The hours — or lack of them — are maddening at Thai Street Food, which, despite whatever the posted schedule may read, is sometimes open when it's meant to be and sometimes not. In other words, dial the digits first. But once you've pushed your way through the front door slapped with signs, glowing reviews, notices of holiday and vacation closur...
The ambiance may be a little lacking at this Eat Street outpost of St. Paul's Bangkok Thai Deli, but the incredibly delicious and authentic Thai food more than makes up for the absence of dim lighting and cloth napkins. In fact, once seated over sweet and spicy red duck curry with anise-y Thai basil and pops of sweet peas, or one of the many fre...
Panya Thai: Duck so spicy,
Egg rolls, fish cakes, not too pricey.
Steamed whole snapper ($28.95), pork panang curry.
Dancing shrimp ($8.95), eyes get blurry.
North Miami Beach, strip-mall sights.
What an array of Siam's bites.
Tofu, noodles, salad, soup, rice.
Oh goodness! That poh tak's got spice!
At Panya Thai, tongues get woozy,
It's been said that you should never judge a book by its cover. Likewise, you should never judge a shop by the strip mall in which it sits. Situated in a rundown building on Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach is an average-looking Asian market. Step inside and you'll find your usual array of Asian ingredients, a large communal table, and a counter...
If Chanpen seems like the only Thai restaurant in South Phoenix, it's probably because it is. But that's okay with owner and chef Chanpen Ramonaitis (whose Thai name is Tuk). She's happy to serve her expertly prepared classic Thai dishes and signature creations to anyone who happens upon her tiny, unassuming home. Along with street food eats lik...
Pad Thai, tom yum soup and red and green curries make up the list of staples at any Thai restaurant. While Fork & Stix excels at these dishes, its true signature lies in its unique regional influence. Some of the Northern Thai specialties include khao soi (a curry-noodle soup featuring a deeply flavorful yellow-orange broth, egg noodles, chicken...
Good service is always important in the restaurant business, as customers take home memories of the staff they interact with just as often as they do the food. The relationships you build with a wait staff or a chef are what keep a customer returning to a restaurant again and again. That's why if you step foot in Kyla Phomsavanh's East Dallas di...
10613 Bellaire Blvd. # A101 Houston
Tony Thai, located on Bellaire Boulevard in the Saigon Houston Plaza, is definitely one of the most well-appointed Thai restaurants in town. But the ambience is just one part of the equation at this place, where both the front and the back of the house are Thai in origin. What that means is that you get the full experience — recommendations for ...
Even after Thai Nakorn was forced out of its original Buena Park location, then suffered a devastating fire when it moved to Garden Grove, the venerable restaurant topped our Best Of list, and this year, it does it again. There are two Thai Nakorns now—both thriving and producing the food we've always used as the benchmark at which to measure th...
We knew this place back when they were a cozy grotto located beneath Donna’s Café in Mount Vernon. With great service and a reliable pad Thai, they were a staple. Then the fire happened. Now, they’ve reopened in the old Tack Factory in Fells Point. In this stylish and airy space, they’ve left the grotto behind. The food and service are still goo...
This isn’t the first time Sam Kopsombut’s fabulous Eighth Avenue restaurant has earned this title, and it likely won’t be the last. In addition to being well-seasoned and delicious, Smiling Elephant’s dishes are always exceptionally fresh and clean-tasting to boot. Highlights include khao kai ra-bert (minced pork, garlic, black pepper and fried ...
Miles away from the kitchens in Woodside, Queens, Hong Thaimee's East Village Thai restaurant has successfully done for Thai food what the Maharlika team has done for Filipino cuisine and Jason Wang for Northern Chinese, by juxtaposing traditional Thai flavors with the Western trappings (seasonality, sustainability) of a New York restaurant. Nga...
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