Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Makeover for East Colorado?

The part of Colorado Blvd east of Lake is considerably boring compared to the Old Town area west of it, but relatively recently a new neighborhood favorite has popped up.

Daisy Mint is a small, cute Thai restaurant that may seem out of place among the neighboring mattress stores, etc. The inside of the restaurant is decorated somewhat eclectically. A dark (but gorgeous) painting of sumo wrestlers, mirrors, and empty picture frames and bird cages - which some thought to be rather creepy, but cute and quaint nonetheless.Compared to its typical Thai restaurant counterparts, Daisy Mint's menu is relatively limited. It only fills up one sheet of paper, front and back, but includes salads, soups, noodles, curries, and a small variety of other dishes. However, they also lean on the healthier side and use better quality ingredients.

Daisy Mint also offers selection of teas - some more uncommon than others. On my first visit I ordered the roasted nuts tea.

I'm not really sure what it is exactly, but it looks and tastes like almond+sesame milk to me ... plus perhaps other types of nuts. It tastes pretty bland, actually.

I've been there twice and on both visits forgot my regular camera :( since I usually just run off there from school while starving. So you'll have to bear with my phone camera instead.

I got the green curry the first time. The taste was not as 'bold' than your typical curry dish, but very comforting. I love the eggplants.

The next time around I ordered the 'Daisy Noodles'. The only thing missing from this dish (for me) is some meat ...
It is glass noddles in red curry sauce served with lettuce (salad lettuce), bean sprouts, and peanuts. It is an interesting combination and I like the slightly spicy curry sauce.

Thought I have yet to find a dish that blows my mind here, I like the quaintness of the place and thought that the food was good and rather creative. I'm sure I will be back many many times (walking tiredly from school)!

Daisy Mint
1218 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA

(626) 792-2999


Daisy Mint on Urbanspoon

5 comments:

Matthew K.

when you said colorado, I was thinking Eagle Rock, but I guess you meant even more east. Nice review of that thai place, if I'm ever out that way.

EILEEN

The decoration is quite different than your typical Thai restaurant. Very cute. Daisy Noodle would be perfect lunch on a hot summer day.

-Eileen-
http://eileent.com/eat

teenage glutster

I've been here before and also noticed that the flavors are toned down a bit.


do you go to p.c.c?

burumun

Indeed, I had the Daisy Noodle on a hot summer day! (I just wished their AC was turned up full blast)

teenage glutster - I actually go to Caltech, but I need to venture out to near pcc area (I heard there's an old indonesian restaurant?)

Anonymous

Pretty decent food here. Although it's fusion-Thai, so I agree that it's not mindblowing.

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