Honey's is by no means a fine dining restaurant, but it is that comfortable neighborhood place that can satisfy your belly at least once a week without decimating the contents of your wallet. Honey's is owned by... a lovely lady named Honey from Thailand, and she is as sweet as.... you guessed it: honey! Her friendly staff is always smiling, and a team of Thai cooks serve up all the Thai staples you could want.
On this night, I opted for a Singha/Chang face-off; two Thai beers, blinded side-by-side.
The Singha smelled and tasted like any generic beer made by the millions. Nothing incredibly unique or special, but better than the US Big Beer generic brands, and I wouldn't say no to a cold one on a hot day.
Chang had a great, complex aroma of root vegetables, artichokes, thyme, bay, and a richer citrus note like Meyer lemon. Not a craft beer by any means, but this was perfect for the time/place and went great with curry. Texture was a bit richer than the Singha, and I really enjoyed this.
The lion portrayed on the Singha label is a mythical creature in Thai Hindu legends, and the symbol on the neck of the bottle is a royal stamp that the brewery was authorized to use back in 1939. Singha has been around for almost a century, with lots of changes and growth in the last several decades.
As a newer beer brand--being released in 1995--Chang is now the top-selling beer in Thailand, exceeding the historically popular Singha. After taste-testing, I can see why!