rama thai (san diego)

We spent three days running around San Diego trying to see all the sights and keep our little guy entertained. We went to Legoland, Sea World, the Safari Park, saw a museum and did a harbour tour.  It was fun but exhausting. I'm glad we had the foresight to book a chill day before heading back home.  We moved to a hotel by the marina and enjoyed the water, leisurely walking on the boardwalk and eating good food.

For Christmas eve, we checked out a local thai restaurant, Rama Thai. It was a busy place and we were lucky to get in. We sat on the covered sidewalk which gave us a chance to enjoy the nice weather, knowing that people back home were facing temperatures in the minus twenties.

Not wanting to eat too much, we ordered one appetizer and one main, which actually was more than enough for the three of us. At Q's request, we started with the calamari. The fresh calamari was breaded in panko and served with a sweet dipping sauce.  The coating was crispy and the calamari was cooked to perfection.

For our main, we had one of our favourites, Panang Curry.  We had ours with chicken and shrimp and ladled it over steamed rice. The aromatic curry had chunks of chicken, good sized shrimp and loads of vegetables, including crinkle cut carrots.  The spicy broth had a hint of sweetness and it was delicious.

We ended our meal with a scoop of pineappe and coconut ice cream. It was a great combination and cooled our tongues.

As we were leaving the restaurant, I noticed a couple at another table enjoying some prawns wrapped in noodles and deep fried. I will definitely have to try that the next time.

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