Southeast Lifestyle Newspaper. A couple of months ago when I emailed Marty about writing an article in the paper, I did not realize how exciting the process would be. My blog and twitter reception has taken off and now foodfabulous.net has a facebook page as well, I hope you will find it and “like” it (there is an easy "like" button on the right side of my blog). I always knew that there were some amazing food establishments in our area, however until I started thinking about my articles for SE Lifestyle I did not realize just how many were so close to my front door.
In my first article I stated that adventures come in all sizes and I am happy to say that there are several just around the corner from where I live. This month’s adventure is huge and less than a mile from where I live, Singha II Thai Bistro. The first time I visited Singha was almost two years ago on High Point Road. It was located in a small building just past Florida Street. When I entered the restaurant I was graciously greeted by Kenny who is the owner and host. Singha has since moved to Eastchester/Hwy 68 (2401 Penny Road, High Point, NC). You can also visit their website at singhaii.com.
Singha which, by the way is Kenny’s real name, Kenny is just a nickname as I discovered while talking to him a few days ago. He has been in the hospitality business since he was 18, working in five star hotels in Thailand and the states. The restaurant business is in his blood, as well as his family’s; who help him run the business.
Singha II, has some of the best Thai food in the area. I say the best, because I am not a huge Thai food fan, however the choices at Singha II are clean and light not covered in goopy sauces or hidden behind spices so hot your taste buds want to scream for mercy. Now, Kenny did tell me that most of the dishes I order are not spiced the way they would be if I ordered them more authentically, which is just fine with me, I like being able to protect my taste buds for future culinary discoveries.
Singha II is a family run business and each member of the family greets patrons with a smile and desire to help make your visit as memorable as possible. Once you have visited the restaurant a few times the family will remember you name and even your favorite menu selections.
The menu brings its own challenge as you try to decide what culinary delight you will enjoy with each visit. Bangkok chicken which is one of my favorites with just enough spiciness to warm you up yet mild and tasty enough to keep your taste buds screaming for more.
Other wonderful items on the menu include; spicy catfish, lamb o’siam, red curry duck, and the regulars such as mixed vegetables with chicken, pork, tofu, or shrimp. A good friend of mine even pointed out that he likes the fact that he can order from any part of the menu and the staff will add what ever protein option (chicken, beef, shrimp, tofu, ect.) you prefer. The entire menu is worth working your way through, so go in with an open mind and adventurous pallet and cruise through the menu one item at a time. See if you can find a favorite or two of three. When you do visit Singha II, please let Kenny know that you saw this article.
Go ahead, get out there, have an adventure and by all means, eat lots of good food.
If you have a culinary discovery that you would like for me to write about, please let me know either on my blog or by emailing me at Travis@foodfabulous.net.