This post can be labeled "Thai Food in Oceanside, CA" or "Escape from the Monastery"!
Last Monday, I wrote about a writing retreat I attended with my critiques partners, the intrepid Denny's Chicks. The retreat took place at the Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside, CA.
There were many many things I appreciated about the retreat, such as the uninterrupted writing time, the other children's writers and, of course, hanging with my own Denny's Chicks.
But I very definitely didn't appreciate the food. It was, in a word, abysmal.
So, Saturday evening, I had a conversation with the Denny's Chicks that went SOMETHING like this:
Me: Guys, I'm starving. In fact, I'm so starving my stomach is eating itself.
Kathy Krevat: No way I'm facing another meal here. Let's leave.
Me: No, no. We can't just sneak out. The monks cooked for us. They're expecting us to show up with everyone else in the dining hall.
Kelly Hayes: Let's drive around Oceanside until we find some edible food.
Me: No, no. We can't be that disrespectful.
Kathy Krevat: I already Googled. There's a Thai restaurant close by.
Then, Kathy and Kelly strongarmed me out the door, into Kathy's van and to Ocean Thai Cuisine, 3846 Mission Avenue, Suite A3, Oceanside, CA 92058; tel: 760.967.9901.
O Oceanside Thai Cuisine, your Tom Kha soup was the nectar of the gods. Your Gang Ga-ree curry was heavenly. Even your jasmine rice was of another world.
Hands down, this is the BEST aquarium I've ever seen in a restaurant. And we were seated right next to it.
This is a shrimp goby. I think I'd like to own one.
I'm not sure how well you can see it, but this little bit of straw is in the shape of a rose. Yes, they treated us like delicate divas.
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photo credits: my blackberry