Friday, August 11, 2006

T Minus Two Weeks and Counting

Orientation is two weeks away. That means all the final little preparations have started. I went and bought highlighters and stuff yesterday. I ordered my books. I found the quickest route from my house to campus. I've scoped the thai food places around the law school (Thai food is my favorite study food, but the two places by campus suck...actually, every thai place in Austin sucks, so I guess compared to their competition they're on par). Aside from what I consider a normal amount of nervousness, I'm ready to get this show on the road.

I'm even tired of drinking every night of the week. If I'm not ready now, I never will be.


At 3:07 PM, August 11, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've heard some express a preference for Thai Tara on 6th over Madam whoever's on the Drag. The place at Guadalupe and 30th seemed solid when I tried them a few years back, though not fabulous.

More Vietnamese than Thai people in Austin and in Texas generally, so you might adapt your study habits to Vietnamese food. Lots of good choices around town

At 12:49 PM, August 12, 2006, Anonymous The Lioness said...

Well, let me be more specific: pad thai with shrimp is my preferred study food. But, it's probably one of the most popular thai dishes in America, so it shouldn't be that hard to make, right? In L.A., that was true.

Here, I have tried:
Thai Tara- too soupy and with unidentifiable vegetables in it
Madam Mam's- too dry, bland, no interaction of flavors
Thai Kitchen- best I've found, but they don't use fish sauce or tamarind, which is like a backbone of the dish

I have yet to try Thai Passion, but I'm wholly unimpressed. I make pretty ok pad thai on my own, but its a pain to get all the ingredients. (I'm sure that was way more than anyone ever wanted to know about my love of Thai food.)

At 8:57 PM, August 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you tried Thai Noodle House? They're kind of behind the 7-11 on Guadalupe. Local fave for the west-campus neighborhood. I'm surprised that wasn't one of the ones you had tried.

At 10:52 PM, August 23, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thai Noodle Rocks. Hardest to find = best food.

Don't expect shrimp.
Thai varies by what's regionally available. Never seen Pad Thai with Shrimp in TX, because, you know, it's not CA, the coast is a good 5 hours away.

If you want to make it yourself, head north to find ingredients. Big area and asian food markets. Also might find more Thai places in the area.

Also lots of good Korean places in Austin. Mmmmmmmmmm Korean food.

And I HATE when people bitch about food in a region; get over it, there are new things to eat, You will never find Tex-Mex of the same quality in LA. When in Rome and all that...


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