Review Body: Awesome. You gotta be really careful with the noodles - forget what the package says, just soak them for 5min in hot water. They will be in the pan for several minutes so if you boil the noodles even for 1 to 2 minutes they will turn out too soggy. I tried with different rice noodles, and the "heavier" ones always come out best (like linguine size rice noodles)

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This cozy spot in Woodside is charmingly down-to-earth and homey, thanks to the chef and owner Annie Phinphattakul, who presides over both the dining room and the kitchen and employs her teenage children as waitstaff. The food, then, is even more impressive for its sharp perfection — she may be smiling warmly but she is also cooking fiercely: a mix of traditional, mostly northern dishes and her own witty, playful concoctions. Sections of the menu are labeled “Food to Die For” and “Something So Special” and the dishes within them tend to earn these distinctions. The “egg sandwich” — which turns out to be richly sauced, sticky chunks of stir-fried pork, scattered across one shatteringly crispy fried egg and topped with another, plus basil — is the sort of thing you might think about wistfully until you get to eat it again.
**Fish sauce is available in the Asian food section of most grocery stores or you can purchase it online. They also make a VEGAN version as well as a gluten free version. I HIGHLY recommend using any one of these, as it adds important saltiness and irreplaceable Thai flavor to the dish. If you must make a substitution, use additional low-sodium soy sauce. พาชมร้าน NANG THAI RESTAURANT, LONDON
This Rainbow Vegetarian Pad Thai (with peanuts and basil dohhh) is just really good, my friends. It is really good and surprisingly easy. I took a few ideas I had seen out there in the big wide internet world (vegetables as noodles! Pad Thai sauce-ery!) and made them into this. And I am so happy with how it turned out + the minuscule amount of effort it takes to get there.
People flock to Pok Pok for the legendary chicken wings: they’re deep fried, smothered in sticky fish sauce, and make up more than 30 percent of the restaurant’s sales. But they stay for the coriander-rubbed grilled boar collar—and the whiskey. James Beard Award–winning chef Andy Ricker may be a 6-foot-2 white dude from Oregon, but his ever-expanding empire (seven restaurants in Portland and New York at last count) and fluency in Thai suggest his food holds its own with the Siamese. The original Pok Pok started as a bare-bones shack with a single-digit menu. Today, the expanded restaurant emphasizes northern and northeastern Thai street food, complete with an arsenal of Chiang Mai sausage, fiery buffalo larb, spicy green papaya salad, and coconut curry grilled corn.

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In my opinion, the key to making great Pad Thai is to prep all your ingredients and lay them out nicely before beginning to cook, a.k.a. mis en place. Pad Thai is a quick stir-fry so you don’t want to measure out ingredients while you’re cooking. Another challenge for us was to find the perfect Thai ingredients, particularly tracking down the right tamarind concentrate. Most were either too sweet, too salty or not flavorful enough. We found one with 85% tamarind and only 15% water, nothing else in there. So try to find a similar concentration of tamarind without any extra additives. There are recipes and restaurants that use ketchup in place of tamarind, but I don’t wanna go there.
London has had decent Thai restaurants for decades, with menus dominated by Thailand's national dish, Phad Thai and green or red curry. These dishes are great but recently there's been an explosion of Thai street food and more unusual options available across the city, in posh restaurants, cafes and hipster joints. With Bangkok frequently topping lists of the best street food cities in the world, Londoners are fortunate to have such an excellent range of places to enjoy one of the world's favorite cuisines. Here are five of the best. Dhoom Dhaam (Official Full Song Video) | Action Jackson | Ajay Devgn, Yami Gautam
Considering Ayada’s location in the heart of the Queens Thai community, near a Thai Buddhist temple, it’s not surprising the restaurant is known for its take-no-prisoners spice level. Phichit-born chef-owner Duangjai Thammasat (nicknamed Kitty) never sugarcoats her food; rather, her menu showcases Thailand in all its sinus-clearing glory, with an emphasis on southern curries spiked with sour tamarind and hot chiles. Don’t leave without trying the soupy kaeng som curry soured with tamarind paste or the beef tendon soup—you’ll want to order it dark, meaning laced with pig’s blood, a prized ingredient in southern Thailand. Temper the heat with cooling young-coconut water and ice cream infused with iced tea syrup. 77-08 Woodside Ave.

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I have something to confess: I’m not a fan of ripe mangoes, and therefore usually avoid the quintessential Thai dessert, mangoes with sweet sticky rice, but I love ruam mit. Ruam means “gathering” and mit roughly translates to “friends,” and it is a dish that is good to share. Ruam mit is essentially a delicious dessert gazpacho. It’s comprised of a sweet coconut milk broth that that has sliced jackfruit, toddy palm seeds, pandan and coconut jelly, and crunchy water chestnuts coated in tapioca flour all served over ice. It’s the perfect way to cap off a spicy meal.

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In a large nonstick skillet, heat 3 tablespoons of the oil until shimmering. Add the shallots and garlic and cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Add the pad thai noodles and stir-fry until heated through, about 2 minutes. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, until they begin to curl and turn pink, about 2 minutes. Scrape the noodles and shrimp to one side of the pan and add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil to the empty side of the skillet. Add the eggs and cook, stirring occasionally, until nearly set, about 1 minute. Add the scallions and toss everything together, keeping the eggs relatively intact. Add the fish sauce mixture and stir-fry until the noodles are evenly coated, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer the pad thai to a platter. Top with peanuts, cilantro and bean sprouts and serve with lime wedges. Lamai Thai: school of authentic cooking
Rosa's is a popular mini chain of 13 Thai restaurants across London and I visited the brightly decorated Soho location. Chef Saiphin prides herself on creating authentic Thai dishes reminiscent of the cooking on her family farm back in Khao Kho. While the much loved green curry is perfectly cooked and a firm bestseller here, our favorite was the beef massaman curry packed with potatoes, cashew nuts and fragrant spices. A close second dish was "drunken" flat noodles (guay tiew pad kee mao) stir fried with basil, peppercorn and galangal. And I never tire of the famous stir fried noodle dish, Pad Thai, an excellent version of which is on offer at Rosa’s.

