For lunch today I met up with a new friend and fellow foodie blogger, Devon, from 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.
She raved about this dish so I know it must 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 chewey 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