One of my Asian friends, who has notoriously great taste in food, introduced me to my first taste of Top Spice at the Druid Hills location. I have since been to other locations but let’s focus on one at a time to be fair.
Inside, despite the strip mall-ish location, it is cozy and warm. Lots of welcoming dark wood and candlelight. Why, it’s intimate and downright romantic. Mighty upscale feeling.
I have this nasty but reliable habit of ordering my holy grail of Thai food entrees the first time I dine at a new Thai joint. Masaman curry and Pad Thai. This time was no exception to that rule.
The curry had all the characteristics of a great Masaman style. Silky, balanced and perfectly cooked chicken along with the usual suspects of garnish: avocado, crunchy cashews and most importantly a fork. I have chopstick skills but curry trumps those skills. White girl flatware is essential here.
More chopstick friendly the pad thai. Another dish that shines with satisfying balance and excellent preparation. So far, Top Spice can do no wrong.
Fresh basil rolls were just that, fresh and bright tasting. I could have consumed 3 orders were I comfortably at home in my silk kimono.
Attentive service and steady flowing drinks kept me happy. I have returned and will continue to do so when in the area.