I found this website looking for a pad thai recipe using konjac noodles. I made this recipe and it’s actually better than most pad thai I’ve eaten at thai restaurants. I added in some lemongrass and made mine with chicken, shrimp, and tofu. VERY good. I have since also tried another recipe from your blog – the super fudgey brownies and also my favorite brownie recipe! Thanks! Yum yum Restaurant. This person is a very nice man


In a large nonstick skillet, heat 3 tablespoons of the oil until shimmering. Add the shallots and garlic and cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Add the pad thai noodles and stir-fry until heated through, about 2 minutes. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, until they begin to curl and turn pink, about 2 minutes. Scrape the noodles and shrimp to one side of the pan and add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil to the empty side of the skillet. Add the eggs and cook, stirring occasionally, until nearly set, about 1 minute. Add the scallions and toss everything together, keeping the eggs relatively intact. Add the fish sauce mixture and stir-fry until the noodles are evenly coated, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer the pad thai to a platter. Top with peanuts, cilantro and bean sprouts and serve with lime wedges.

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LA has a number of vegan Thai restaurants, and for the most part, they’re terrible. Save for Araya’s Place. The Beverly Grove strip mall joint started in Seattle, and has been around for almost 30 years. And while we’ll always prefer our curry with meat, we’d be lying if we said we didn’t think about their avocado curry more than we probably should. The green curry itself is outstanding, but the avocado mixes so well with it, you wonder why more people don’t serve it. If you’re a vegan, you can’t get much better than this place. And if you’re not, the statement still stands.

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Is there a better bowl of Thai soup noodles in Los Angeles than Rodded’s duck noodle soup? Tender slices of boneless, skin-on duck, a clean-yet-rich broth with just the right undertones of spice and firm egg noodles combine to make it a legitimate question. And Rodded isn’t a one-trick pony in the soup noodle department: Their beef noodle soup, with an equally refreshing broth is an in-house competitor that rivals the balance of savory, rich and spice in its gamier competitor.
Family-owned Ruan Thai has been a local favorite since 1998, and for good reason: its intricate symphonies of sweet, sour, salt, and scorch are unparalleled in Maryland. Chef Krisana Suchotinunt’s yum watercress salad is the talk of the town—deep-fried greens comingle with shrimp, squid, onions, and cashews—though a curry of catfish, green beans, and cauliflower is equally intriguing. With only 12 tables and a purported parking issue, Ruan Thai is not easy to get to. But if you do, be sure to order the deep-fried whole flounder with hot chile garlic sauce. Indian Takeaway Food Near Hornsey | Saffron Crouch End
When it comes to flavor profiles, Thai food is as distinct and polarizing as they come. Spicy, sour, sweet and savory are all in play, and can (and will) be used simultaneously in a single dish. With a vast culinary tradition that varies significantly by region, the country of Thailand produces some of the most fascinating and craving-inducing food on the planet, and Los Angeles's huge Thai community (and fans of Thai food in general) have been able to sustain one of the largest thriving Thai food scenes in the country.
Considering Ayada’s location in the heart of the Queens Thai community, near a Thai Buddhist temple, it’s not surprising the restaurant is known for its take-no-prisoners spice level. Phichit-born chef-owner Duangjai Thammasat (nicknamed Kitty) never sugarcoats her food; rather, her menu showcases Thailand in all its sinus-clearing glory, with an emphasis on southern curries spiked with sour tamarind and hot chiles. Don’t leave without trying the soupy kaeng som curry soured with tamarind paste or the beef tendon soup—you’ll want to order it dark, meaning laced with pig’s blood, a prized ingredient in southern Thailand. Temper the heat with cooling young-coconut water and ice cream infused with iced tea syrup. 77-08 Woodside Ave.
Tod mun pla is the quintessential Thai appetizer that should be on every table. Essentially a Thai fish cake, the dish is made from fish paste and long beans, and flavored with red curry paste and kaffir lime leaves. The lime leaves give the dish a citrusy and aromatic fragrance. Tod mun pla is usually served with a sweet and refreshing dipping sauce, or nam jim, which contains chopped cucumbers, chilis, shallots, and peanuts submerged in a syrup of sugar, fish sauce, and vinegar. The result is a sweet-and-savory starter that can easily be transformed into a meal over a plate of white rice.

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Hi! I just tried this but made a couple tweaks, just because I didn’t have all the ingredients. I was looking for a good base recipe and this is it! Thanks! 🙂 (My tweaks were really just using a bit of peanut butter to make the sauce creamy and have more body–since I didn’t have fish sauce, using spinach instead of zucchini, omitting the egg, and using sriracha! Oh, and squeezing a little lime juice into the sauce, too!)

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Traditional pad thai sauce includes fish sauce, vinegar, sugar and tamarind paste. Tamarind paste is not easily found at a regular grocery stores so I substituted rice vinegar. If you would like to use tamarind paste, substitute about 2 Tablespoons in place of the rice vinegar in this recipe. I also added a big scoop of peanut butter to my sauce, because I think it gives the whole dish an added creaminess and boost of flavor that I love. Heirloom British Restaurant in Crouch End London serving Delicious Food and Wine
The Halkin opened 20 years ago as London’s first design-driven boutique hotel and is part of Como Hotels & Resorts, a Singapore-based luxury group that also operates London’s nearby Metropolitan, the Metropolitan in Bangkok (where the other Nahm is), resorts in Bhutan, Bali, the Maldives, and the celebrity-laden, yoga-centric Parrot Cay in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Pandan Leaf Thai Restaurant in London UK serving Pad Thai and Salad
In a large nonstick skillet, heat 3 tablespoons of the oil until shimmering. Add the shallots and garlic and cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Add the pad thai noodles and stir-fry until heated through, about 2 minutes. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, until they begin to curl and turn pink, about 2 minutes. Scrape the noodles and shrimp to one side of the pan and add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil to the empty side of the skillet. Add the eggs and cook, stirring occasionally, until nearly set, about 1 minute. Add the scallions and toss everything together, keeping the eggs relatively intact. Add the fish sauce mixture and stir-fry until the noodles are evenly coated, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer the pad thai to a platter. Top with peanuts, cilantro and bean sprouts and serve with lime wedges. Best Thai Restaurant: Nahm Jim - Gordon Ramsay
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Decent service the girl working was very friendly, very drab atmosphere and the food sadly left alot to be desired. I have a very good friend from Thailand who owns a successful Thai restaurant and have had Tom Ka soup before so I understand what it should taste like it was very salty and did not taste like it had coconut milk in it. I also had the peanut passion it to was mediocre not super impressed by the food. Also if someone orders zero stars don't put stars on that box as it got confused with mine and so we were unable to finish meals as we got our meals confused. LA Thai: Restaurant Goes Green
This dish literally translates to “red light stir fried morning glory.” The red light refers to the flames that leap up while cooking this dish on a wok, as well as the red Thai chilis that freckle the dish. Morning glory is a relatively neutral tasting veggie, so this dish dresses it up in a fermented soy bean, oyster sauce, and soy sauce gravy. Eat this with a bowl of rice porridge for a filling Thai breakfast. Yum Yum restaurant keeps people happy
Jira Hurapan Chef "Jett's" wife, is the pastry chef at Songkran. Pastry Chef Jira prepares everything in-house from scratch and only with the freshest of ingredients. Jira creates and continuously experiments with new desserts. She uses fresh lychees, jackfruit, taro root, tapioca, bananas, and mangoes. She creates homemade sorbets, ice cream and at times makes her popular hand-crafted truffles. Yum Yum Sab - Thai Restaurant
This unassuming, cozy restaurant in Mount Baker is a mainstay for low-priced (and cash-only) Thai food. The pad thai has dried shrimp (as it should) and the green papaya salad has real heat (as it should). That salad is a perfect accompaniment to BBQ chicken and a side of sticky rice that comes in a cute bamboo basket. Bonus: Lao dishes on the menu.

