Basil tilapia – Basil Thai Restaurant

Basil tilapia - Basil Thai Restaurant
Lightly floured, deep fried tilapia fillets, topped with vegetables, stir-fry sauce, side of carrots, cabbage, and lettuce. $16.95
Basil Thai Restaurant, Charleston SC

Mmm, this was very tasty! Having traveled through Thailand, I think I can say that this wasn’t authentic Thai food, but it certainly had a lot of flavor and was nicely prepared.

View from the Rooftop Bar at the Vendue Inn

View from the Rooftop Bar at the Vendue Inn. You can see Saint Michael’s Episcopal Church in the distance.


Ka lai cocktail – Basil Thai Restaurant

Ka lai cocktail - Basil Thai Restaurant

Svedka citron vodka, chambord, strawberry puree, prosecco. $9
Basil Thai Restaurant, Charleston SC

Ugh, this cocktail was way too sour. I thought the chambord and strawberry puree would mellow it out a little, but that wasn’t the case. I like the idea of the cocktail, but I don’t think it was executed properly. It looked beautiful though!

Cannon, Fort Moultrie
Cannon, Fort Moultrie. I really enjoyed walking the grounds of Fort Moultrie and seeing the large, heavy cannons and learning how the fort has been used through history.

Fried wontons – Basil Thai Restaurant

Fried wontons - Basil Thai Restaurant
Chicken, shrimp, and cream cheese, wonton wrapper. Served with sweet and sour sauce. $6.95
Basil Thai Restaurant, Charleston SC

How can you go wrong with hot, fried wontons filled with proteins and cream cheese?! You really can’t, hehe. This appetizer is perfect for sharing and definitely starts a dinner off on the right foot.

Seminole chief Osceola grave, Fort Moultrie
Seminole chief Osceola grave, Fort Moultrie. Osceola died of malaria 3 months after his controversial capture and was buried at Fort Moultrie with military honors.

The Rookery cocktail – Basil Thai Restaurant

The Rookery cocktail - Basil Thai Restaurant

Camarena Reposada tequila, Mt. Gay rum, blood orange, lime juice, lemongrass simple syrup, soda. $10
Basil Thai Restaurant, Charleston SC

This cocktail had a great combination of sweet, tart, refreshing, and flavor. I love color in my cocktails and this one had a beautiful soft peach color.

Ripley Point Marina
Ripley Point Marina. I’m not sure if I’d stay on this side of the river on future visits, but it was good to try it.