A neighborhood fixture in the Druid Hills area, Thaicoon serves Thai cuisine and sushi, a common combo back when it opened over a decade ago. Our recent visit with SPA and her hubby AA, who are regulars, revealed a recently refreshed dining room that felt more rustic than Asian.
As a rule, I order unfiltered sake whenever it’s available. Here, they offer a nice selection. SPA and I split a bottle of Evoluzione, a very potent, milky beverage with a subtle soy flavor.
We started with two orders of basil rolls. Thaicoon’s version doesn’t contain the customary shrimp and pork, but rather imitation crab with julienned vegetables and basil wrapped with rice paper. The sticky sweet and spicy sauce was great with the crunchy rolls.
LC and I followed our Thai appetizer with a traditional Japanese sushi roll called Double Fantacy, a combination of tuna, yellowtail, scallion, and avocado, with jalapeno and tobigo on top.
SPA recommended a relatively new offering she had tried recently called Green Sea, a decadent combination of lobster, plump scallops, and shrimp bathed in mildly spicy green curry. Crispy tempura battered veggies like sweet potato and onion were served alongside for a wonderful array of textures and flavors.
LC had a hankering for noodles so he tried pad kee mao with pork, stir fried rice noodles with bean sprouts, vegetables, basil, and hot chili. It was a very tasty dish but we couldn’t finish the generous serving, which I was happy to have for lunch the next day!
1799 Briarcliff Road NE 404-817-9805