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Dee Dee translates into “good, good,” and that is exactly what the East Side food truck is, under the helm of Lakana Trubiana. The short but strong menu includes specials. Try the moo ping, Thai pork skewers, and see if mangos are in season for desert.at is exactly what the East Side food truck is. The short but strong menu includes specials. Try the moo ping, Thai pork skewers, and see if mangos are in season for desert.
Decent service the girl working was very friendly, very drab atmosphere and the food sadly left alot to be desired. I have a very good friend from Thailand who owns a successful Thai restaurant and have had Tom Ka soup before so I understand what it should taste like it was very salty and did not taste like it had coconut milk in it. I also had the peanut passion it to was mediocre not super impressed by the food. Also if someone orders zero stars don't put stars on that box as it got confused with mine and so we were unable to finish meals as we got our meals confused.

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Pailin isn’t the most well-known name in Thai Town, and its dime-sized space (there are maybe eight tables total inside) isn’t going to jump out at you while driving down Hollywood Blvd. But it’s delicious. It’s all Northern Thai cuisine here, and that means one thing - khao soi. For anyone unfamiliar with the dish, it’s essentially a curry noodle soup and god’s greatest gift to mankind. Pailin has the best version in town. The tiny space is colorful and kitschy and a perfect quick lunch spot. The spicy shrimp balls are another must-order.
But for as many sugarcoated Thai restaurants operating in the U.S., there’s an appreciable number of spots doing it right—especially in immigrant-heavy cities like Houston, where Asia Market encourages diners to personally adjust their dishes with condiments like pickled peppers, fish sauce, and chili sauce (nam prik). L.A., meanwhile, supports both NIGHT + MARKET, which puts a hipster spin on Thai street food, and Thai Town’s Jitlada, where chef Tui Sungkamee makes traditional fiery southern dishes.

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The exotic goodness of Thai food comes to Dallas with our easy online ordering. Taste the savory blend of Thai herbs and spices as they combine with meats, seafood and vegetables to produce the taste sensations our recipes are known for. Vegetarians can enjoy the same tasty treats by simply substituting tofu into our entrees. For those who like a bit of spice in their life, look for our curries as well as select menu items with a red chili beside them. All of this and more awaits you when you place your order online with us for delivery or carry out. Gordon tries to make Pad Thai - Gordon Ramsay
Pad thai is made with soaked dried rice noodles, which are stir-fried with eggs and chopped firm tofu, and is flavored with tamarind pulp, fish sauce, dried shrimp, garlic or shallots, red chili pepper and palm sugar and served with lime wedges and often chopped roasted peanuts.[2] It may contain other vegetables like bean sprouts, garlic chives, pickled radishes or turnips, and raw banana flowers. It may also contain fresh shrimp, crab, squid, chicken or other animal products. Many of the ingredients are provided on the side as condiments such as the red chili pepper, lime wedges, roasted peanuts, bean sprouts and other miscellaneous fresh vegetables.[3] Vegetarian versions may substitute soy sauce for the fish sauce and omit the shrimp.

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Having a great bowl of khao soi is a life changing experience. The best khao soi I’ve ever had was in Northern Thailand where the dish is considered a regional specialty. What makes this noodle soup so special is the balance of creamy coconut broth with sharp, pickled mustard greens, raw shallots, and crispy egg noodles. Squeeze fresh lime over the entire thing and you have a comforting bowl of different textures and flavors -- what Thai food is all about. Crouch End
Thailand’s food needs little introduction. From San Francisco to Sukhothai, its profusion of exotic flavours and fragrances make it among the most coveted of international cuisines. As a walk through Bangkok forcefully reminds, these flavours and fragrances are seemingly inexhaustible. However, whether it be juicy pieces of grilled pork on a stick or a fiery bowl of ‘Tom Yum’ soup, we all have to start somewhere. And what better place than our carefully selected Top 10 of Thai Food, which spans everything from staple backpacker favourites to Thai classics. Once you’ve tried them all, please vote for the one that really thrilled your taste buds... Yum Yum
This spot may have slipped downhill a bit since its heyday as a hangout for the Thai Airways flight crews that came through Sea-Tac Airport in the '90s, but it was atop a high hill; that is to say, the quality remains good, all things considered. Branches in Capitol Hill and Redmond save aficionados the travel to Tukwila for gai hor bai toey (pandan-wrapped chicken) or noteworthy seafood dishes like hor mok (salmon and red curry steamed in a banana leaf).
A kid takes over his parents’ family Thai restaurant on the Sunset Strip and turns it into the greatest Thai restaurant Los Angeles has. Tale as old as time, right? Hardly. What the people over at Night + Market (and its equally fantastic Silver Lake location) have been doing for the past few years is nothing short of incredible. The food is both traditional (grandma’s old recipes are still being used) and continuously pushing the envelope. And the atmosphere is one giant, beautiful party. พาชมร้าน NANG THAI RESTAURANT, LONDON

Dave Tewasart and Justin Baey are going strong at Grand Central Market’s Thai stall, where classic streetside fare like grilled chicken (gai yang) gets cooked sous-vide before being finished on the grill. On the other side of the stand, Sticky Rice Too is Tewasart’s answer to all the requests for noodles. The broth on the khao soi is bold, rich and slightly sweet comfort food that’s a gutsy take on the dish. The pad thai might be some of the best in the city.

