Tonight Mike and I grabbed a bottle of wine we had on hand and headed to our favorite byob Thai Restaurant, Thai Classic. This is actually the first Thai place I ever ate at in Chicago when I moved here over ten years ago. It's remained a staple in my dining rotation throughout all these years, yes, it is THAT good.
Tonight I ordered something different. After our appetizers, spring rolls and shrimp dumplings, I order the tofu curry noodles. As I was eating them in awe, I had my epiphany. If my teenage self could see me now I would be so jealous! I can't tell you how many times I have shared one of my favorite memories growing up with Mike. What is it? Well on Saturdays I lived for my lunch of ramen noodles and strawberry soda while shutting myself in the basement and watching mtv or a lifetime movie depending on the day. So sad, right? hahah. Seriously, I loved those ramen noodles and as I was eating my curry noodles I thought, wow, not much has changed! Except the curry noodles are a definite step up from ramen, and well, these days wine beats strawberry soda! I didn't have my camera but I snapped a few picks with the blackberry.
I then preceded to get really angry at my parents, cursing them for never enlightening me to Thai food in my younger years. Mike quickly reminded me that the Quad Cities didn't really have a lot of Thai food back then. I quickly remembered and said, O, I guess you are right!