This past weekend, a friend and I decided to check out Luv2Eat Thai on Sunset. We’d heard, as many others have, of the authentic Thai food and wanted to give it a shot.
Saturday night, the place is packed. We managed to get a table for two and put our orders in. I asked for the phuket style fish curry kanomjean, the second item on the menu and the cousin to the crab curry that is talked about on a million blogs lately.
“We’re out, sorry,” said the waiter, to which I said, ah dang and ordered the tai pla curry instead. The waiter gave me a look and said, “That’s very spicy.” I could tell it was spicy because it had a pepper next to the name. I said, “Yeah, I can see that…” After two minutes of him trying to dissuade me I asked what he would recommend and he shrugged and didn’t really offer me any alternatives. I said I’d stick with the tai pla.
My friend ordered a noodle dish. When our food came, we were given forks and knives. My friend pointed out that everyone else had chopsticks.
Then the same waiter began helping another table nearby. The man, an Asian man, ordered the fish curry that I had tried to order and the waiter took his order and walked away… I suppose the fish curry was only unavailable to the two white guys sitting there wondering why we were using forks and everyone else had chopsticks.
Finally, finishing up, I asked for a to go box as I had finished about half and wanted the rest for later. The waiter asked how I liked it and I said it was good! I really liked it. It was very spicy but I love spicy foods. He looked at me with a smirk and said, “Okay” and a thumbs up, as if to say, “Sure you did.”
We left thinking what a lame experience it was because of how we were treated.