peppermint take 2

My husband is a full-fledged Peppermint addict. Over the holidays, we were both wiped out from hosting Christmas Eve and neither of us felt like doing much cooking let alone go to the grocery store. So when it came time for dinner, his constant suggestion was Thai (specifically pad Thai country style), which is how we ended up at Peppermint about three times over the past couple weeks.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. I am very happy to have Peppermint (and now Pacific East) in the neighborhood. I just find this whole turn of events pretty ironic. I used to have to beg to go to Mint and rarely won because of its location (he tries to avoid Cleveland Heights – likes the city, but hates the lack of easy access). And now all he wants is Peppermint – he’s even managed to convince coworkers to hold lunch meetings there.

So in the process of feeding his addiction, I now have a new favorite: mango curry with brown rice. This dish is slightly sweet with chunks of mango, peppers, squash, onions, mushrooms and shrimp in a yellow curry broth (it also comes with chicken, but I omit that). It is flavorful, fresh and so good it will be hard to try and order something new. And the best part – it’s pretty healthy.


  1. Alexa
    Posted January 3, 2008 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

    i can’t wait to try peppermint… i have been a fan of the mint cafe since it opened.

    i just love heading to the landerwood area because i heart knuth shoes. and my cousin actually owns the wine store pat o’briens. have you ever been?

  2. dandelionpicker
    Posted January 3, 2008 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

    ohh that sounds really good I’ll have to venture over there and try it out!

  3. michelle v
    Posted January 3, 2008 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

    Yeah – we actually go to Pat Obrien’s a lot actually – and Metroploitan Market next door. I’m also a big fan of Knuth, too!

  4. Sarah
    Posted January 3, 2008 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

    Based on this recommendation, we ordered the mango curry for dinner tonight with jasmine rice and chicken from the Mint Cafe in Cleveland Heights. Maybe next time we’ll skip the chicken as it did not seem to add much in terms of flavor. I’ve never had a mango curry before and really enjoyed the sweet/tartness of the mangoes. We also got the tofu skin purses, which were excellent. Thanks for the recommendation!

  5. michelle v
    Posted January 4, 2008 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    Glad you liked it! Yeah, I’m not a big fan of chicken so I automatically omit it from most things. I get this dish with extra shrimp – so good.