I was SO excited on Friday to see one of my favorite bands, Peter Bjorn and John, perform in Philly at World Cafe Live. Before the show, we stopped to have some thai grub. It’s called Smile Cafe, a quaint and super quiet restaurant right near the venue which turned out to have the perfect-sized portions.
We ordered thai ice tea, tofu soup, their “Wonderful Crispy” which is marinated chicken in crispy thai pastry. For entrees, I ordered my favorite Panang curry sauce with chicken, and the Radna, which is pan fried flat noodle with chicken, shrimp, and gravy brow sauce. The food reminded me of Wondee Siam, a standard thai place I frequent on 9th Ave., near where I work. It was also really nice to eat in a peaceful environment, which is a big departure from dinner at most places in NYC.
Thai Ice Tea, $2
Tofu Soup, $3.25
Wonderful Crispy, $3.95
Panang curry with white rice, $12.95
Restaurant Info: Smile Cafe
105 S 22nd St,
Philadelphia, PA 19103
btw Chestnut St & Sansom St.
Oh and you just have to check some of these videos I uploaded from PB&J’s performance — they were.So.Good.