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February 24th, 2011

Lunch, Lily Thai Cuisine, Rehoboth Beach, Beer and Wine, Delaware Beaches



It was late in the day and Michael and I were doing some errands in Rehoboth Beach.  We got hungry and stopped at Lily Thai Cuisine.  This Thai restaurant is located at 10 North 1st St. in Rehoboth Beach.  Tel. 302-227-3348.

Ever since I found this restaurant I have been enjoying Lily’s great cuisine.  I do. I really like it.  When I first started going there you could bring your own bottle (BYOB).  Then, they went through the process of applying for a liquor license and no bottles were allowed in the premises.  Therefore, it has been somewhat slow.

Next week, might be the week where they will be able to serve beer and wine.  They will start with that; see what their customers will be requesting and take it from there.  If you want to make sure they are serving beer and wine, please give them a call to 302-227-3348.  They open for lunch and dinner.  Closed on Mondays, though.

They have great lunch specials for $8.95.  Salad and half size entrees.

Michael and I ordered the Larb Gai.  I order this dish all the time.  It has ground chicken breast, tossed in lime juice, red onions, Thai herbs and fresh mint.  It is spicy and a favorite.  Michael liked it but not as much as I did.


The salad that came with the lunch specials had a very interesting dressing.  It was somewhat sweet but the concentration was cilantro.  Refreshing after the spicy Larb Gai.


Michael had the Green Curry which was hot hot and spicy.  This dish is traditionally made with green curry paste, coconut milk, Thai eggplants, and hints of Rhizome and basil.  Got good reviews from Michael.

A rhizome is the horizontal stem of a plant that is usually found underground, often sending out roots and shoots from its nods; ginger being a good example.


Mine was a Crispy Duck Ginger.  It was crispy honey duck with young ginger, onions, mushrooms, celery, garlic, ground peppers and scallions.  It had just the right amount of spice and the duck was nice and crispy.


Lily Thai is a quiet place for lunch.  I think people forget that it is there.  Anyway, I am passing the word around because I really do enjoy it.

Note:  Carry out is available.

See you… to you later…

January 15th, 2011

Lily, Thai Cuisine, Restaurant, Review, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Beaches



I am on a roll.  Oh, yes, I have been on an ethnic food kick.  Besides the Indian restaurant I reviewed yesterday I also went to see how Lily was doing.  Lily is a restaurant that opened a couple of years ago.  I only found out about it this past year.  Have gone several times and will keep on going because I enjoy it Thai food very much.

Thai cooking incorporates all 5 tastes; sweet, sour, bitter, salty and spicy.  Definitely, there is a sense of balance in Thai food.

A Thai meal consists of a single dish or it will be rice with other dishes served at the same time to be shared by all.  A lot of times there are more dishes than guests at a table.

Lily is located at 10 N. 1st Street, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.  The tel. is 302-227-3348.  If you have been to Rehoboth then you will find the restaurant right between Nicola Pizza and Adriatico.  Lily opens 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.

I decided to go the other night and have dinner because I really did not feel like cooking.  It was one of those nights.  Cold and I was lazy.

Up until recently you could bring a bottle of wine and they would cork it for you.  At the moment, you cannot do that anymore.  The reason?  They were approved for the liquor license but the restaurant still has to go through some formalities.  Therefore, not now but in the next few months they will be ready.


I started with the Larb Gai.  I always order this dish because I have had it in Boulder and in Florida, but at Lily’s is where I like it the best.  It consisted of ground chicken breasts tossed in lime juice, red onion, Thai herbs and fresh mint.  It was spicy and perfect for 2 people.


My husband ordered a Roasted Duck Curry.  It was a slow roasted honey boneless duck, pineapple chunks, tomatoes, young bamboo strips, hot peppers in red coconut curry and basil.  It was spicy, just like he likes his curries.


I really loved my dish.  I had never had it and I can venture to say that it has been one of the best.  It was Sweet & Spicy Chili Crusted Eggplant.  The dish had lightly fried Thai eggplants, flavored with smoked sweet and spicy roasted chili sauce.  Then, topped with chopped chicken, tiger shrimp, and cilantro.  It truly was delicious with that sweetness and heat complementing each other so well.


I forgot to take a picture of our dessert, which was a mango over sticky rice topped with a coconut cream sauce. 

It was a casual dinner on a cold and quiet night in Rehoboth Beach… to you later…..


Note:  Lily also has carry out.

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November 1st, 2010

Thai Room, Thai Cuisine, Jacksonville Beach, Florida, Restaurant, Review


Thai food is what we call the cuisine that comes from Thailand.  Thai food balances the 5 taste senses; sometimes in each dish or in the meal as a whole:  spicy, sour, sweet, salty and bitter.

When I first went this summer to the First Coast, (Jacksonville Beach) as that whole area is known in northern Florida, I stopped at this restaurant; did not know anything about it.  I totally enjoyed it so much that on this past trip I went twice.

The Thai Room is located at 1286 S. 3rd St., Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250.  Tel. 904-249-8444.  The location is in a strip mall.  Well, surprise!! Everything seems to be located in a strip mall in Jacksonville Beach.

The Thai Room is actually big.  Booths or individual tables are there for your choosing.  The service staff was so nice and very helpful.

The following dishes were ordered and I can tell you that they were truly delicious.  Some of us ordered them Thai hot (very spicy) and some of us decided to have it mild.

