Written by on October 7, 2010 in I Eat Seattle, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

(No website found at time of publishing) – Mountlake Terrace
How I heard of this place: My friends Zach and Cynthia introduced me to Amorn as we contemplated whether to cook at home or find something delicious out. Zach remembered that this, their favorite Thai restaurant had just re-opened after having been closed for the months of August and September!
Type of cuisine: Thai cuisine, mostly authentic without the heat (though that may have just been for our party).
Ambiance: Sweet and cozy, just like a home should be. The space feels like a living room. The brightly (yellow) colored walls with Thai decor, including fans, trinkets and wooden objects surround you as you dine at tables and chairs placed at some distance throughout the establishment – to allow for privacy in conversations at each table. The dim lighting makes it a sweet date spot, but is also very family friendly and also lends itself to being a nice space for a business lunch or where you may take out of town guests. Casual and loving the space gives off a sense of being in a trusted and warm home.
What I ordered: The three of us chose to go family style, with three vegetarian options. We started with the tofu fresh rolls ($5.95 for two, each split in half) which came with fresh cucumber, cilantro, carrots, tofu and a light peanut sauce. For our main entrees, we ordered the tofu dra-prow ($8.50): stir-fried tofu with basil and vegetables (broccoli, zucchini, mushrooms and bamboo shoots) in a chili garlic sauce. The vegetable delight ($8.50) made with sauteed broccoli, zucchini, baby corn, snap peas, carrots, and shiitake mushrooms in a tasty brown sauce. Our third selection was for a vegetarian pad kee mao ($8.95): pan-fried flat rice noodles with egg, basil, chili, tofu and vegetables. Our dishes were served with brown rice.
What I loved: My favorite of the dishes we selected was the tofu dra-prow, followed by the fresh rolls. The food was all fresh and the vegetables seasonal, the flavors light (not weighed down and heavy in thick sauces).
Why I loved it: I continued to grow in my love of Amorn from the moment we entered its loving embrace to the friendly familiarity of the servers/owners to the delicious, fresh and home-made food. It was a winning combination from beginning to end!
Cost: Low ($8.50-$14.95 for family-style dinner entrees)

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