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July 16, 1993 - Image 104

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1993-07-16

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20% OFF

DINNER ONLY 4 p.m. to CLOSING 7 DAYS, MON. THRU SUN.

DINE IN (Maximum 10 People) • CARRY-OUT (Maximum $75 Order)
GOOD WITH COUPON ONLY ... IN BOTH OUR CHINESE RESTAURANT
& JAPANESE STEAK HOUSE WITH PURCHASE OF 2 OR MORE DINNERS

• Not Good In The Tokyo Sushi Bar
• Dinner Entrees Only
• Not Good With Any Other Coupons • Not Good On Our Specialty & Combo Menus

HONG KONG
STEAK
SPECIAL

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HONG KONG
WHITEFISH
SPECIAL

6 . 95

(No Ice Cream
or Other
Dessert)

NOT GOOD WITH ANY OTHER COUPONS OR SPECIALS
EXPIRES 7-31-93

8.95

W016.

(No Ice Cream
or Other
Dessert)

NOT GOOD WITFI ANY OTHER COUPONS OR SPECIALS
EXPIRES 7-31-93

ALL COUPONS IN THIS
AD MAY BE USED
MORE THAN ONCE.

WE WILL MEET ANY
COMPETITOR'S PRICE
OR COUPON WITHIN
A RADIUS OF 5 MILES.

Popular Thai Eatery
Maintains Authenticity

Limitations On Coupons

Expires 7-37-93

ASK ABOUT OUR DISCOUNT
FOR TRIPLE A MEMBERS,
NOT GOOD WITH ANY
OTHER DISCOUNTS

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Orchard Lake Rd. and 14 Mile Rd. • Farmington Hills

TOKYO JAPANESE STEAK HOUSE I CANTONESE & NORTHERN CUISINE
851-7400
851-8600

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Flaming Fkfrtas and Blazing BBQ!
Where the Taste of Texas Meets The Fun of Mexico!
Daily Food and Drink Specials

Fiesta Zone, Mon.-Fri., 3-6 p.m.

Open 7 Days a Week From
11 a.m. Mon. - Sat., Noon on Sunday
21420 Novi Rd. (Bet. 8 & 9 Mile) Novi
• r7
ax7738 4277- 7832

Complimentary Appetizer With Purchase
Of
Entree, Sunday-Thursday... Exp. 7/22/93
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Coo

Formerly Sunrise Cafe
6650 ORCHARD LAKE RD.

N. Side Of West Bloomfield Plaza

626-3750
Mid-Eastern Cuisine

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OFF

American
Breakfasts
Featuring
Egg White
Omlettes

NOW OPEN FOR DINNER

■ HUMMOUS
■ FALAFEL
■ BABA GANNOUGE
■ TABOULI
■ SHISH TAWOOK
• SHISH KABOB
■ SHISH KAFTA
• SHARWARMA (Beef or chicken)
And Many More Homemade Dishes

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

MON.-SAT. 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., SUN. 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
■ Carry-Out
■ Sitdown

CATERING FOR ALL OCCASIONS

ANY
ENTREE

WITH PURCHASE
OF ANOTHER ENTREE
EQUAL OR GREATER VALUE

■ Not Good With Any
Other Coupons
■ 1 Coupon Per Couple
• Expires 7-31-93

FRESH
JUICE BAR

THE DE TRO IT JE WIS H NEWS

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5 OFF

$ ON OUR BEAUTIFUL

ALREADY LOW-PRICEDMEAT OR DAIRY TRAYS
With This Coupon

68 L

• Expires 7-31-93
• One Per Customer

DELIVERY
AVAILABLE

• 10 Person Minimum

TAR DELI

24555 W. 12 MILE, Just West of Telegraph,
Southfield

352-7377

DANNY RASKIN LOCAL COLUMNIST

I

t's taken a while, but has
finally arrived . . . and
here to stay . . . the per-
manent acceptance of the
newest trend in ethnic dining.
Thai dining is not a fad .. .
and the trend connotation is
only to explain how so many
people are leaning with the
knife and fork.
The false beliefs about Thai
cooking have been overcome
. . . Now people know it can be
gotten in the savor choices of
desire.
One of the better
restaurants serving this
popular food is Taste of
Thailand in the Auburn
Crossing Center which is
owned by Paul Freed and
sister Sharon Berkowitz on
University Avenue in Auburn
Hills.
This August will be its third
anniversary and owners Mike
Hall, wife Primprau and her
sister Wannee Shaw, have
made certain the authentici-
ty of Southern Thai cuisine
continues to be maintained.
Thai cooking comes in
many variations . . . with ex-
tensive selections . . . and
Taste of Thailand also allows
meat eaters, vegetarians and
diet watchers to enjoy their
selections.
Like so many other people,
Art Shafer cannot eat spices
. . . Yet he thoroughly enjoyed
his meal at Taste of Thailand
. . . Art, too, was skeptical but
has learned a lesson.
Any good restaurant worth
its salt or whatever will serve
food as the customer desires
. . . A number of the items on
Taste of Thailand's menu are
already without spices or can
be gotten that way with no
loss of taste.
Mike, Primprau and Wan-
nee got into the restaurant
business by accident . . .
London-born, he was in the
publishing trade and met a
fellow who owned a Thai
restaurant . . . Mike worked
as its manager for eight
months when he said to Prim-
prau, "I can manage and you
can cook, so why don't we
open our own restaurant?"
. . . Sister-in-law Wannee
wanted in, too, but only if
they moved from Oregon to
Michigan.
While waiting for the Taste
of Thailand doors to open,
Mike worked here in
Southfield at Bangkok Club
. . . He has learned that every

