One cold afternoon, I was growing very bored in my own home and I found nothing here to do that would ease my boredom. So I decided to go out for a walk hoping I might catch something interesting in the way. I found myself walking the streets for a considerable amount of time and the sky was starting to get dark and the temperature started to drop. After over half an hour walking around the streets I grew quite hungry and I knew I had to find a restaurant to fill my stomach and get some warmth for a while.
After a few minutes of searching for a place to eat, I found a restaurant called Aloy Thai Cuisine so I decided to give it a go. So I got seated and checked out their menu and thought about how I really wasn’t that familiar with Thai food and I started to feel my nose acting up after being out in the cold for too long. I called for the waiter and asked if he could recommend anything to me and he said that the Tom Yum Gong would be a great option for tonight so that’s what I ordered.
While I was waiting for my order to arrive I watched through the glass pane as snow started to fall and other customers came into the restaurant. The delicious aroma in the air just kept my stomach rumbling even harder and as my congestion started to get even worse, I got a small whiff of what seemed to be lemongrass in the air. Then I saw a waiter carrying a bowl and it seemed he was walking in my direction and all I could think of at that moment is how delicious this food would be. As he placed the relatively large bowl on my table, I got an even stronger smell of the delicious scent and I actually felt my nose feeling a little better.
I have had quite little experience with Thai food and this would be my first time trying Tom Yum Gong which is apparently spicy shrimp soup. I got my soup spoon and dipped in into the bowl and took my first bite (which had a small leaf). As I swallowed I really felt that it hit the right spot. I took another scoop and this time I was able to get a piece of shrimp which just tasted heavenly. The spiciness of the soup really helped clear my nose and as I was halfway through my meal I was feeling a lot better.
As I was finishing up my meal, I really felt much warmer inside. I paid for the food and went on my way home. Despite how simple things went that night Aloy Thai Cuisine has become memorable to me. Once in a while I would try to go back and sample other Thai dishes but most of the time I would just order Thai Food Delivery but despite that, nothing beats being in the restaurant sampling all of the aromas going through in the air.