Whenyou tire of hamburgers and pizza, how about some freshly made Thai food? EastWenatchee has two good options: Spice and Mai Lee Thai restaurants.
Spiceis located on 628 Valley Mall Parkway, easily accessible right across from themall.
Therestaurant has an open, spacious layout and a relaxed atmosphere. No need todress up, just come as you are whether you have been shopping or hiking. Theseating is at booths or tables as well at the bar.
Themenu lists all the typical Thai dishes, such as Som Tum (a papaya salad), TomYum (a soup), yellow, red and green curries and many noodle dishes. Theingredients are fresh and prepared with care. You can request the mildness – orfieriness – of your liking from one to five starts.
Spicealso offers take-out service.
Their hours are 11-2 and 5-9 from Monday to Friday, 11-9 on Saturdays. Sundays closed. For more information, call (509)886-2567.
Asecond option for tasty Thai food is the Mai Lee Thai restaurant, located at595 Grand Road, Ste 6. It is tucked in the far corner of a shopping squarealong with Glaze and Jack InThe Box, if you are looking for landmarks.
MaiLee Thai is a family-owned and run venue, an East Wenatchee eatery of a coupleof generations.
Theambiance is calming and cozy with neutral tones, wood paneling and tables withcomfortable seats. While there is no need to dress up, it is a place where youwant to relax and linger. The restaurant is divided into the bar side andfamily-friendly seating section.
Theyoffer and extensive selection of Thai fare, from appetizers to main dishes. Youcould start with Fresh Spring Rolls (vegetables and vermicelli noodles wrappedin rice paper and served with a sauce of your choice). For the main dish, maybeThai Cashew Nuts or Rama Garden. The Chef’s specials include a Salmon Curry andChicken Teriyaki.
Therestaurant has four different types of rice to choose from: jasmine, brown,sticky or fried.
Theyalso have a Kid’s Menu with such a surprising offering as Mini Corn Dogs!
MaiLee Thai is open 11-9 Monday to Saturday, 11-8 on Sundays.
Formore information, call (509)884-1412 or go to www.maileethai.com.