I added pineapple, shrimp and baby corn to the potatoes and eggplant. My favorite since then is just potatoes, shrimp and pineapple in the delicious spicy yellow curry.

Bangkok 96

The Pad Thai is great here. Perfectly cooked noodles, nutty and surprisingly light.

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All the dishes other than the noodles come with white rice.

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Definitely recommend eating here for some great Thai dishes. Don’t be surprised if the place is packed, the exterior might fool you. Also, the take out line is incessant. Have you been?

P.S. You can read about their new Frozen Food Line

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Astoria – Royal Oak

Whenever we’re in Royal Oak, Michigan, we love to walk up and down the streets and just take everything in. Its a nice walk, especially in the summer. We always pass by Astoria, a sweet/dessert shop. The stuff in there always looks amazing, (we’ve had it on many occasions) and everyone raves about it, so we gave it a try AGAIN.

 Astoria Royal Oak 

Astoria Royal Oak

 Astoria Royal Oak

 Astoria Royal Oak

 Astoria Royal Oak

 Astoria Royal Oak

That strawberry shortcake looked good, but, i’m a chocolate mousse kinda gal :)

 Astoria Royal Oak

 Astoria Royal Oak

 Astoria Royal Oak

 Astoria Royal Oak

Like I said, I’m a chocolate mousse kinda gal. I was really excited to have this, but I was dissappointed :(

 Astoria Royal Oak

 Astoria Royal Oak

I LOVE chocolate mousse, especially when done right. Unfortunately, It was too rich, not airy and light, and half the cup I had was filled with whipped cream that was gloopy and as stiff as Anthony Bourdains’ drinks. So, I scooped it all out. Even then the mousse on the bottom was dissapointing. Not as chocolate-y as I had hoped for, but the real kicker was the texture. It was not at all pleasant.

Now, don’t think I’m hating on the place. I was just unhappy because when you walk in, you really want to get one of everything! The stuff looks amazing. But each time the flavor lets me down, and each time I try something else and hope it won’t because I really want to love the place. I do. But even something as simple as peanuts covered in chocolate I make better at home. We had to throw them out. And, in a place where you are paying 3-7 $ a dessert, you don’t want to throw anything out. Sorry Astoria, but you remind me of Mariah Carey. Beautiful on the outside, all fucked up on the inside.
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Hi there! Thanks for stopping by. I’m Mira. The crazy nonsensical mind behind MiraUncut.

I’m a twenty something human being living in Michigan. In my not so spare time, you can find me in the kitchen playing with food, mainly Molecular Gastronomy & Middle Eastern food. I love to bring my love for science, physics and chemistry into the food realm. I’m also lucky, since I have found the piece that completes my soul. He keeps me grounded otherwise I would be in lala land. We love to explore the gorgeous outdoors Michigan has to offer, the ruins and monuments of Detroit and the great restaurants the area has.

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