Tongue Thai’d

On our three day weekend, I went to Chimm, a very spicy Thai restaurant in 5th Street Station (the domain of Wegmans). I went there with Hayden, the boys dorm director and Psychology teacher at the Miller School of Albemarle (no one at my school has only one job). First thing I noticed about the restaurant was the high ceiling with lots of plants hanging from it. It’s a nice touch that makes you feel you have more room than you do. There’s parking close to the building and the restaurant is very easy to access. They have easy to access bathrooms and one of them is even handicap marked. A nice touch for a small restaurant like Chimm.

For appetizers, we got fried rolls, two with vegetables and two with chicken. We also got the laab (chicken with veggies, lime dressing, and sticky rice). Hayden ordered pad thai with extra veggie for his main dish and I got the “boat noodle soup”, which is rice noodles with veggies, bone marrow, meat broth, and spicy chili sauce. The appetizers were very good, but not special. The laab was very interesting and I am glad that I got it but I don’t think I will get it again. As for main meals, I quite enjoyed both of them. Hayden’s classic Thai cuisine was basic but delicious. The four sauces brought out with our main dishes added a lot. I chose to be a little more adventurous with my boat noodle soup, and it paid off. It was thick, hot, spicy, and extremely flavorful. If I ever go back it will be hard not to reorder that. Hayden agreed, saying that he would definitely return to Chimm. All in all, Chimm was very good, with both safe and adventurous meals. One thing I should mention before I sign off is the spiciness. They have a rating of spiciness by the number of peppers next to the orders. If you don’t like spice, don’t get any food with a pepper, even just one. Even I, who considers myself a spice fan, was sweating a little. It’s a spice-tastical ride.

Fried rolls
Laab. (Chicken, veggies, lime dressing, and sticky rice).
Boat noodle soup (rice noodles with veggies, bone marrow, meat broth, and spicy chili sauce).

Pad Thai w/ extra veggies.
Hayden being Hayden.

♿️♿️♿️♿️♿️ Easy breezy.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Some tasty Thai cuisine, for explorers and n00bs alike.

(They don’t have a website, only a Facebook page 😕).

7 thoughts on “Chimm

  1. Enjoyed your review. The photo presentation adds a nice touch as we “ eat with our eyes”. Look forward to your next post.


  2. Great article Casey! I believe I will be going out for Thai food tonight! Your description of your meal made me very hungry! I want to try that Noodle Bowl! Also loved your Title ” Tongue Thai’d” . You are a very clever writer! Thanks Casey!


  3. It all sounds so fantastic. You’re speaking my language. Bone marrow sounds like an adventurous choice; glad it paid off!

    Was this a pricey place?

    All the Best. Fred


  4. The Boat Noodle Soup looks delicious; I will order it when I visit the restaurant based on your recommendation. I also love spicy and if their food makes your scalp sweat, so much the better. Thanks for the review, Casey!


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