Cherry and I returned to Thai Fusion Bistro the other night before a movie screening we were about to catch. You can read a more detailed review from our previous visit here. On this visit, we opted for a quicker meal – sharing an entree and appetizer.
My initial impression when they served our spring rolls was, “…nice presentation?” The boat shaped plate was too big for dish and the sparsely added carrots and red cabbage made the plate look messy. I also noticed that some of the wrappers were tearing and the lettuce was bulging through. The small amount of chicken, which was thickly wrapped in lettuce, was dry and flavorless. There was a half piece of shrimp also in there but was overshadowed by all the lettuce! The only saving grace was the peanut sauce which added rich flavor and helped counter all the dry ingredients.
This dish was more appealing to look at. Not only did the colors of the bell peppers and basil pop, the flavors were just as vibrant. Basil brings a very bright flavor that works well with the onions, mushrooms and the chili sauce. The chicken breast was plentiful but relied on the chili sauce and basil to make it come alive. Everything was stir-fried nicely and this dish went well with the rice we had on the side.
I am a little torn about my second dining experience here. On one hand, they completely dropped the ball on the fresh spring rolls but made up for it with a nicely prepared spicy basil dish. I am still holding true to my first post in saying this, Thai Fusion Bistro is a convenient spot to catch dinner – just stick with the stir fry dishes.