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Lan Larb is a no frills Thai spot on a random no-man’s-land block below Nolita that stands out because it’s so normal. Every other restaurant in the area spent half their original budget on custom matchbooks and artisanal neon signs, but Lan Larb is fine doing its own thing. If you’re looking for delivery, they’ll bring some very good curry or noodles to your office or home. The restaurant isn’t good for any kind of occasion that calls for ambiance, but, if you just need good food, stop in and try some of their Isan regional specialties, like larb (ground meat salad) or Thai sausage. Saki Endless Sushi and Hibachi
But for as many sugarcoated Thai restaurants operating in the U.S., there’s an appreciable number of spots doing it right—especially in immigrant-heavy cities like Houston, where Asia Market encourages diners to personally adjust their dishes with condiments like pickled peppers, fish sauce, and chili sauce (nam prik). L.A., meanwhile, supports both NIGHT + MARKET, which puts a hipster spin on Thai street food, and Thai Town’s Jitlada, where chef Tui Sungkamee makes traditional fiery southern dishes. Calvin Harris - Nuh Ready Nuh Ready (Official Video) ft. PARTYNEXTDOOR
This family-owned neighborhood spot at Pico-Robertson isn’t just on this list because the food is excellent. It’s on this list because it’s pretty romantic too. With white tablecloths and a glass-enclosed wine rack in the back, Si Laa has a more upscale feel than others on this list. Prices are still reasonable, the waitstaff is insanely friendly, and pat yourself on the back - you just nailed date night. The crispy duck and “hidden treasure” are must-orders. พาชมร้าน NANG THAI RESTAURANT, LONDON
This cozy spot in Woodside is charmingly down-to-earth and homey, thanks to the chef and owner Annie Phinphattakul, who presides over both the dining room and the kitchen and employs her teenage children as waitstaff. The food, then, is even more impressive for its sharp perfection — she may be smiling warmly but she is also cooking fiercely: a mix of traditional, mostly northern dishes and her own witty, playful concoctions. Sections of the menu are labeled “Food to Die For” and “Something So Special” and the dishes within them tend to earn these distinctions. The “egg sandwich” — which turns out to be richly sauced, sticky chunks of stir-fried pork, scattered across one shatteringly crispy fried egg and topped with another, plus basil — is the sort of thing you might think about wistfully until you get to eat it again.

As I’ve mentioned a few times, I’ve been really taking it easy lately in the kitchen. When I say take it easy, I don’t mean making ten minute basil artichoke toasts and five minute magic green sauce. I mean taking it easy as in NOT COOKING ANYTHING. We’re talking life-saving dinner made by friends, hot dogs (gulp), mac and cheese, and chicken nuggets out of the freezer. During these last few weeks, my old self has definitely been food-snob-judging my current self. If nothing else, this experience has shown me that my ideals for cooking and feeding kids have some work to do in terms of aligning themselves with reality. 

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Now, we aren’t going claim that every single one of these restaurants is “truly authentic” (though a handful definitely are) but we can promise they will make your mouth happy. Your mouth might burn afterwards and want to jump off a bridge into the ice-cold waters of the Hudson - but that’s just how it expresses its joy. Get to know your mouth. Take it on a play date with sticky rice and papaya salad at one of these Thai places. They’re the best in the city. Popular Videos - Stoke Newington

With an elegant yet inviting atmosphere, Buddha Ruksa has been a popular destination for dining in West Seattle for a good ten years. "Bags of Gold" are a great way to start; these fried dumplings of sorts are filled with shrimp, chicken, shiitake mushrooms, and water chestnuts. Other menu highlights include crispy garlic chicken and crispy duck, available six different ways. อาหารไทย - Thai Food Near Me by Chumnan
Another Thai popup that’s become permanent due to popular and critical acclaim is Farang in Highbury, North London. Set in a former traditional Italian restaurant that was run by the grandfather of Farang owner Dan Turner, the original decor lends a slightly kitsch air. Chef Seb Holmes has top Thai food credentials having worked at Peckham’s Begging Bowl and Soho’s Smoking Goat before joining Farang. The restaurant offers Modern Thai street food showcasing the very best fresh Thai and British produce. We started with a brilliant version of miang, the classic appetiser of minced prawns mixed with green mango, ginger, and peanuts in a taramind and palm sugar sauce served with betal leaves. Also fantastic is gai prik, delicious crispy boneless chicken pieces, coated in a sweet and salty fish sauce glaze with lime, herbs and chilli sauce. And gaeng massuman neau, a braised beef curry with ginger, peanuts and basil, is melt in your mouth delicious. If you're really hungry or like me, terrible at choosing, go for the feasting menu (£45) which serves up everything on the menu, including dessert (around a dozen dishes) or the slightly more modest tasting option (£40) which offers the same except only one of the three large plates.

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Thanks largely to the opening of Sripraphai (more on that below) some 20 years ago, Queens (and particularly the bordering Woodside and Elmhurst neighborhoods) has become the borough most associated with wonderful Thai restaurants, and in the current landscape Ayada takes the cake. The lengthy menu is full of absolute hits from all over the country: succulent frog’s legs, fried golden and draped in holy basil; salty minced pork, hiding rich quarters of black (preserved) eggs; a tantalizing tamarind-infused sour curry, bobbing with shrimp and fluffy cubes of omelette. One visit would be just scratching the surface of what’s on offer; returning many times could yield such a diversity of recipes and flavors that you might feel like you’d visited a different restaurant each time, were it not for the consistency of both the cooking and the atmosphere. The small dining room is polished and elegant without feeling too formal, the service exceptionally attentive and extremely pleasant. A meal at Ayada is an all-around slam dunk. NAKHON THAI -online ordering review

Hi Paola! I love your recipes. I wanted to add (as someone that uses Miracle Rice a lot), you can microwave the noodles in order to dry them out and to greatly reduce their odor. I drain them in a sieve, then microwave them for 2 minutes. Drain the water released and then microwave for another minute or two. They’re usually pretty dry and have almost no odor. I know some people are against using the microwave and obviously, this method would not be for them. But for others, like myself, it is very fast, easy, and effective. *the length of time might vary on different noodles* Also, I have a 1000W microwave – as an FYI.

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Most vegetarians would be pretty angry if they found out after eating that their meal contained fish sauce. I would personally consider it on par with using chicken/beef broth. I’ve seen a recipe for vegetarian fish sauce (http://veganmiam.com/recipes/vegan-fish-sauce) and I’ve personally just swapped it out for low sodium soy sauce or a touch of miso in other recipes. Simply Thai, Teddington - Gordon Ramsay
Thailand is composed of four regions with very distinct cultures, dialects, and, of course, food. Nam prik noom is famous in Northern Thailand, where fresh veggies and young chilis are plentiful. This roasted, pounded chili dip -- composed of garlic, shallots, cilantro, fish sauce, lime juice, and green chilis -- has a smoky, garlicky, charred flavor and makes for a wonderful centerpiece in a northern Thai meal. Don’t be fooled by the ingredients -- nam prik noom is a lot less spicy than other regional Thai chili dips and complements sticky rice, fresh and steamed veggies, boiled eggs, and (my personal favorite) pork rinds perfectly.

