321 West Main Street
Farmington, New Mexico, 87401
If you are a fan of Thai cuisine, then you must try Boon's Family Thai
BBQ whenever you visit Farmington, New Mexico. While the storefront
may not look exotic, it is what is inside that is exciting. We were cheerfully
greeted upon entering; our waiter was very attentive and friendly; we had
fun while enjoying our meal.
The interior of the restaurant is small with booths lining the front and one side. However, tables are spaced so that diners are not elbow to elbow; giving a sense of intimacy and privacy. Even though there were other diners there, my husband and I felt like we had the place to ourselves.
The menu is five pages of appetizers, soups, salads, noodle dishes, curry, specialties, house favorites, seafood, desserts and drinks. All the descriptions were enticing and we wanted to try almost everything. There are five types of curry, and they sometimes offer a specialty curry such as mango.
The eggrolls are crispy, yet delicate with easily eaten shredded vegetables inside. The sauce is sweet and light; and that will be the key word for sauces at Boon's - Light.
The Moon Cakes are a total surprise with a strong scent of shrimp, but large taste of chicken. Again the sauce was sweet and light, but this time with crushed peanuts floating on top; it certainly enhanced the flavor of the Moon Cakes. This is the type of appetizer that would make a wonderful snack while watching a late night movie.
Normally I would order a Pad Thai, but the Rad Na caught my eye; the noodles are similar to those used in Mandarin style Chow Fun and were smooth and luscious. The shrimp had that scrunch that shows it was cooked well; the vegetables had a slight crunch to them; the brown sauce was light and lended just enough flavor to enhance, not mask the other ingredients. If you don't like shrimp, you can order it with chicken, beef or pork.
Hawaiian Delight is indeed a delight of a thin cutlet each of pork, beef and chicken; so tender, each could easily be cut with a fork. The sweet plum sauce did not overpower, and here's that word again, light.
After all that, we had enough room left to share a dessert, the Homemade Coconut Ice Cream; light, airy, smooth and simply delicious.
Going to Boon's Thai Family BBQ is like taking a culinary adventure to Thailand; Take the Trip!!!
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