diagonally slatted burnished wood walls are magnificently adorned
with the fascinating art of Thailand. The impressive scenic paintings
and colorfully costumed dancers cut from sanded stone beautifully
reflect the theme of that exotic culture.
Boasting one of the more extensive Thai bills of fare locally, the
brothers have carefully included copious descriptions of various
dishes. A tiny firecracker icon warns patrons of spicy items. And for
those who crave more intense heat the menu states "all dishes can be
made spicier, double spicy or triple spicy." Conversely, a
heart-healthy logo fronts the many dishes based on vegetarian meats,
tofu and assorted noodles.
Beyond the usual Thai beginnings of spring rolls, satay skewered
beef and chicken strips, starters include crisp little katoang thong
shells filled with chicken/shrimp/ vegetables; naked shrimp seasoned
with lime, nampla, chili and lemon grass; spicy tod-mun fishcakes;
and mixed seafood yum ta-lay with eggplant/onion/cucumber/ lemon
grass in lime sauce. At $5.95 and $6.95, all are accompanied with
peanut sauce, honey mustard and cucumber chutney.
Savory chicken broth flavors a quintet of soups healthfully laden
with al dente vegetables. Typical are delicious tomyum hot/sour
replete with chicken breast and mushrooms and coconut tom kah
seasoned with Laos roots -- $3.95 a cup, $6.95 for two. Interesting
salads, in the same price structure are the country style som tom
toss of green papaya with crushed peanuts and the royal green blend
embellished with grilled beef or chicken in spicy lime dressing.
Seafood rates a special heading starting with a catch of the day
for $14.95. Whether steamed or grilled, there's a choice of black
bean or lemon grass sauce, spicy Thai, curry or three-flavors. Priced
from $11.95 to $16.95 are such as the talay paow medley of shellfish
and fin fish embellished with two sauces, pan-fried calamari with
zucchini, pampano and catfish topped with sweet and sour or spicy
sauce, Alaskan king crab legs with curry and huge freshwater prawns
from Chao Prayer River grilled with tamarind curry.