Today though, it's easy to break my own informal rule to bring you Kittiwat, a fantastic new Thai restaurant here in Frederick.
|Sarah, Krista, and me, on a break between classes|
With modern design and a not overly huge menu, Kittiwat sticks to traditional Thai fare in a clean, modern setting. Nervous to really branch out and sticking with the Pad Thai? The menu gently suggests asking for it in the traditional manner, with dried shrimp added to the mix for authenticity. Do that...please.
|Chicken Satay, which may be pedestrian, but delicious, with fab dipping sauces|
|Some sort of fried pumpkin special...which was also tasty and served with more awesome sauce|
- Food is spot on and fantastic. Served piping hot, I have yet to be disappointed by a dish, and I've eaten there several times in the past few weeks.
- Service is terrific and friendly.
- The space looks cool and hip.
- It's close to work, and I can zip over for a quick lunch.
- Panang curry...with shrimp...sooooooo good.
- The sauces. Oh my, the sauces...
- It seems just slightly pricey (pineapple fried rice with mixed seafood is $20, panang curry with shrimp is $15, fountain sodas are $3), though it could be that I am incapable of going to a restaurant and ordering a single dish, thus upping my bill.
- The lunch menu is tiny.
- The kitchen closes between 2:30-4. This seems reasonable, but as I often work split shifts, I'm still sitting there when they're trying to catch a break.
- The cool, hip look, with high, open ceilings, concrete floors and subway tile walls is almost certainly clankingly loud if there's a crowd. There's really nothing around to absorb sound, but hey, there's always take-out.
- The type on the take-out menu is so, so tiny, that no one over 20 could possibly read it without a struggle.