April 6, 2011 by Nina
We stopped in Harrison, PA (again) for some Thai food. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much. The restaurant itself was tacky as anything, and the menu had so many options, both of which did not seem more promising than my expectations. The restaurant had elephant statues everywhere, the bathroom had hello kitty stickers, and the tables had a cheesy map of Thailand as the tablecloth. We shared the Pad Prik Pao (sautéed with red chili paste, veggies and cashews) and Gaeng Keow Whan (tofu, spicy green curry with bamboo shoots, green veggies, and basil in coconut milk)—spicy. When the food came, we both “ahhed” because it looked so good. It was even better. The first was sweet like barbeque sauce, with a hint of zest from the chili and the latter was spicy, with a touch of coconut. Both were so amazing—we both said the best Thai food we’ve had!—but the complementary flavor the two dishes is what made it so special. I highly recommend this hidden gem and these two dishes in particular.
1917 Paxton St
Harrisburg, PA 17104
Hint: If in a party of two, order the Pad Prik Pao and Gaeng Keow Whan, share, and enjoy the magical flavors together!
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March 21, 2011 by Nina
Julian and I went on a weeklong road trip, with Savannah as our destination. Our first stop was Harrisburg, PA. We ate a late dinner at Rose’s Vietnamese Cuisine, a cuisine I’ve never tried before. I ordered the Stir-Fried Egg Noodle with Vegetables and Tofu/Mi Xao and Julian got the Spicy Rice Noodle Soup with Tofu and Mixed Vegetables. We both enjoyed our dishes. It reminded me of Thai food a bit when the food was presented, but with a much different taste. Mine tasted fishy, and Julian’s had a flavor similar to hot and sour soup. We were both most impressed with our tofu. The homey décor was similar to many Indian restaurants.
Rose’s Vietnamese Cuisine
2306 Walnut St
Harrisburg, PA 17103
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