Have you ever wanted to eat fried rice out of a pineapple? Well you can at Noi! Not only is it beautiful, but it is also delicious! I eat a decent amount of thai food beucase it is one of my favorite types of cuisine with all the flavors they use, I just can’t stay away! We ordered so much at Noi and everything was incredible. SO much flavor but I will warn you, the spice (at least for me) was pretty hot. I ordered my dish with a level 2 and it was burning my mouth. My friend on the other hand, ordered a 4 spice and didn’t think it was hot enough!! So take my advisement with a grain of salt – if you love spicy foods and can handle the heat, you will probably be fine. If you are a wimp like me, proceed with caution! Everything we ate, described below, was phenomenal. It left me craving more and more over the next few days and I will definitely be back again to try even more of their dishes! I almost ordered the pad thai but was afraid of being too basic – but next time!
What else did we order? To start we indulged on Chicken Satay, Fresh Rolls, Crispy Taro Rolls, and Cock-a-Doodle-Doo. The satay was a tender chicken marinated in yellow curry and coconut milk, served with a delicious peanut sauce! I was so shocked how tender and juicy the chicken was – a lot of thai places almost over-cook the chicken so it becomes almost rubbery and not as tender. The taro rolls were stuffed with prawns and taro, then deep fried and served with light plum sauce. The Cock-a-Doodle-Doos were the most interesting/unique item – it is a tom yum bisque that is whipped in to a light, airy texture and served with fried prawns and tobiko (fish eggs) – it is also served in a hollowed out eggshell. They were definitely something to try, but I don’t think I would get them again – the flavor was pretty strong.
For our main courses, we ordered Red Curry Roast Duck, Coconut Pa-Nang Curry, Coconut Curry Noodle Soup, and Yellow Curry Pineapple Fried Rice. The roast duck was an experience – they brought it to the table in this glass container that was filled with smoke to give the duck a delicious, smokiness that paired perfectly with the traditional red curry it was served with. The pa-nang curry was served in an actual coconut with the coconut water on the side to drink as well – which was unique. The coconut curry soup – or khao soi – is a traditional, famous northern thai dish. It is served with crispy and soft egg noodles in a yellow curry with sides of lime, pickled green mustard, and sliced red onions. Lastly, the pinepple fried rice was served in a hollowed out pineapple. It is filled with jasmine rice infused with yellow curry, cashews, pineapple, raisins, onions and choice of protein.
Check out their full menu here.