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Cultural mood enhancer in Rockford

Sisters Thai Cafe
Sisters Thai Cafe
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Sisters Thai Cafe

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You must know by now how much we can learn by interacting with different cultures. You must have also heard about the uplifting powers of a good meal. Now, put the two together: the cultural experience while savoring unique flavors in well made and well presented food. Hot peppers, herbs, tropical fruits, sprouts, fish sauce, coconut milk are some of the wonders blended into the exotic Thai meals served at Sisters Thai Cafe.

The delicious flavors certainly enhance the moods, but it's more than a taste-buds experience. Sisters Thai Cafe is a nice and ample restaurant, clean and uncluttered, calm and comfortable. Price is very reasonable, and the service is excellent! Well, that has been my experience so far. I will update this article if needed.

For those people who don't like hot peppers or fish sauce, there are the plain version of the same dishes. For example, they have a wonderful papaya salad (Som Tum), served with anchovies dressing and it is very spicy! Delicious! However, one can still experience the Thai cuisine and order that salad with regular dressing and no hot pepper. It loses part of the cultural experience, but the salad can still be good.

Another dish I strongly recommend is Nam Kao – it's rice-and-pork wraps, but don't be fooled by the apparent simplicity! It has a special and unique combination of flavors. I was told the secret of that, but I won't tell you what it is. You must go there and have the whole experience!

The portions are individually sized, but they are not small! If you go with a group of people it could be interesting to order different dishes and share them all. The soups are huge – they are served as a main course and not in a cup-size bowl as we usually have in most places. A good option is to ask the server for individual bowls and spoons, and share the hefty soup among the group as a first course. This way you still have room in your stomach to try another dish!

Then, I recommend Panang Curry (Thai red curry summered with creamy coconut milk, fresh basil, bamboo shoots, bell pepper and a choice of beef, pork, tofu, chicken, or shrimp). Another dish that is rich and delicious is Salmon Curry – the sauce is one of their specialties! Worth trying it!

If you are the designated driver and don't want to drink beer or wine, you can try their ginger lemonade. Sui generis, and very, very tasty!

Located at the Clock Tower, in Rockford, be aware that this Sisters Thai Cafe is not the same Sisters Cafe located on Kilburn Ave.

For more details and photos of the place, visit their Face Book page: www.facebook.com/sistersthaicafe/timeline

Then, rejoice over your culinary and cultural experience!

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”
Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own