Let me start by saying that my first introduction to Thai food was 1981. Home cooking by friends who were transplants from Chiang Mai and Bangkok to my home town. I have searched for food THAT well prepared and authentic in restaurants since then. Always too sweet, mild, Americanized. Pure Thai Shophouse (Chophouse) serves fresh, flavorful, not your run of the mill food in a very casual atmosphere at super prices ($7- $12 for most dishes) also beer & wine. A gem.