it's really my own fault. i have always had that 'eyes bigger than my stomach' problem. plus, everything on thai namtip's menu sounded awesome, so making an actual decision was difficult.
dilemma one: nice, healthy steamed edamame or crispy, fattening golden bags? golden bags. (which is kind of an oddly unpoetic name for meat filled fried wrappers. it's the word bags. i hate it. conjures up images of late nights and early mornings.)
dilemma two: nice, healthy vegetarian, tofu type dish or choo chee duck? duck. i'm a sucker for duck. especially duck with coconut, pineapple, etc.
dilemma three: should i order that amazing-sounding chicken coconut soup? why the hell not.
dilemma four: dessert? duh.
everything was very, very good, except i do have to say i prefer the golden bags at green papaya. the chicken coconut soup was as amazing as it sounds - mushrooms floating happily, bathed in rich liquid coconut infused with kaffir lime and lemongrass. i think there were some little chicken chunks, too (hence the name). my choo chee duck was level 5 out of 10 and not too spicy. dessert, the fried banana with ice cream, was sprinkled lavishly with coconut and delicious, although too much for one person (or maybe just one person after eating all the aforementioned food).
thai namtip - strip mall dining at it's finest. next time i'll try the recently added sushi, and limit my coconut intake.