Opened in 2006, this family-owned North Loop restaurant revered for its pad kee mao (stir-fried rice noodles with basil, mushrooms, and Thai chile) recently reopened after an 11-month hiatus and renovation, and it’s better than ever. Chef Ek Timrerk’s presentation of Thai’s four regional cuisines (from northern jungle curry to central massaman curry) alongside fusion dishes, like fried lemongrass chicken wings, debunks the myth that Thai food needs to be spicy. But all dishes are still bursting with flavor, which explains the inevitable line wrapping around the no-reservations restaurant. The perfect finish: mango sticky rice. Crouch End Picturehouse Movie Theater London for Latest Movies and Upcoming Movies
Pad thai is made with soaked dried rice noodles, which are stir-fried with eggs and chopped firm tofu, and is flavored with tamarind pulp, fish sauce, dried shrimp, garlic or shallots, red chili pepper and palm sugar and served with lime wedges and often chopped roasted peanuts.[2] It may contain other vegetables like bean sprouts, garlic chives, pickled radishes or turnips, and raw banana flowers. It may also contain fresh shrimp, crab, squid, chicken or other animal products. Many of the ingredients are provided on the side as condiments such as the red chili pepper, lime wedges, roasted peanuts, bean sprouts and other miscellaneous fresh vegetables.[3] Vegetarian versions may substitute soy sauce for the fish sauce and omit the shrimp.
This spice-forward curry from Southern Thailand is one of the country's most famous dishes, and a great break from the green curry routine. "It's a Southern-style curry," explains Alex McCoy of D.C.'s Alfie's restaurant." Its influenced by Arabic cooking in that the spices—green and black cardamom, nutmeg, cinnamon, and nutmeg—are deeply toasted in the pan before being cooked down with garlic and shallots. "It has a wonderful roasted flavor," he says, adding that it has raisiny-tart notes thanks to tamarind, palm sugar, and fish sauce. A flourish of chopped peanuts adds crunch. Still on the fence? Take it from McCoy: "If you like beef stew, you'd love Massaman curry." Lemongrass Chicken Recipe Video by YumYum
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This downtown Minneapolis skyway lunch gem is by the daughter and son-in-law of On’s (see below). Because it’s a skyway spot it’s only open from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. weekdays, and because it’s a skyway spot they have a so-so lunch buffet that you should skip. Instead, call ahead and order a laab, a red curry, or a Tom Yum soup from the regular menu. Isn’t it amazing?! A serious power move is leaving work early and taking some curry to go for a Friday night couch feast. 811 Lasalle Ave. #207, Mpls., 612-332-0260, padgapow.com Fight Science Kick Test (Capoeira, Karate, Muaythai & Taekwondo)
This is delicious! I had 2 chicken breasts that were just over a pound and 16 oz of noodles, so doubled the sauce recipe. My grocery store did not have fresh bean sprouts, and I came home with 2 bunches of cilantro and no green onions! But I did have matchstick carrots so used them in addition to the red pepper. Despite the missing sprouts and green onion, this was delicious! Would be good with shrimp too. Next time I make this I will probably make make it saucier – probably use 1 1/2 times the ingredients listed. My roommate loved it too! I added the peanut butter and used rice vinegar instead of tamarind paste but next time I want to use tamarind paste to see which one I like best. Coffee Circus Ltd Cafe in London for Coffee, Tea and Cakes
I will admit that I am less expert in Thai cuisine than most of the other food styles I write about, but I have been to Thailand, and as the guest of the nation’s visitor board was taken by a gastronomically obsessed tourism official to a slate of his favorites to wow me with Thai cooking, and Nahm is better than anything I had in Bangkok, Phuket, Ko Samui, or any of the other places we visited. I’ve also eaten in this country’s most acclaimed Thai eateries, from New York to Las Vegas, and they can’t touch Nahm. 171125 BUSABA(บุษบา) cover BLACKPINK - Intro + PLAYING WITH FIRE + BOOMBAYAH @ The Paseo Town 2017
Toluca Lake is best known as that place where thousands of sad adults walk around on their lunch hour wondering if they’ll ever make the leap out of the corporate studio world. But it should also be known for something else - The Rustic Spoon. One of the most criminally overlooked Thai spots in LA, Rustic Spoon seems like just another filler restaurant from the outside, but inside they are serving healthy, affordable, and truly tremendous Thai food. This isn’t the most authentic menu in town, but the cinnamon chicken curry with roti bread is so special, we’d drive here at any time of day for it. 

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I made this recipe sans the lentils portion (we wanted to use up other veggies in the fridge) and thought it was very tasty! I followed the meatball portion of the recipe to a T, but I left the mixture in the fridge for a full 2 days because I didn't have time to cook up the meatballs. My husband said these are the best turkey meatballs he has ever eaten. We weren't blown away by the yogurt sauce...after trying it, we added some sauteed garlic and shallots for some additional flavor. Overall, a solid recipe and I'd recommend giving it a try. Paneri Greek Taverna, London
When noodles are soft enough (but still slightly harder than al dente pasta), rinse them in cold water and drain. Make sure all of your ingredients are set up and divided into equal portions. Note: You’re cooking one portion at a time. Add 2 tbsp. oil to a wok or large non-stick pan. Heat on medium-high, until very hot. Add chicken (if using) and cook for 1 min, then add tofu and garlic. Cook for about 45 secs, stirring frequently. Garlic should now be brown. Stir in noodles, then add 3 tbsp. of sauce mixture. Coat noodles and meat well and stir vigorously to keep noodles from sticking. After about 2 mins, taste noodles to check if they’re soft enough. If not, add 2-3 tbsp. of water and continue to cook for a little longer. OFFICIAL: 'Manwa Laage' FULL VIDEO Song | Happy New Year | Shah Rukh Khan | Arijit Singh
Now, we aren’t going claim that every single one of these restaurants is “truly authentic” (though a handful definitely are) but we can promise they will make your mouth happy. Your mouth might burn afterwards and want to jump off a bridge into the ice-cold waters of the Hudson - but that’s just how it expresses its joy. Get to know your mouth. Take it on a play date with sticky rice and papaya salad at one of these Thai places. They’re the best in the city. London Good Street Food. Thai Restaurants in Camden Market, Camden Town
If there was such a thing as a 'Salad Hall of Fame', Thailand's zesty own breed, or 'yam' as they are known here, would surely take pride of place. Unconvinced? Experience the fresh, fiery thrill of yam nua - with its sprightly mix of onion, coriander, spearmint, lime, dried chili and tender strips of beef - and you won't be. It perfectly embodies the invigorating in-the-mouth-thrill of all Thai salads, the yummy-ness of yam. Mango Tree, Thai Restaurant London serving Authentic Thai Cuisine or Thai Food
When the noodles are in good shape, toss in 1/2 of the bean sprouts and peanuts; save the remaining for garnish. Continue to stir-fry, to combine. Return the shrimp to the wok and toss the pad thai together to warm everything through. Serve the pad thai on a platter, pile the remaining bean sprouts and peanuts on 1 side of the dish and garnish with the lime wedges and cilantro. Squeeze lime juice over each portion before eating. Yum yum Restaurant. This person is a very nice man

