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Great Thai food in Seattle

Michael Aug 10, 1999 07:39 PM

Seattlelite friends of mine took me to Banh Thai. We
shared nam pla (fish cakes) and vegetable spring rolls
as appetizers, and I had tom yom gung soup, chicken
jungle curry as a main dish, and then shared home-made
coconut ice cream as a dessert. One of my friends got a
tofu dish which I tried, and the other got that dish
with chop-meat chicken with lime juice, basil and such
on a lettuce leaf (its name slips my mind). Everything
was WONDERFUL!! My friends asked for the spiciness to
be cut down, while I got everything hot and tasty just
the way I like it. Great, authentic food, and highly

  1. t
    Tom Armitage Aug 12, 1999 03:05 PM

    Bahn Tai has been around a long time, and contintues to
    dish up some very tasty Thai food, as Michael reported.
    Seattle is fortunate to be awash with good Thai
    restaurants, many of which are as good as, and some
    even better than, Bahn Tai. My only complaint is that
    the offerings at most of the Seattle restaurants tend
    to be pretty standard, and don't reach out, for
    example, to Northern Thai or Issan dishes, or even to
    many of the Bangkok dishes that are available at Los
    Angeles Thai restaurants. My favorite Seattle Thai
    restaurants include Siam on Broadway, Ayutthaya, Bai
    Tong (near Sea-Tac Airport), Freemont Noodle House, and
    Noodle Studio. A ferry ride away, on Bainbridge
    Island, Sawatdy Thai Cuisine is right up there with the
    very best. And on Mercer Island, a ten minute drive
    from downtown Seattle, Thai Kitchen is worth the short
    drive across Lake Washington. On the other side of
    Lake Washington, in Kirkland, Tommy Thai is a standout.
    And, although not qualifying as a traditional Thai
    restaurant, the pan-Asian Wild Ginger, on Western Ave.
    below the Pike Place Market, serves up the best food of

    1. d
      Dave Feldman Aug 12, 1999 12:53 AM


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      1. re: Dave Feldman
        Michael Aug 12, 1999 03:35 PM

        Right, Dave. Larb gai.

        1. re: Dave Feldman
          M Apr 13, 2000 07:15 PM

          Try Mae Pim, 94 Columbia St., open from 11 or noon to 7 PM, 'specially crowded 11:30-1:00.: 24 veg, 24 meat items, each $5.01, including tax, for great food, in a warm place, run by a welcoming family; many were teachers in Thailand.

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