Thai restaurant is different
. . . Much depends on who
does the cooking since
everyone has his or her own
interpretation of how a Thai
dish should be made . . . Some
selections at different Thai
restaurants, according to
Mike, are not the same.
Taste of Thailand, he says,
is the only restaurant of its
kind that makes the crispy
whitefish, pickerel or black
pompano with choices of
three sauces, tamarind,
lemon ginger or sweet and
sour . . . His wife and sister-
in-law make all the sauces .. .
If any other Thai dining spot
makes the chicken or shrimp
stir-fry in a light peanut
sauce curry, Mike in his
English accent maintains
that it was copied from them.
He not only has many
Jewish customers but also
two Jewish brothers-in-law,
married to his wife's sisters
. . . One is in Taiwan with the
U.S. foreign service as a
political analyst . . . The
other, formerly a magazine
publisher, is now a free-lance
writer/editor in Oregon.
Mike and Primprau's two
children have biblical names
. . . Carmi and Naomi.
Taste of Thailand is very
clean (92 percent by Oakland
County Health Dept.) with
gray walls, rose striping,
framed pictures of temple
rubbings made from rice
paper bought in Thailand,
gray carpeting, light rose
booths and chair paddings,
gray tables, white linen
napkins, umbrellas on walls
made of silk from Chiang
Mai, a province of Thailand,
etc.
Primprau is a registered
nurse too, and Wannee also
makes the homemade Key
lime pie which is served
almost frozen, the New York-
style cheesecake and custard
flan . . . Both are Taste of
Thailand's main cooks,
dividing the kitchen time
along with two other chefs.
Mike does everything from
greeting people to mopping
the floor, washing dishes and
personally changing the oil
and greasetraps weekly .. .
an important chore that only
an owner would make sure is
done properly . . . believe me.
Substitutions are allowed at
Taste of Thailand . . . another
fine touch . . . As example, if
people don't like a certain

vegetable that may come with
the dish, whatever they want
is brought.
There is even a pretty wall
hanging in the clean men's
room . . . and Taste of
Thailand's kitchen is spotless
with its gleaming stainless
steel.
Lunch is served Monday
through Friday 11 a.m. to 2
p.m.; dinner Friday and
Saturday 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.;
closed Sundays except for
private parties.
Plus its exotic cocktails and
full bar, also served are non-
alcoholic beers and those from
Thailand, Japan and
America.
Close to Meadowbrook,
Pine Knob and The Palace,
Taste of Thailand has a very
hard combination to beat .. .
Its owners are in the kitchen
and in front at all times .. .
an almost certain winner in
the restaurant business.
THE SUCCESSFUL
Opera Night that has become
a monthly regular hit at
Sultan's Restaurant on Or-
chard Lake Road north of 14
Mile in Robin's Nest Shopp-
ing Center, is this Monday
evening at 7 p.m. . . . "A Sum-
mer Eve at the Opera" by
Sultan's will have Mark Von-
drak, baritone; Maria
Cimarelli, soprano; and Peter
Jacobs, piano . . . So many
opera lovers out there that
Wally Soro Joseph, Sultan's
general manager, is letting
them use their Jewish News
two-for-one coupons for the
monthly event.
THERE'S A NEW look at
the over-50-year-old Kingsley
Inn on Woodward and Long
Lake Rd. . . . plus a new menu
with items that Executive
Chef Remy Berde has
customers sinking their teeth
into with gusto.
Since the site once served as
an Indian trading post inn,
tavern and residence on the
old mud road then called
Saginaw Trail running to
Pontiac, Kingsley's lounge
area which has been en-
larged, is now called Trader's
Bar and Grill . . . with casual
elegance . . . Customers of the
new room now have anything
from escargot in puff pastry
or seared scallops on rice
noodles to burger platters,
filet steak sandwich or
Kingsley's noted sauteed
Michigan perch, popular fruit
platter, etc.

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