Streetfood Asia is a new restaurant in the Nob Hill area of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and we tried it the other night for dinner. It was quite busy and we enjoyed the decor while we waited for our table. Even the ceiling has a suspended grid reminiscent of the rice-paper doors in Japan, and my favorite light fixture was one that looks like a giant upside-down lotus flower made of bright red brocade-type fabric.
We opted for seats at the counter so we could watch all the action in the kitchen. It was fascinating to watch them handle all the woks and pots, and they have multiple gas burners emitting blue flames at 30,000 BTU. We have kitchen envy--you just can't cook food properly in a wok unless you have that kind of power, and we have an electric stove.
I ordered the Bangkok Street fried rice with chicken and all sorts of yummy things, like cashews, scallions, and hot peppers. It was delicious, and the serving was so generous, I had plenty to take home for lunch. Steve ordered the udon noodles, which he said were so good, he hasn't tasted anything that good since we left northern Japan over 30 years ago. Streetfood Asia purchases their tea from New Mexico Tea Company, and our dinner was accompanied by a pot of lovely and soothing green tea.
We're so glad to have Streetfood Asia among our favorite Albuquerque restaurants, and we'll definitely be going back.
3422 Central SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
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