Tammy and I took some time for a “date” tonight and headed to Tong’s, a Thai place on Campbell near the Honda dealer in Springfield. Tong’s has been around for several years, taking the place of legendary Kim’s Korean Barbecue. Tammy had a chance to get a salad from Tong’s while at work last week, so we headed there tonight, looking for something new. We were not disappointed.
I had Emerald Chicken, a fantastic and simple dish of grilled chicken breast, sliced and placed on top of steamed vegetables and covered tastefully with a traditional Thai peanut sauce. Paired with a Chardonnay, it was a great entrée that satisfied my craving for Thai and a need for solid protein. Tammy’s dish was a local invention called the “Thai-rito”, an inspired food mashup of Mexican and Thai cuisine. The bite that Tammy shared made me wish I could trade plates. We also had a few appetizers–a soup called Tom Kha Ghi and a fried cake made of ground chicken and shrimp called the Todd Gunn. Both were authentic and the flavor was great.
I’m running out of superlatives so I’ll wrap this up by saying: treat yourself to Tong’s. You won’t be disappointed.