After learning that Suki Thai in Boulder is now a gluten-free restaurant, I had to try it. I opted not to take the hubby until I had a chance to ask all my questions and take my time.
I will start by saying I love Pad Thai. I haven’t had commercial Pad Thai since I got sick after eating it at a restaurant a couple of years ago. (They didn’t realize GF also meant they had to leave off the tiny fried onions that blended visually in with the peanuts, until I looked very closely.) Needless to say, I eat out less than once/month now. I used to eat out about 2x/week before my diagnosis. I am starting to eat out again armed with a lot of questions.
In fact, I usually stop into a prospective restaurant when they aren’t busy and I am not hungry. I am able to ask a lot of questions without worrying about what I am going to eat. I can leave knowing what to look for on the menu when I come back. If I go back. There have been several places who can only say YES we do gluten-free. But they cannot give me more details other than tell your wait-person.
Back to Suki Thai Noodles. All gluten-free means I didn’t have to worry they would boil GF noodles in the same water/pan as the regular noodles. Yeah! I ordered Pad Thai. I asked them to be sure they didn’t use the same utensils for another order with tofu in it. They offer a lot of tofu options.
Are there any soy ingredients in the Pad Thai sauce? It wasn’t busy and the young man at the counter went and checked. He even let me read a container of one of the ingredients.
While eating my meal I came across a soft cubed item in my food, soaked through with sauce. I took it up in a napkin to inquire about what it was. Is this tofu? No, it’s egg.
This is bold for me, let me point this out. I am getting bold in an effort to make sure I don’t continue to damage my digestive system.
So, you read all this to get a review of the place? I will definitely go back and try many kinds of noodle bowls. I will order the Pad Thai again also. Not because it is the best Pad Thai I have ever had, but it fit the bill for a quick easy meal while running errands in town. In the same shopping center as Sprouts, I can get some groceries in the same stop.
Learning to ask questions is one of the most difficult things I face with my food limitations. I have learned the hard and painful way, that I need to ask all the right questions. Because the question I forget to ask could be the one that makes me sick.