Thought I knew Thai food; this place showed me that I didn't. Fresh, unmuddled flavors in all of the foods. Sometimes the mix of flavors (sweet, salty, bitter, spicy, sour, savory) in discrete, separate components (as in the lettuce wraps with all of it's separate ingredients), is not an approach I'm familiar with, and it was a good learning experience and probably more typical of true thai food than americanized thai food.
Be sure to ask about the curry specials - they seems to rotate them quite frequently.
Firm fried tofu in a peanut cilantro chill (slightly sweet-sour) sauce - disappeared within 2 minutes.
Satay - quite tasty - very similar to the satay we've had in Singaopre hawker centers.
Green papaya salad - not something I expected to like - fresh flavors.
Sweet dried beef w/ coriander - a fresh version of a beef jerky; surprisingly good.
Curried noodle dish typical of chang mai street food; that particular curry was a new flavor for me .
Royal fried rice was another food with separate components that you mixed as you like.
Holy basil stir fry was almost comfort-food.
Mango rice with coconut milk for dessert was a perfect finish.
Many of these things I would order again; the consensus at the table was that all of them would be ordered again, but only after trying all of the other items that also sounded good.
Ask to see Joe; the owner is very personable, and willing to talk you through the menu and why he chooses the menu.
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