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Monday, March 18, 2013

Maw Phin

To our surprise a Thai restaurant recently opened up just a little bit north of Spokane.  Located on Hwy 2 in Mead, the parking lot was loaded with the cars of customers trying the new cuisine.  If you are familiar with the area, you know that the building it it is in has been the home of several other businesses in the past.  Things have changed.  Enter through the door and you'll notice it's something completely different than anything else in Mead.  The delicious aromas and simple but elegant decor warmly welcome you into the Maw Phin dining experience.

The address is 14891 N. Newport Highway, and it is right across the street from two other well known and liked local eating spots, a Subway sandwich shop and the Cinola Restaurant and Lounge.  Maw Phin, offering a little something different in their Thai dishes, like Pad Thai and Mussaman Curry, certainly stands as a nice addition to the mix of restaurants in the Mead area.  Thai food lovers traveling north and south on Hwy 2 or who live on the north side of town will find all their favorite food dishes in this quaint restaurant, we did.  And you do not have to simply eat -in, you can drive thru and pick up your orders to take home too.  They are open from 11:AM to 8 PM.  Customers can get dinner or lunch!

Our dinner began with the Spring Rolls....

 and Thai Tea.

This was followed by Tom Kha Gai, a delicious coconut milk and chicken soup.... (flavored with exotic things like galanga, and lemongrass.)

We ordered another dish we like too, called Druken Noodles.  We ordered this one a bit on the spicy side.... not too much.  (Yum!)  The flavors were wonderful.  They can make most of the dishes as mild or spicy as you enjoy.

We passed on the dessert tonight though I must say that the black rice with coconut ice cream sounded really good to me.  This is definitely something you will want to try at a Thia restaurant sometime if you have  never had before.

In the traditional Thai style we were offered a lovely little sweet treat upon our departure- a delicious buttercream mint, which topped off the meal very nicely.
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