Spice it up at Lemongrass Jacksonville!
For lunch today I met up with a new friend and fellow foodie blogger, Devon, from the former blog, Run Sleep Rinse Repeat
We had lunch at an incredible Thai restaurant called Lemongrass. Not only did we both graduate from FSU we will soon be living in the same area as she is building a house out my way! We have a future date to check out a place called Cork and Keg and we’ll be sure to do a review of this cute little wine bar.
We chose Lemongrass as it was a great mid point and is well rated; voted Top 25 by Jacksonville Magazine as well as Folio Weekly’s Best of Jax! I had been there previously but it had been quite a while.
To start, we got the fresh spring rolls. They were crunchy, with that hint of mint that pairs well with the peanut dipping sauce. So refreshing.
Devon chose a Thai favorite called Phad Thai and is shown here as the gorgeous model of this amazing dish. Good choice Devon!
According to Wikepedia, “Pad Thai or Phat Thai (Thai: ผัดไทย, IPA: [pʰàt tʰāj], “fried Thai style”) is a dish of stir-fried rice noodles with eggs, fish sauce (Thai: น้ำปลา), tamarind juice, red chili pepper, plus any combination of bean sprouts, shrimp, chicken, or tofu, garnished with crushed peanuts, coriander and lime, the juice of which can be added along with Thai condiments. Pad Thai is one of Thailand’s national dishes.”
She raved about this dish so I know it have been good.
I like things a little spicy so I branched out (as I would have typically chosen Phad Thai too) and got the “Hot Peppers: Your choice of meat sautéed with garlic, bamboo, straw mushrooms, onions, sweet peppers, wood ear mushrooms, green peas, jalapeno peppers and topped with Thai sweet basil”.I chose the tofu as my protein.The chewy texture and firm, crisp exterior when it’s cooked properly gets me every time. The sauce had just the right amount of spice (that will wake you up!) and flavor. The color was just gorgeous. To soak up the fiery sauce I chose simple rice noodles and they did their job.
If you are ever in Jacksonville and like Thai food I would definitely check out Lemongrass.
Great service (granted we got there just before closing so we were the only patrons)
Not afraid to bring the heat
Large portion size
Only open during the week from 11-2 and it’s really busy up through 1:00.
On a scale of 1-10 I’ll give it a 9.5