I went on a working trip to Washington DC for a week in late August. Since my two boys have never been there so I decided to take my whole family with me. After a long flight, we wanted to have something hot and inspiring for dinner. We did a thorough search and Absolute Thai caught our attention. It is also close to our hotel too. That was not the first time we have had Thai. We had been to Thai restaurants before back home, but I was awed by the food and the place itself here. The restaurant from outside looks like just any other dinner place, but it is quite spacious inside. I had a few glances at the guests there, they were talking quietly and the music they played was quite supportive to that setting. The lady who served us seemed to be a happy person too
Their green curry Gaeng Keaw Wan was my favourite one! It was neither too thick nor too clear. I am saying this because I had tried both styles before and that ruined my appetite, so I have become a little picky. But this time it was just the right density. My husband ordered chicken panang curry and the chicken was juicy and tasty. Our boys loved kanom jeeb – I hope I say it correctly. These are dumplings with very delicious sauce with sesame flavour, unlike the plain Japanese soya sauce for gyozas. My husband has always been a fan of mango sticky rice, and he loved it that the sticky rice was not too sweet and too sticky as in other Thai places. And we were surprised that the price was not very expensive. Coming from a big city where everything is so expensive, we appreciate good quality restaurants with reasonable prices. All in all, we would recommend this restaurant to those who want to have a taste of Thai food in DC.
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