If a restaurant’s focus is northern, expect vegetables, bitterness, and earthy, oily flavors like coconut curry (khao soi), along with heaps of sticky rice. Northeastern (or Isan) tends to be tarter and spicier; order the larb (a spicy minced meat salad) and fermented sausages. Southern Thai is all about pungent, bold curries spiked with turmeric, while central prioritizes balance, best exemplified by traditional pad thai, made with tamarind, lime juice, dried shrimp, and salted turnip or radish—never ketchup or peanut butter, swaps made to satisfy America’s penchant for sugar.

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Pailin Thai Cuisine specializes in Northern Thai food from the region of Chiang Mai. In addition to boasting some of the country’s most spectacular architecture and natural landscapes, Chiang Mai is home to one of Thailand's proudest culinary traditions. Spicy coconut curry based noodle soup khao soi is Chiang Mai’s most famous export and it’s the specialty at Pailin, but don’t skip the intensely aromatic sai ua and the shrimp fireballs.
Here is a very quick Asian-style marinade for meat which you can use with any stir-fry. Place 2-3 Tbsp. soy sauce in a cup (use 3 Tbsp. for 1 1/2 cups sliced chicken, or 2 Tbsp. for 1 cup chicken). Add 2 tsp. cornstarch and stir until the cornstarch dissolves. Now pour this mixture over the sliced chicken. Stir to combine. Allow the chicken to marinate in this mixture until ready to use.
Kai jeow is the unsung hero of Thailand. Every Thai kid has grown up on this wok fried omelette, which can be stuffed with a variety of ingredients. The two fillings I love most are the moo sab -- garlicky, peppery ground pork -- or nam -- a sour, fermented Thai sausage. The trick to getting a perfect kai jeow is cook over very high heat, resulting in a crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside egg dish. You’ll never be able to go back to regular omelettes after this.
We have the kids for a few more days this week before they go back to their family, and I honestly thought I wouldn’t see the inside of a kitchen for the rest of the time that they were with us, but somehow, during these last few days, I’ve army-crawled my way back into the kitchen to fight something delicious into existence which feels like a major personal and professional win. I even found it in me to eat this Rainbow Vegetarian Pad Thai for dinner the other night while feeding the kids some leftover pizza and apples. YES I KNOW. I rose to that level of Adult Eating Adult Food.

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This downtown Minneapolis skyway lunch gem is by the daughter and son-in-law of On’s (see below). Because it’s a skyway spot it’s only open from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. weekdays, and because it’s a skyway spot they have a so-so lunch buffet that you should skip. Instead, call ahead and order a laab, a red curry, or a Tom Yum soup from the regular menu. Isn’t it amazing?! A serious power move is leaving work early and taking some curry to go for a Friday night couch feast. 811 Lasalle Ave. #207, Mpls., 612-332-0260, padgapow.com Caribbean Restaurant - Gordon Ramsay
I made this recipe tonight. It had a great taste. I added 1/8 cup of peanut butter for a slightly more peanut buttery taste. Overall, this was spot on regarding taste. It had a great taste, but a few tips for others that may not be as avid chefs (like me). I am not necessarily the best cook, so this reminder is worth it. DO NOT OVERCOOK! The rice noodles are easy to become mush (I have not cooked with them before and the ones I had really should only have been cooked 1 minute and sat 3 for a firmer noodle – they ended up as mush for me because I waited 5 1/2 minutes). I added snow peas and baby corn, but I overcooked those too (yikes – I am such a rookie) because I wanted to cook the sauce items and had already added all the ingredients when I started adding the sauce ingredients. I feel like the sauce items should be mixed together first and heated before adding the noodles, shrimp and tofu, so it cooks properly / blends/heats, but maybe that is just because I wasn’t using a real wok (I don’t have one, so I used a large sauté pan. Overall the flavors were excellent, just would have changed my technique / sequence a bit. It moves pretty quickly once you start cooking so be prepared. Thanks for the recipe. I will definitely get it down next time. Yum Yum Sab - Thai Restaurant
Bhan Kanom isn’t a restaurant. It’s a market/bake shop in a Thai Town stripmall and home to the best collection of Thai desserts in the city. This is the place you stop at on the way home from work and pick up some mini crispy crepes or a bag of imported Thai candy to eat in your bed later. Or if you’re grabbing dinner at Thai Patio or Ruen Pair (all located in the same stripmall), skip the mango sticky rice at the end and come get it here instead. It’s way better.
Hi! I just tried this but made a couple tweaks, just because I didn’t have all the ingredients. I was looking for a good base recipe and this is it! Thanks! 🙂 (My tweaks were really just using a bit of peanut butter to make the sauce creamy and have more body–since I didn’t have fish sauce, using spinach instead of zucchini, omitting the egg, and using sriracha! Oh, and squeezing a little lime juice into the sauce, too!)

While many ethnic cuisines are domesticated to Western palates, Thai food may be the most bastardized in America. “We have the same basic Thai dishes over and over again, many of which have nothing to do with Thailand,” says Andy Ricker, the James Beard Award–winning chef behind the bicoastal restaurant empire Pok Pok, known for authentic dishes like charcoal-roasted hen with lemongrass and tamarind. Churros with Hot Chocolate - Gordon Ramsay


Thai restaurants are ubiquitous in Seattle, which is good, but dishes like pad thai, green curry, and green papaya salad are often dumbed down to American tastes, which is bad. That's where this handy guide to Seattle's terrific Thai food comes in. Diners can try meats like boar collar at an Isan-style spot or sip boat noodle soup with pork blood broth. And if they're not feeling carnivorous? They can find vegetarian and even gluten-free pad thai, or visit an entirely vegan restaurant serving an amazing avocado curry.

