I just realized this week that I haven’t done a post in the “Eating Main Street” series since last September! That was at World of Wings and you can see that post right here. I decided to make another stop in this series this week and when I looked at the upcoming stretch of Main Street, I saw I had already visited and done posts on all the restaurants there except for one. Rather than be redundant and go back to all of them, here’s links to posts on those restaurants: Tanh Linh, Chai Cuisine, One World and all of the restaurants in Campustown. So that leaves one restaurant I’ve never been to in this section of Main Street before you hit that dreaded intersection of University and Main! And that restaurant is...
Ringo, once again I’m going to ask you for a drum roll here...thank you!
Thai Tyme! I’ve always wanted to stop in here and now today is the day!
The lunch special is heavily advertised out here, so I think that’s what I’m going to have! Let’s go inside for a little Thai Time..I mean Tyme!
It’s really nice in here! It’s cozy and seated at a table is our special guest star for this Eating Main Street post, none other than Terry Towery! Terry’s been on the MBIP blog many times before, but if you haven’t seen him frolicking on the posts here at MBIP, Terry’s a writer and is currently working on his second novel. His first one is in the revision stages and I’m hoping it gets published this year. When it does, there will be several posts on the MBIP blog about it, because I’ve been waiting quite a while for that moment. I’ve read passages of this novel and it’s a best-seller with a major motion picture coming soon to it kind of novel! So stay tuned for more news on that! Terry’s also been writing and reporting for the weekly newspaper, The Weekly Post, which is a print edition reporting on news and events happening in West-Central Illinois. Here’s a link to their website and facecrack page.
This is Saymay and Daniel, who work here serving and preparing the food! Nice to meet them and they took our lunch order, so we’re on our way to eating more of Main Street soon!
While lunch is being prepared, I abandoned Terry at our table to get some more photos in here. You can see him over to the left in this photo smelling his fists. If only he had gloves on it would be a real Spinal Tap moment!
These the two front corners of Thai Tyme. One has an elephant and a cash register and the other has a table with a view of Main Street and people whizzing by. Don’t they know they’re not supposed to do that in the street? Sheesh!
Here’s a shot of the back of the restaurant and some of the art on the walls.
Suddenly...a bamboo condiment wagon appears in the center of the MBIP Camera lens! I love it when that happens!
I took a photo of tables lining the walls and ended up meeting Bob Gayhart who’s been a chemistry professor at Bradley since 1969. He told me about a continuing education program there that sounds interesting and said I could probably sit in on a class for the blog. So stay tuned for that adventure! Great to meet Bob, but now...
It’s time to skeedaddle back to the table as Daniel is serving up our lunch!
You can choose any dinner for the lunch special and it comes with soup and crab rangoon. Terry got the fried tofu rice and I got chicken curry. It looks and smells delicious!
Daniel also brought two dishes with homemade sweet and sour and soy sauce for our lunches.
Terry loved his tofu fried rice and my chicken curry was so good! It’s served with different degrees of spiciness and I’m glad I just got medium, because that was plenty heat and zing for my tastes! The dish was loaded with big chunks of tender and juicy chicken along with potatoes and vegetables swimming in a zesty broth. It was really tasty and both Terry and I agreed that the crab rangoon was probably the best we’ve ever had! It was deep-fried and thin with a slathering of warm and rich cream cheese inside. This was a delicious lunch and I may come back just for a big honking bowl of those crab rangoons!
For dessert we had these little hard candies that were sour apple flavored and it was a great ending to a wonderful lunch! Thai Tyme is a nice and cozy place to while away an afternoon with some delicious and tasty food! Thanks to Saymay and Daniel for the hospitality, great service and wonderful food and thanks also to Terry for joining me on this Main Street stop! Always a pleasure to hang out with him and share stories! We’ll see you all tomorrow!
1223 W. Main Street
Related Posts: Eating Main Street @ A World of Wings, Tanh Linh, Chai Cuisine, One World, Campustown, Harold’s Fish & Chicken, McDonald’s, Haddad’s, Tasty’s Chicago Grill and Las Delicias Ice Cream Shop, Broken Tree Coffee, Peking Restaurant, Thirty-Thirty Coffee, Ulrich's Rebellion Room, B Easy,Hoops, Judge’s Chamber, Table 19, Pepper’s Cafe, Haddad’s Downtown, Cookies By Design, Richards On Main and Nut House/Cracked Pepper.