Daisy Mint Thai Restaurant, Pasadena, CA

Friday, August 20, 2010

Daisy Mint Thai Restaurant, Pasadena, CA
Daisy Mint in Pasadena has some interesting decor!

Restaurant Week continues (next week is all San Francisco food from my recent trip!)...

We had a work thang at Pasadena City College so after a day of talking and talking, my co-workers and I went to Daisy Mint. I've been here at least four times, and seriously love this Thai restaurant. Knowing that we were going to Daisy Mint after the work event made the day go quickly! :)

Daisy Mint Thai Restaurant, Pasadena, CA
Waterfall Pork Salad
grilled marinated pork with shallots, scallions, rice powder and greens with spicy lime dressing ($10.95)

OMG. This is the best. The Best. I could eat this spicy salad, um, every. day. Just go. Just go order it! And you'll see what I mean.

Daisy Mint Thai Restaurant, Pasadena, CA
Pumpkin [Kabocha]
with egg and basil in garlic sauce (with Chicken, $8.95)

I love kabocha (Japanese squash pumpkin). It is a sweet, dense squash. This preparation is delicious...the meat isn't even necessary.

Daisy Mint Thai Restaurant, Pasadena, CA
Mushroom & Ginger
Fresh ginger sauteed with onions, mushrooms and scallions (with Tofu, $8.95)

Daisy Mint Thai Restaurant, Pasadena, CA
Daisy Noodles
rice noodles with red curry, egg, crispy onions, bean sprouts and crushed peanuts (no meat, $8.95)

This was great because we wanted a curry and a noodle dish but there were only four of us...and this dish combined the two flavors!

Daisy Mint Thai Restaurant, Pasadena, CA Daisy Mint Thai Restaurant, Pasadena, CA
Close-ups of the Daisy Noodles and the absolutely delicious Waterfall Pork salad. I can't wait to go back and have some more!

Daisy Mint Thai Restaurant, Pasadena, CA
Pumpkin Custard Dessert
Kabocha with a custard. Soooo good and interesting! $4.50

Daisy Mint Thai Restaurant, Pasadena, CA
Oh yeah, that's a kabocha or pumpkin! And since it was a vegetable to begin with...we put it in the veggie category. Hee hee.

If you are in Pasadena, stop by Daisy Mint for some yummy Thai food!

Restaurant:
Daisy Mint Thai Restaurant
1218 East Colorado Boulevard (walking distance to Pasadena City College, near Zankou Chicken)
Pasadena, CA 91106-1842
(626) 792-2999
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6 comments:

vanillasugar said... [Reply to comment]

that daisy noodle salad sounds & looks so good!

lyndsay said... [Reply to comment]

love the look of that crazy desert!!

and by the looks and sounds of it i could eat a whole lot of that waterfall pork salad...!

Gastronomer said... [Reply to comment]

I'm a big fan of Daisy Mint too! In fact, I ate there twice last week ;-) The decor is so dang cute! I will try the salad next time I swing in for a bite.

Damaris said... [Reply to comment]

This Thai place looks really good. I'm super picky about my Thai food. There are 3 in Santa Cruz and they all suck. If you're ever in Hawaii go toe Haleiwa Eats. SO Good.

That pumpkin custard dessert looks awesome. I'm a huge fan of pumpkin.

Gourmet Mama said... [Reply to comment]

I'm really loving those two pumpkin dishes! What a unique way to serve the custard . . . now I've got ideas to try. :)

Tammy said... [Reply to comment]

Man alive. I am now officially feeling sorry for myself. Where I live, I have yet to find a SINGLE really good ASIAN restaurant, let alone a Thai one. In the South of France you tendto find lots of delicious...French food. This post has me jonesing at a fairly critical level!

What I wouldn't do for that pork salad.

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