Right before our office moved from the Kearny Mesa area, I noticed that Di Chan Thai had new signage. A bit of a more modern freshened up look. It had been 12 years since my last visit. I hadn't been too impressed with the "Ameri-Thai" style food. But heck, a new look, a new leaf, right?
The woman working was really friendly and quickly brought me a menu.
It was the typical "pick your style - pick your protein" menu of most Thai places.
Not really sure what to get; I went with the Garlic and Pepper Shrimp ($8.95) spice level 10.......I figured that it would be basically a five.
First up; the worst soup that I've had since my visit to Appethai.
Talk about bland.....
Soon enough my plate arrived.
Let's just forget about the wonton and other stuff. Focusing on the main. The broccoli was soggy and over-cooked, the shrimp was as well.....quite rubbery. The sauce was watery, too sweet, and lacked almost any spice at all. There was garlic, not so much pepper.......not so much my taste either. It seems like the veggies and shrimp were cooked over too low heat as there was a lack of wok hay.
I'm sure folks who just want "some grub" for less than nine bucks might like this.
In the back of my mind, I thought if lunch was even half way decent, maybe I'd come back for dinner. I think I'll pass for now.
Di Chan Thai Restaurant
5535 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92117