The ladies business group I am in met today at Thai Mango, which is located on Canal Street in New Smyrna Beach. I have never been there (although I had heard of it before), but the other two ladies I met with have been there. They are both big fans, so when one of them suggested it for today's lunch meeting I was interested in checking it out.
I ordered the lard na with tofu, while my friends ordered a shrimp dish, a fried rice dish, and a curry. I tried a bite of the vegetable fried rice, which was really good. Both of the other ladies enjoyed their meals. I really liked the lard na. The sauce and rice noodles were delicious, and the tofu was perfect. I love how it was crispy on the outside. I'm an unsweet tea drinker, so I had the tea. It was okay, not great (sorry, but I'm picky about my tea). The price was also not bad, with my bill be around $9.60 before tip.
The service was good (our waiter was Kayla), and the atmosphere is okay, kind of laid back and on the dimmer side (not a lot of natural light). They offer plenty of seating, including some large booths for bigger parties. They have a good menu that offers plenty of vegetarian and non-vegetarian items to choose from. There is something for every taste. It's also located in one of my favorite areas of New Smyrna Beach. I'm a fan of Canal Street.
While my favorite Thai restaurant in the county remains being Thai Kitchen by Saowanee, I will say that the food at Thai Mango was good, and if I were meeting others again I would go back. If you are in the area or looking for a good Thai meal, you may want to check it out!
- Jacqueline Bodnar
Here are some pictures. My dish is the first food dish, followed by what the other ladies ordered.
Pictured is Heather, of One by One Designs, and Maria, from Gourmet Affair Catering and Foundation 37.