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Thai Amarin: Springfield, NJ

Sandwiched between a bank drive thru, dry cleaner, and Muscle Maker Grill in a tiny strip mall in Jersey, you’ll find Thai Amarin, a hidden gem of Thai cuisine. Once you get past its blink-and-you’ll-miss-it humble storefront, you’ll be instantly transported into a warm and welcoming dining room that smells like sandalwood and jasmine. Check out what I ordered and what I thought, right here! (Warning: the pictures will leave you craving Thai- stat!)

Stop by Thai Amarin for lunch, and you’ll be in for a real treat. The menu is endless and the prices are almost a steal. My mom and I went twice in the span of three days. Yeah, it’s that good. The first time, I ordered my standard Pad Thai dish, the best way to judge a Thai restaurant. On our second tasting, here’s what we ended up with:

At lunch time, your meal comes with a complimentary Thai salad and cup of house soup (carrot+butternut squash):

Lunch special includes: Thai salad and House Soup

The salad is crisp and fresh with just enough peanut sauce to flavor but not overwhelm. The soup is a rich mix of flavors: carrot puree with butternut squash and ground black pepper. I have a feeling I will be craving this soup on a weekly basis when the colder weather rolls in. It would also make an amazing Thanksgiving dinner starter, come to think of it! (#planningahead)

Appetizer: Porpia Tod

These thai spring rolls are stuffed with bean thread noodles, cabbage, taro and carrot and come served with sweet chili sauce. They’re crispy, tasty, and gigantic- in terms of spring rolls!

Entree: Traditional Tofu Thai Fried Rice

I ordered the tofu fried rice. Boring? Maybe. But only in the sense that it’s not the most adventurous Thai choice. Still, it’s a total classic and was delicious in its own right. The veggies were crunchy, the tofu was grilled perfectly. And sometimes I need a day off from rich curries and starchy noodles.

Entree: Pad Puck Ruam Mit

My mom ordered the Pad Puk Ruam Mit, which consisted of tofu and mixed vegetables in a light brown sauce, served with brown rice on the side. She was impressed with the lightness of the sauce: not too heavy, but still flavorful. Colorful veggies decorated the plate: a vegetarian’s dream.

Overall, my mom and I are very impressed with Thai Amarin. We’re totally hooked on their food, atmosphere, and friendly staff- and we are happy to find a new lunch spot to add to our growing repertoire!

Thai Amarin is located at 201 Morris Avenue in Springfield, NJ.

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About Kristine Kowalski

Editor-in-Chief Kristine is 25 and lives with her parents in the fabulously tan New Jersey. She writes all about teen celeb fashion and beauty as the Web Editor of TwistMagazine.com. She has previously worked fashion and accessories at Lifestyle Mirror, the beauty closets of Marie Claire and Seventeen, and wrote about celebrity babies as HollyBaby Editor of HollywoodLife.com. Clinton Kelly told her she looked fabulous - twice. When not quoting Tolstoy or catching up on her Twitter feed, she can be found watching iCarly or perusing the clearance racks at Bloomingdales.

4 comments on “Thai Amarin: Springfield, NJ

  1. YUMM -O!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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