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Andy Ricker, the chef behind the wildly popular, trendy Pok Pok restaurants (in New York, Portland, and Los Angeles), is not from Thailand, nor even of Thai descent, but his passion for his adopted homeland and its culinary offerings is truly obsessive: He’s ambassador/anthropologist/ historian-as-chef, and his carefully organized, thoroughly detailed menu makes his enthusiasm infectious. Eating at Pok Pok is like taking a culinary tour of the country and even dipping into the cuisines of its neighbors, from the Vietnamese-style (and now-iconic) fish-sauce wings, to the curry with pork belly and pork shoulder (a Chiang Mai classic with Burmese roots) and the Chinese-influenced clay-pot prawns with glass noodles. Most everything is spectacularly delicious, especially washed down with drinking vinegars, Ricker’s take on shrubs, in flavors from tamarind to Thai basil. And even the water will teach you something: As is often done in northern Thailand, it’s infused with pandanus leaf to taste of toasted rice and vanilla. The Farang Thai Song (aka The 5552)!
Shrimp, fish sauce, tamarind, eggs, rice noodles, tofu, and bean sprouts are all common in pad thai. We simplified our version. Since we rarely need (or can find) tamarind, we skipped it in the sauce. To make up for it's sourness, we added lime juice. Also in the sauce: brown sugar, fish sauce, soy sauce, and a little bit of cayenne pepper. Fish sauce smells pretty funky, but we promise you it's necessary.  SKY GARDEN LONDON 2018 + BUSABA EATHAI
One of the traditional takeout things about chicken stir fries is how they have chicken that looks like it was almost shaved, similar to Mongolian Beef in restaurants. The trick to this is to freeze the chicken for about one hour. Once you do you can very easily slice the chicken very thinly against the grain. Since the slices are so thin you’ll find that even though it was in the freezer, it will come back to a good cooking temperature very quickly.

Not coincidentally, Nahm in London is Thompson’s flagship eatery (he recently opened a second location of Nahm in Bangkok. I’ve only been to the one in London). Many Americans are unfamiliar with Thompson since he has no restaurants or TV shows here, but he has probably done more than anyone to spread authentic Thai cooking outside of Thailand, and in addition to winning all sorts of awards and accolades, he wrote the definitive English language Thai cookbook, Thai Food, plus another on street foods of Thailand. When he expanded Nahm to Thailand - a country where he learned to cook, has lived many years of his life, and still spends several months annually in - there was some apprehension over a “foreigner” trying to cook Thai, despite the fact that he had previously helped run a professional academy for chefs there. To doubt Thompson’s abilities based on the fact that he is not Thai is like arguing that Mario Batali can’t cook Italian or Thomas Keller can’t cook French because they are American. Mere Khwab Mere Khayalon Ki Rani | Cute Love Story 2018 | Korean Mix | Latest Hindi Song 2018

The name of this Elmhurst transplant — the Anglicization of the Thai word for children, because the food is meant to be the sort that Thai mothers prepare for their kids — doubles as a serious mandate, urging residents of Prospect Heights to wake up and reconsider what they thought of as Thai food. Try finding pork-blood noodle soup or hor mok pla, a steamed-fish-curry custard, elsewhere in the neighborhood, let alone the borough.

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Greetings from LA’s best (and most important) Thai restaurant you’ve never heard of before. Located up in the outer fringes of North Hollywood, Sri Siam has been around for over 30 years and is Thai royalty when it comes to its influence over this city. The crispy rice salad that blew your mind over at Night + Market? Sri Siam’s been doing it since the ’80s. Also, don’t be surprised if your server (i.e. the owner) pulls up a chair next to you and starts chatting - that’s just how things are done here. Best thing here? The off-the-menu radish cakes. Drop what you’re doing and go get them now.


Dave Tewasart and Justin Baey are going strong at Grand Central Market’s Thai stall, where classic streetside fare like grilled chicken (gai yang) gets cooked sous-vide before being finished on the grill. On the other side of the stand, Sticky Rice Too is Tewasart’s answer to all the requests for noodles. The broth on the khao soi is bold, rich and slightly sweet comfort food that’s a gutsy take on the dish. The pad thai might be some of the best in the city.

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This recipe for Pad Thai noodles with chicken and shrimp is authentic and simple enough for any aspiring Thai cook to make. The Pad Thai sauce is easier to create than the more-common tamarind-based variety. (In fact, the original Pad Thai didn't contain tamarind at all.) If you live in a place where Asian ingredients are difficult to find, then this tamarind-free recipe might be perfect for you. Bangkok Thai Takeaway Restaurants in Sodertalje Sweden vlog!


While many ethnic cuisines are domesticated to Western palates, Thai food may be the most bastardized in America. “We have the same basic Thai dishes over and over again, many of which have nothing to do with Thailand,” says Andy Ricker, the James Beard Award–winning chef behind the bicoastal restaurant empire Pok Pok, known for authentic dishes like charcoal-roasted hen with lemongrass and tamarind. Churros with Hot Chocolate - Gordon Ramsay
Pad thai is made with soaked dried rice noodles, which are stir-fried with eggs and chopped firm tofu, and is flavored with tamarind pulp, fish sauce, dried shrimp, garlic or shallots, red chili pepper and palm sugar and served with lime wedges and often chopped roasted peanuts.[2] It may contain other vegetables like bean sprouts, garlic chives, pickled radishes or turnips, and raw banana flowers. It may also contain fresh shrimp, crab, squid, chicken or other animal products. Many of the ingredients are provided on the side as condiments such as the red chili pepper, lime wedges, roasted peanuts, bean sprouts and other miscellaneous fresh vegetables.[3] Vegetarian versions may substitute soy sauce for the fish sauce and omit the shrimp. The Best Turkish Doner kebabs in London
With an elegant yet inviting atmosphere, Buddha Ruksa has been a popular destination for dining in West Seattle for a good ten years. "Bags of Gold" are a great way to start; these fried dumplings of sorts are filled with shrimp, chicken, shiitake mushrooms, and water chestnuts. Other menu highlights include crispy garlic chicken and crispy duck, available six different ways.

