Won Thai Cuisine
MQ doesn't like most Asian, so she never goes to
these kinds of places. But me, being of half-Japanese extraction
occasionally feel the need to get some rice molecules in my
bloodstream. So, the place where I go that's really near
my house in Berkeley is Won Thai Cuisine on University Avenue.
Basically, my problem is I've become addicted to one dish they
make. That is Chicken Him-Ma-Pan -- with a side of steamed
rice. It's a very simple kind of stir fry plate with chicken,
peppers, oil, and onions. I'm not sure what all goes into this, but
I just plain like it. So much so that when I call and say
I'm Cathryn, the friendly guy there comes back, "Aha, Cathryn.
Chicken Him Ma Pan with Rice." I say, "yes," and then I pop
over there in 15 minutes, by foot, and nab a Chinese food
container with the magic substance in it. I always bring
it home, and devour it all immediately -- like an illicit drug.
Of course, I imagine they have a wonderful menu of other
stuff aside from this, but I've never tasted any of it.
I'm just happy eating my usual thing. I have gone here
with my friend CH, and she seemed pleased with whatever
she ate at Won Thai Cuisine. I've never gone to the bathroom
here, so I have no idea what they're like.
This building before being Won Thai was "Mother India",
a not-so-great Indian Restaurant. And before that, long
ago, it was a not-so-great Chinese Restaurant. Definately,
Won Thai is the best restaurant that's been in this location
since the early 80's, which is handy since it's less than two blocks
from my house. It's kind of a weird Pepto Bismo Pink color,
and sits in front of a motel, which it long ago was possibly
The only thing I have to watch out here for is my diet. Lately
I've been on the Jenny Craig which has cut back my