For an appetizer for the table we ordered Nam Sod.  This dish contained well cooked ground pork with ginger, roasted peanuts, carrots, red onions, and bell peppers, accented with Thai chili-lime dressing.  So good and perfect for sharing.


One person ordered the Red Curry with chicken.  Red Curry paste and coconut milk with potatoes, carrots, sweet bell peppers, onions, bamboo shoots and Thai sweet basil.  A side dish of rice came with it.  It was also ordered Thai hot.  It was enjoyed very much.


The Roast Duck Curry was so amazing that we all decided it was the best we had ever tasted.  Slices of roasted duck simmered in coconut milk and red curry paste, with sweet bell peppers, green peas, Thai eggplant, snow pea pods, onions and Thai sweet basil.  The duck was cooked to perfection.


The first time I visited the restaurant I had the Pan Seared Chilean Seabass and fell in love with it.  This time I had it again and it did not disappoint.  The seabass is served over steamed jasmin rice with sauteed asparagus, carrots and fried spinach, then topped with a green curry reduction.


This restaurant is very near Ponte Vedra and Atlantic Beach, so if you are in the area, give it a try.  I think you will like it.

Note:  Their unsweetened iced teas were very good, as well.

Talk to you later….

March 10th, 2010

Lily…Thai Cuisine…Restaurant…Review…Delaware Beaches…Rehoboth Beach…Old Eastern and Western cooking influences…



Once again, I am realizing that even though writing this blog gives me an opportunity to share my views and opinions; likes and dislikes, I am also learning a lot. 

For example, you already know I like to eat and experience new foods; I am not scared to taste something that I have not eaten before.  That is something I have shared with my family. 

So, yesterday, Tuesday, I wanted something different.  And, I can tell you that I was so surprised to find out that there is a restaurant in Rehoboth Beach called Lily.  It is Thai Cuisine.  I am also surprised that Sharon (one of my friends) has not told me about this restaurant.  I wonder if she even knows.  She is a local and a native.  You know, the ones that were borned and raised in Rehoboth Beach.  And, the ones that would know that Lily is located where the Canyon once called that space home, probably 30 years ago.

What is the essence of Thai cooking?  Its characteristics depend on who cooks it, for whom it is cooked, for what occasion, and where it is cooked.  Its dishes can be refined and adjusted for all different tastes. 

Thai cooking is unique.  It differs from Chinese and Indian cuisine even though they have greatly influenced Thai cooking.  You can identify it because it incorporates all 5 tastes:  sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and spicy.

Basically Thai food should be thought of as a blending of tastes and textures within each individual dish and the whole meal.

Lily is located on 10 N. 1st Street, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.  Tel. is 302-227-3348.  E-mail is There is take-out available.  Hours of operation are: Mondays through Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.  Sundays 11:30 until 9:00 p.m.


The restaurant is between Nicola Pizza and Adriatico.  If you have been to Rehoboth or live here you know where these places are.  Lily is small and comfortable, but most of all, casual.  The tables are very well spaced.  There is a bar but at present they do not have a liquor license.  Probably by the summer.  You may bring your own bottles of wine, beer, liquor.  They cannot open them for you but they have openers and wine glasses available.  Of course, there is no corking fee.


Lily opened a little over a year ago.  Lily, the owner, was the main chef at another Thai restaurant in Rehoboth.  There is also Chef Jason.  I did not meet either one of them.  My main contact was Alex, my waiter.  When I called, I asked if they were aware of gluten allergies and Alex said they were; to come in and they would point out the dishes my husband could eat.


Alex was very attentive.  His background is Ukranian and Polish but grew up in Belarus.  He has been here for 4 years and goes to school.  He made suggestions and told us that the heat level in the dishes could be adjusted.  Some dishes were not spicy, at all.

The first dish that attracted my attention was an appetizer called Larb Gai.  It was ground chicken breast tossed in lime juice, red onions, Thai herbs and fresh mint.  It was refreshing, right amount of heat and pefect for sharing.

For a small restaurant, they have quite a variety of dishes on their menu, including dinner specials.

I decided to have the Roasted Duck Curry.  This dish was spicy and I thoroughly enjoyed.  It was slow roasted honey boneless duck, pineapple chunks, tomatoes, young bamboo strips, hot peppers in red coconut curry and basil.  It came in a bowl with a side dish of white rice. Very well seasoned and beautiful colors. Immediately, your senses are revived; spice and color.

If you like Curry then Lily has seven of them. Coconut, Panang, Green, Red, Yellow, Masaman and Wild.

My husband had the Pad Thai. There was a choice of chicken or shrimp.  He chose shrimp.  This is Thailand’s Signature Dish.  Pan fried noodles, bean sprouts, red tofu, eggs and ground peanuts.  We asked to take the peanuts out; some times, believe it or not, they have a dusting of flour.  This dish was not spicy at all so he requested some of their hot spices.  Alex pointed out the 2 hotest ones and they were hot.  My husband enjoyed his food, as well.


Sorry, but I forgot to take pictures of the entrees; their presentations were worthy or a photo or 2.

Lily has desserts but I will have to come back for the Sweet Mango and Sticky Rice, topped with coconut cream.  Mangoes are not good this time of the year.  You want juicy and sweet ones for this dish.

And for all, who like to introduce children to new things, Lily has a kids menu for children under 10; crispy chicken, fried crispy shrimp, beach fries (never leave those if you are at the beach) and kiddy fried rice.


I really enjoyed Lily, saw a friend there that had heard about it, as well, and I am definitely going back.  There are too many dishes to try.


 Talk to you later….

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