By New Times
By Robrt L. Pela
By Lauren Saria and Heather Hoch
By Deborah Sussman
By Robrt L. Pela and Amy Silverman
By Kathleen Vanesian
By Eric Schaefer
By Heather Hoch
The Thai chicken skewers were grotesque: based upon the idea of traditional satay, but without the tasty chicken or scrumptious peanut dipping sauce you'll find at a spot like Thai Rama. At AG, the chicken was hard and dry, and the sauce like Skippy mixed with chili oil. Yuck. The "coconut shrimp" was equally displeasing, mainly because the crustaceans were so candied that they were difficult to detect beneath it all.
1904 E. Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Region: East Phoenix
Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily. (Full menu served until 12:30 a.m. Sunday through Thursday; until 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.)
I despised all the desserts, especially the bread pudding. Each time the waiter buzzed around asking me, "How does everything taste?" I mumbled, "Fine," but was tempted to scream, "You call this bread pudding, fool?!" and throttle him 'til unconscious. Topped by a praline "cookie" that was hard as a rock, this stale cube of pseudo-pastry was arid despite the "bourbon cream sauce" all about it that tasted like condensed milk. Most distressing. But then, I suppose if you've just lost a bundle on the ponies at OTB, gambling on heartburn will be the least of your worries.