I love eggs. So when I saw that Kwan Thai had a Thai omelet with crab on its specials menu, I couldn’t resist.
It was delicious, especially with the scallions and when mixed with the sriracha and soy sauces.
Kwan is the last stop on my search for the best Thai in Rockland, and I have to say, it’s a good analogy of my quest. At every stop, I’ve found something to make me want to go back. There are great dishes at some restaurants, great service at others, great decor at yet others. At Kwan Thai, there parts of each. But the best part? They make you feel like family.
We arrived in the middle of a wine dinner and could feel the camaraderie in the restaurant. Yes you read that right: a wine dinner, at a Thai restaurant. One of the cool things about Kwan Thai is that there are plenty of choices when it comes to wine… not just pinot grigio or chardonnay. I tried a sauvignon blanc and a reisling and the owner even poured me a taste of the Finger Lakes riesling he was serving with the wine dinner.
Besides the omelet â€”
â€” which as I mentioned was great, we tried the tom kai gai soup:
As you can see there are drops of chili sauce over the top. I liked the effect â€” their presence balanced the sweetness of the coconut â€” but all in all I would have preferred a soup with more depth in the actual broth. Still, a very fine version.
Good flavor, especially on the heat, but a little soupy and oily (you can see it glistening in the photo). I wasn’t a fan of the green peppers. They were in every dish â€” raw. The chicken was juicy and the anise-y flavor of the basil punctuated the dish.
The green curry was also quite good:
An array of tastes pass through your mouth while you’re chewing, from sweet at the first moment the bite touches your tongue, to earthy as you’re halfway through to a spicy twang at the end. Very nice.
I was really glad to make a second visit to Kwan Thai. The dishes this time around were very well balanced â€” and the omelet was delicious. I had a great time during my meal, soaking up the fun atmosphere.