Earlier this year we wrote about Duangrat's Thai Restaurant in Bailey's Crossroads, VA and mentioned that Duangrat's has a sister restaurant around the corner named Rabieng. Rabieng is the more casual little sister of Duangrat's serving "Thai country comfort cooking."
Second Thoughts from B
Wow, it has been a long time. Yes, a long time since we posted, but that's not what I meant. I was thinking along the lines of: wow, it has been a long time since we ate at Rabieng.
On one hand, you could say that time has dulled any details from my memory (true). On the other, you could say that only the really strong impressions remain (also true). So let's go with the glass half full version.
Looking through the filter of time, I can't remember a single thing about my entree. In fact, if we hadn't taken a picture of it, I wouldn't have the slightest clue what I ordered. That basically means it wasn't bad, but it didn't rock my world either. Moving on.
I do remember lots of crispy, tangy, sweet, and very orange appetizers, and I remember them well enough to still be able to taste them in my mind, as evidenced by mouth starting to water as I type. That's a pretty good sign that we'll be back. In fact, I'm willing to wager that the following conversation is on the horizon:
J: Where do you want to go to eat?
B: How about that crispy orange appetizer place?
J (without missing a beat): You mean Rabieng! Let's go!
My memory of the past isn't so good but I'm pretty confident in my prediction for the future. Maybe I'll even remember my entree next time.