Sarika red curry chickenI’ve driven past Sarika’s Thai and Sushi on Huebner Road many times, however, I’ve never been inside. One day the restaurant Jacqueline and I drove to was closed and I remembered the red lettering of Sarika’s. A two minute drive later and we were pulling up into the small shopping center. I wasn’t expecting much, but as we walked in I realized you should never judge a restaurant by it’s exterior.

Sarika thai teaWhenever I walk into a Thai restaurant, I’m always excited about the Thai tea! The iced tea is made from strongly brewed Ceylon tea, orange blossom water, and numerous different spices. The tea is sweetened with sugar and condensed milk and it’s unbelievably delicious. Plus, the color is gorgeous.

Sarika sweet and sour chickenOnto the entrees. For once, sushi was not on my mind! Instead of glancing over the sushi segment and disregarding the rest of the menu, I looked through the lunch portions for Sarika’s Thai cuisine. Lunch takes place seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Meat dishes are $7.95 while seafood dishes are a mere dollar more. Thai and Chinese dishes both accompany the lunch menu. Jacqueline order the crispy, sweet and sour chicken while I opted for a Thai favorite – the red curry with chicken. The dish consisted of chicken simmered in a creamy, coconut sauce with bamboo, chili and snow peas, a side of white rice and a tasty spring roll.

With a gorgeous interior and delicious food to match, Sarika’s is one of our new go-to Thai places for lunch.