Thumbs Up on Bangkok Jam Thai Restaurant

Number two on our list of lunch spots on Solano: Bangkok Jam Thai Restaurant, with a tag line on their menu that declares "Live healthy eat healthy."

This time our friend George accompanied us, which means we get to taste a bigger variety. Because the extensive menu took a while to look through, I ordered some fresh veggie rolls while we all decided what to order as our entrées. For those incredibly picky diners who can't find something to eat from the more than 40 items offered, they can order from the box labeled "organic organic" (because one organic just isn't enough), which allows you to create your own dish by choosing which veggies you want (or hormone-free chicken) and add one of five sauces.

By the time we'd figured out what entrées to order, our appetizer had arrived. And those rice paper rolls stuffed with noodles, veggies, and mint were darn good. It served three people just right and only cost $6.50. And my Thai iced coffee was sweet and refreshing on that unseasonably warm January day.

The décor was fun—three modern-ish chandeliers lit the main dining area, and the entryway sported these decorative orbs of light laden with leis. Some loungey music played at a low volume, creating a pleasant atmosphere.

Our entrées arrived within fifteen minutes, which was perfectly reasonable, especially since we had the veggie rolls to munch on while we waited. I had decided to go with a classic Thai combo that was one of  their organic lunch specials—pad thai and chicken satay. And they were both delicious. Dave got tom kha soup and a Thai crunch salad and was very happy with his choices. George opted for a BBQ pork dish that had a name that sounded vaguely German; but I tasted it, and I can assure you that it was indeed a Thai dish and not German.

My entrée was accompanied by the obligatory boring American green salad, which I chose not to eat because it looked like the dressing might have mayonnaise in it, which I avoid if possible. (It's not even because of the high fat content—I just personally find mayo disgusting.) But everything Thai was great.

Note: This photo is from their website because I forgot to take pictures, but this looked pretty much like what I ate, only mine was smaller since it was a lunch portion.

I was excited to discover that after 4:30, they will deliver (free for orders of $25 or more). I'm sure I will take advantage of that in the not-too-distant future.

As we ate, I recognized a Gershwin tune playing—"But Not For Me." Au contraire, Bangkok Jam is definitely for me.

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