Location: Houston Food Park, 1504 St. Emanuel.
Date: March 7, 2014
Stir fried beef filet mignon with light red Thai curry, green beans and red bell peppers and kaffir lime on ginger rice topped with a fried egg. The dish is supposed to come with Thai long green beans but they were unavailable, but standard green bean were a reasonable substitute. Pho-jita dishes are usually a pun based on a classic dish and in this case the dish is a takeoff on Phat phrik khing, a classic dish where the curry is done with oil instead of coconut milk. First off this is a very pretty dish, lots of color. The ginger rice is very good and my egg was done perfectly runny as requested. The beef was also perfect little tender nuggets. I like the heat level too, hot but not too hot to taste the ingredients. For me the best part was the sauce from the light curry and runny egg in the bottom mixed with the ginger rice. I'd eat a huge bowl of just that. Synopsis: A great rendition of a classic Thai dish, can't wait to taste it with yard long beans!
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