Monday, September 21, 2009
Tum Rup Thai
Tonight I headed to Tum Rup Thai, "Uptown's Best Thai Experience." Although I was excited to enjoy their food again, I was curious to see how it would compare to Roat Osha since they have the same ownership and almost identical menu (odd, right?!).
I ordered Pad Nam Prig Sriracha with tofu, spice level of 6 (stir fried broccoli, carrots, green beans, mushrooms, spinach, onions and cauliflower in a sriracha sauce). This dish really blew me away. Lately I've been frustrated because I haven't been able to get food spicy enough for my liking. This dish was definitely spicy (I like to have slightly prickly lips and the sniffles...) and had a lot of flavor. It's hard for me to stray from curry, but I keep hearing that sriracha sauce is the best and I'm bound to agree!!
One of my dining companions had Pad Thai, which did mirror Roat Osha's exactly and they have the best Pad Thai in the Twin Cities. YUM!
I was really impressed with the spice levels. The menu offers 1-5, but our server said they can do better and they can! Whew- you can get spicy food in the Twin Cities!!
Although I will definitely return, Roat Osha is far closer to my house and has the same cuisine...but Tum Rup Thai definitely has a cooler atmosphere.
Decor: cool ambiance, good use of space
Prices: average (meals $10- $20)
Spice level: they can get it spicy!!
Tum Rup Thai
1221 W Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408