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People flock to Pok Pok for the legendary chicken wings: they’re deep fried, smothered in sticky fish sauce, and make up more than 30 percent of the restaurant’s sales. But they stay for the coriander-rubbed grilled boar collar—and the whiskey. James Beard Award–winning chef Andy Ricker may be a 6-foot-2 white dude from Oregon, but his ever-expanding empire (seven restaurants in Portland and New York at last count) and fluency in Thai suggest his food holds its own with the Siamese. The original Pok Pok started as a bare-bones shack with a single-digit menu. Today, the expanded restaurant emphasizes northern and northeastern Thai street food, complete with an arsenal of Chiang Mai sausage, fiery buffalo larb, spicy green papaya salad, and coconut curry grilled corn. Screamin Eagle Slip-Ons 64985-07A
If you’re looking for fully authentic Thai on the Upper West Side, we need to have a talk about your expectations. The Upper West Side is where you take your niece to the planetarium or where you go to a Purim party dressed as John McEnroe. Now that we’ve cleared that up, feel free to enjoy something from the wok at Land Thai. This isn’t in-your-face Woodside food, but they do have sticky rice, and the curries are excellent. The same owners run Pure Thai Cookhouse, but the seating at Land Thai is more comfortable. Also, they do a two-course lunch for nine dollars. OFFICIAL: 'Manwa Laage' FULL VIDEO Song | Happy New Year | Shah Rukh Khan | Arijit Singh
I live in Ellensburg but have been there several times. A friend lives in Cle Elum. I love the food but the service is not always the greatest. I think she hires people without much experience in food service. Sometimes the service is good, other times not so great. I owned a restaurant years ago. There are times when I wanted to get up and just help with serving the tables. I don't think I have ever seen more than one person serving. We have always gone for lunch so it may be different at dinner. Will continue to go back for the food and friendliness. Lovin Stoke Newington
At Khao Kang, there is a curry soup called kang som pla, packed with shreds of pickled bamboo shoots and fish, that is absolutely atomic. It’s spicy, even for this restaurant, where, as a rule, the food gets hot to the point where regular breathers are necessary (unless you grew up popping bird’s-eye chiles into your mouth for sport). But the soup is also tantalizingly sour, courtesy of tamarind; a hint sweet to cut the chiles and tartness; and engrossing enough to compel you to keep at it despite the shellacking you’re receiving. The steam-table restaurant is what you might call a curry-and-three, named for and in the style of Thailand’s raan khao kaeng restaurants. But the cooking is vivid, varied, and homey in a way that you wouldn’t expect from a steam table. Plus, the turnover is quick, so the dishes don’t wither away. There’s no set menu — just ten or so unmarked dishes with an emphasis on curry — but don’t worry: The kitchen’s batting percentage is pretty close to perfect. You can expect dishes like squid coated in dry spices; sour sausage and eggs; pork with basil; chicken and pork larb; and tom kha gai or chicken, coconut, and galangal soup. Make sure to round your palate with a milder dish (your mouth will need the relief) like glass-noodle stir-fry with egg or a sweetish fried-pork preparation called moo tod. Desserts such as Thai crêpes and coconut-milk sticky rice are another strong point, and there are a few drinks (Thai coffee and tea, a dragon’s-eye juice that tastes like the nectar of Haribo) tumbling around for cooling down your mouth. Mango Tree - Thai Restaurant in Belgravia, Central London
Another Thai popup that’s become permanent due to popular and critical acclaim is Farang in Highbury, North London. Set in a former traditional Italian restaurant that was run by the grandfather of Farang owner Dan Turner, the original decor lends a slightly kitsch air. Chef Seb Holmes has top Thai food credentials having worked at Peckham’s Begging Bowl and Soho’s Smoking Goat before joining Farang. The restaurant offers Modern Thai street food showcasing the very best fresh Thai and British produce. We started with a brilliant version of miang, the classic appetiser of minced prawns mixed with green mango, ginger, and peanuts in a taramind and palm sugar sauce served with betal leaves. Also fantastic is gai prik, delicious crispy boneless chicken pieces, coated in a sweet and salty fish sauce glaze with lime, herbs and chilli sauce. And gaeng massuman neau, a braised beef curry with ginger, peanuts and basil, is melt in your mouth delicious. If you're really hungry or like me, terrible at choosing, go for the feasting menu (£45) which serves up everything on the menu, including dessert (around a dozen dishes) or the slightly more modest tasting option (£40) which offers the same except only one of the three large plates.
Like Ayada, Chao Thai has settled comfortably, but not passively, into its role as a standard-setter for Elmhurst’s Thai scene. The owners opened a larger second location nearby, but it closed after a few years, reportedly because the chef went back to Thailand. It’s a decade into its run, but there’s still no liquor license — not such a bad thing when you can BYOB your favorite beer — and the dining room is still a tight wedge of a space. But who cares when the service is so warm (if still a bit hesitant about serving spicy or funky dishes to outsiders) and the food is this good? Ayada is where you go when you’re in the mood for curries; Chao Thai is the spot for Thai-style salads. The papaya salad is bright, refreshing, and not too hot; a lemongrass salad packed with chopped chiles, limes, and nuts is punchy and invigorating. Whatever you do, don’t sleep on the yam pla-duk fu, a salad of firm-fleshed young mango (or sometimes green papaya) with a lime dressing and ground catfish that’s been deep-fried into crunchy, wispy bits of fish. It’s one of Queens’ most thrilling dishes. Chao does have range beyond Thai-style salads. To begin, there’s crispy pork belly with Chinese broccoli and oyster sauce, and khao kha moo, that famous Bangkok street dish of stewed pork leg over rice. Here, the gravy is lip-smackingly thick, the tender meat best dipped in the nam pla prik that comes with it, and the rice fluffy. Yumyum, Stoke Newington - Gordon Ramsay
We have the kids for a few more days this week before they go back to their family, and I honestly thought I wouldn’t see the inside of a kitchen for the rest of the time that they were with us, but somehow, during these last few days, I’ve army-crawled my way back into the kitchen to fight something delicious into existence which feels like a major personal and professional win. I even found it in me to eat this Rainbow Vegetarian Pad Thai for dinner the other night while feeding the kids some leftover pizza and apples. YES I KNOW. I rose to that level of Adult Eating Adult Food. 

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A prawn dish of gung pao nahm phrik mapraow, was a first course with an unexpected kick to it at the end. A green papaya salad with beans, peanuts and tomatoes was a refreshing touch between the spicier courses. To finish, salted palm sugar ice cream may not sound like anything special but this is one of the best desserts in the city, in both Thai and non-Thai restaurants. Fantastic, authentic food, great service and ambience, Som Saa deserves all its accolades and repeat visits from all Thai food lovers. Mango Tree is a fine dining Halal Thai restaurant in Belgravia, London


Just a few doors down from the super-popular SriPraPhai, Thailand’s Center Point is the insider alternative. If you want somewhere homier, go to TCP. The owner does the cooking and her daughters wait on tables. The food here is also a little more fun. Their papaya salad, for example, is deep fried and piled high with green beans and shrimp. Also, the tamarind fried rice comes unmixed to the table, leaving it up to the diner to get the right proportions of sweet tamarind and super salty “salt egg” with each bite. It’s hard, but worth it.

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