Paul: What? Me?
Candice: A sandwich place, a taco truck, and Nida's.
Paul: I gave you three choices.
Candice: You gave me one. You know I adore Nida's Thai on High.
Paul: All right. I set you up. I love Nida's too. We've been eating at Nida's since we found her sushi stall in the North Market.
Candice: Let's go.
Nida's Dining Room
Candice: I've always loved her restaurant design: simple, well-lit, tasteful decoration.
Paul: But a little chilly today.
Candice: I wish they would shut their door!
Paul: It's not very crowded now at 11:30. Only a couple tables are occupied.
Paul: That's odd. Why have a menu laid out differently on the web than in the restaurant. The web version is just a pdf. The contents look the same.
Candice: I order the Tod Munn, (a thai meatball), Gyoza (yummy pork dumplings), and Chicken Pho, which is Vietnamese rice noodle soup.
Paul: I also order the Gyoza (yum!), the Tom Yum Soup (hot and sour soup), and Ka Prow fried rice (basil, garlic, bell peppers, onions, and chili paste)
Paul: Yep. We're dumpling connoisseurs.
Candice: Hey, the table behind you got their appetizers before us!
Paul: They did?
Candice: And now they have their main course.
Candice: I am starving!
Paul: Finally, the gyoza arrive.
Candice: Yum... um... well....
Paul: What's wrong with our favorite dumplings in the world?
Todd Mun and Tom Yum Soup
Paul: They're chewy.
Candice: Well, that was disappointing.
Paul: My Tom Yum Soup however is awesome. It's fresh, spicey, and full of flavor.
Candice: The Todd Mun is very good as well. Good texture, strong flavor.
Candice: My pho comes in a bowl bigger than my head. It is light and airy. There is a lovely cinnamon flavor. The noodles are perfectly cooked. My only complaint is that it needs more lime. When I squeeze one more slice of lime into the bowl, it's perfect.
Paul: This is an awesome lunch.
Candice: It is. Our only disappointment was the gyoza, caused by the poor, slow service.
Paul: Hopefully Nida's won't be a victim of its own success.
Candice: It is more crowded now than I've ever seen it. It was voted Best Asian Restaurant in Columbus by Columbus Alive.
Candice: It's nice when one of our favorites gets some well-deserved fame.
Paul: I don't need to ask, but what did you think? Was it worth it?
Candice: Oh, definitely. Our only complaints were the overcooked, chewy gzoya and the slow service. The food otherwise was delicious.
Paul: Not too expensive, about $20 per person for two appetizers and an entree each.
Candice: Fast seating, but slow service. The food was so good, it was worth the wait.
Paul: And of course it's worth coming back.
Candice: Yep, one of our favorites.
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