I have to admit that finding great local restaurants is not always as easy as it seems. Sometimes you have to go to quite a few duds before you find something worth talking about. Well Thai Basil is one of those places worth mentioning. Located in Winter Springs where the list of tasty local eateries is somewhat limited, this fun little place provides a great option to add to your casual dining rotation.
When we stopped by recently for a Friday night visit, it was easy to see that I wasn’t the only person who thought the place was great. The restaurant was packed and every table was full except for a small two seater near the window, which we grabbed. The layout of the place was tiny but it worked for them. The combination of the small space, warm lighting and green paint on the walls definitely provided a refreshing yet intimate feel. As for the service, I found the staff friendly and efficient. You would never have guessed that the kitchen was pumping out food for a room full of people. We started with a scrumptious order of steamed dumplings and a cucumber, tomato and onion salad covered in a delicious tangy Thai dressing.
When it came to picking the entrees I found it difficult to chose as they had so many. There were a ton of great dishes from stir fry, noodles, duck, sea food or curry. Our meals were delicious! I have never been a fan of when foods are spicy to the point that they overpower the taste of the food itself, but that was not even an issue at this place. They make the food to order so we were able to select how spicy we wanted our dishes. My taste buds definitely said a little thank you to the cook. By the end of the meal we were stuffed and happy and as usual I was thrilled to have found a great new place to write about. So the next time you’re in Winter Springs you should definitely head over to Thai Basil for what’s sure to be a Thaitastic (no you didn’t read wrong I’m just that cheesy) dining experience!