3 December, 2021, 04:59

4 Seasons Restaurant: American, Chinese & Thai on Miracle Mile

4 Seasons Restaurant, at 1423 W. Miracle Mile, is the perfect place to get on your culinary radar.

Offering both Thai and Chinese, as well as American, options exist for every palate and preference. So whether you’re in the mood for a traditional American breakfast like Homemade Corned Beef Hash or feeling more like a late-lunch/pre-dinner (Drunken Noodles, ahem), you’re in luck.

Just off of Interstate 10 at Miracle Mile, the exterior is easy to overlook due to a humble and understated façade that creeps up rather quickly upon exiting the west bound off-ramp. But enter the non-assuming, quasi-industrial building and you’ll find an interesting interior of steel and concrete that easily accommodates big parties or solo outings.

The Drunken Noodles ($7.99-lunch, $9.99-dinner), one of the more popular items, features Thai rice noodles, bean sprouts, red onion, basil leaves, and spices with the option to add a protein of your choice. The flavors of the sauce complement the tastes of the other ingredients — it’s bold without being overpowering, adding richness to the entire dish.

Hillbilly Fried Rice at 4 Seasons Restaurant (Credit: Ari Alexander)

Hillbilly Fried Rice at 4 Seasons Restaurant (Credit: Ari Alexander)

If leaning more toward the American side, try Hillbilly Fried Rice ($8.99). Bacon, ham, and sausage are tossed in rice and sauce to form an “American Asian Breakfast.” Top it off with an over-medium egg to create a new fried rice experience. The silky, rich yolk and breakfast meats mixed with the base of the dish forms a hearty breakfast that’s served all day long.

Curry, another fan favorite for the Thai food lover, appears six ways. Top of Siam ($9.99-lunch, $10.99-dinner), 4 Seasons’ signature curry base incorporated with chicken, shrimp, carrots, onion, pineapple, bell pepper and basil, offers a variety of flavors to satisfy the taste buds. The shrimp is cooked just barely to doneness, providing a tender, almost melt-in-your-mouth bite. Top of Siam is on the spicier side, but milder options are available such as Panang Curry ($7.49-lunch, $9.99-dinner).

A recommendation before you embark on your Thai/American/Chinese adventure is to give a ring beforehand to ensure that they are open. Sometimes the restaurant closes due to technicalities and you may end up bummed out without this mishmash of comfort food that’s exemplary of Tucson’s personality.

Lastly, 4 Seasons is light on the wallet and provides fresh and delicious items without sacrificing quality.

4 Seasons Restaurant, 1423 W. Miracle Mile. For more information, call (520) 882-4212 or visit 4seasonsaz.com.

Ari is a University of Arizona student and a food connoisseur who loves to find hole-in-the-wall joints and cook as well. To keep up with her food adventures, visit vinoncheeseplz on Instagram.