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First time to a thai restaurant , whats good ?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Aug 13, 2007.


    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Howdy Freinds

    Tonight will be my first time in a thai resturaunt what could you recommend , no fish please. ;)
  2. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Just remember, Thai is always better than Ti food.
  3. My Thai experience is limited, but Chicken Pad Thai is pretty kick-arss!!! :)
  4. Hot and sour soup -- it might have fish, but ask if they can make it without.

    Or any other soup, particularly with chilli and coconut milk. Hmmm, my mouth is watering :smug:



    Edit: my favourite soup is called Thom Ka Gai (stop sniggering at the back), with stuff like chicken, lemongrass and chilli in there. But it often has fish or fish sauce -- so best check first.
  5. Lazylion

    Lazylion Goin ahead on wit my bad self!

    Jan 25, 2006
    Frederick MD USA
    In the noodles section, Pad Thai noodles with extra peanut sauce. I like it with shrimp or chicken. Bon appetit, or however they say it in Thailand!

    Edit: May it be served by a hot Asian chick!
  6. Yup. A nice "middle ground / gateway drug" to Thai cuisine. You'll like it. Then you'll try other stuff and be hooked. Thai food is delicious.
  7. Kaprow is very good. It's a basil chicken dish, spiced up Thai style. Yummy.

    Tom Yum is a very good lemon grass soup.

    Both of these are standard fare and will very likely be on the menu.

    Also, be sure to get a thai iced tea!!!
  8. Mon, what would you suggest as advanced Thai? There is a place a few blocks from my office, and I'm eager to experiment! :)

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Tim is my new tuttor. :)
  10. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    Northern California
    I love Pad Thai. It's basically a noodle dish, stir fried with eggs, bean sprouts, peanuts and a number of spices.

    Also, Chicken Satay, yellow or red curry dishes or coconut soup are all really good.

    Thanks BTW, now I'm hungry for Thai food.

    Good luck.

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    What are the good thai beers ?
  12. Spicy Basil Noodles - (my favorite) I've seen it called many things (Pad Kee Mao is the only other name I recall)

    Pad Thai - (most common Thai dish) bean sprouts, peanuts, lime.

    Panang Curry - really awesome curry with coconut milk.

    Basil Spring Rolls -mmmmmmmmm :)

  13. I like Goong Makarm, which is a shrimp / shallot / vegetables dish. I like beef or chicken in peanut curry sauce too...I forget what that is called... usually get chicken satay or vegetable tempura for appetizers.... nothing really advanced mind you, but really good... when I said "middle ground" in re: to Chicken Pad Tai is that it has familiar, yet interesting flavors one could get used to enjoy without too much ":fear of not liking it".... ya know?

  14. I always go for a Singha. When in Rome....
  15. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader" Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
    chilled monkey brains is pretty good.:)
    better than spiders with arugula in lemongrass.
  16. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    TUTOR. :)

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Just proves my point. :D
  18. Thanks! I'll be wandering down there some time this week... :)
  19. fenderhutz

    fenderhutz Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Harpers Ferry WV
    I like anything with Yellow Curry.
  20. Alexander


    Aug 13, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    My favorite -

    I'd start with Tom Kha Gai or Tom Yum soup. Good salads available with a spicy lime dressing, too (cannot recall what these are called). I'd say you need to try a curry dish - panang is my favorite, followed by red curry. Basil chicken is fantastic, so is pad kee mao. Swimming Rama (chicken and spinach covered with peanut sauce) is also great.

    I only like authentic Pad Thai, which I've never been able to get in a US restaurant.

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