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Battle of the Pad Thai’s

March 4, 2010

Today, in the left corner you have Annie Chun’s All Natural Asian Cuisine Noodle Bowl: Pad Thai versus A Taste of Thai: Pad Thai Noodles. As a big fan of Asian cuisine, I love Pad Thai and I can find it in many places like Noodles and Company. My Asian girlfriend, Cynthia, also loves Pad Thai, was the one who introduced me to it. She got the Taste of Thai (ToT) Pad Thai while I got Anni Chun’s Pad Thai.

The ToT comes in a tall box and inside has tall hard noodles that are almost as long as the box. After pouring in the water and sauce, it seemed like would never soften, but after nuking it for 4 minutes or so and adding a little bit more water than required, we finally got the noodles to be soft and edible. Looking down in the box, the noodles didn’t seem to fill even a quarter of the box, and for 4 dollars, I was pretty upset. Then after taking a bite, the flavor was almost nowhere to be tasted. We had put so much water to soften the noodles that it took away from the flavor.

After that brutal upset, we try Annie Chun’s Pad Thai. With soft noodles to start with, I felt more at ease, and after microwaving it, I was pretty excited to try it. With the first taste, I took a pause―whoa, that’s real citrusy/sour-y. Normal Pad Thai comes with lime and peanuts, but the sauce that came with Annie’s Pad Thai had way to much lime and the sauce was too over powering.

If I was stranded on an island and had to choose between the two, Annie Chun’s would win, but not by much. I don’t recommend either, and for 4 dollars each, save your money at the Yum Shoppe, get something better.

Until next time, I’ll see you at the lunch table,

-Phil

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