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Nov 19, 1999 09:56 PM

Thai restaurant you should try = P.S. Bangkok 2

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If you want a really good, inexpensive Thai meal in Chicago, you'll love this place. It's a medium cab ride from downtown, and cabs are usually plentiful by the time you've finished up.

P.S. Bangkok 2
2521 N. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60614

Make sure you go to P.S. Bangkok 2, not P.S Bangkok. (P.S. Bangkok is run by a sibling of the owner of P.S. Bangkok 2. It has more elaborate decor, but in my opinion, the food is not quite as good.)

I moved to Seattle 6 1/2 years ago, but I still go back to P.S. Bangkok 2 at least twice every single time I make it back to Chicago (usually straight from the airport). My friends have FedEx’ed me their pad thai for my birthday (really).

Things you should try:

Above all else
 Pad Thai – like none other I have ever had. Get it crispy, and don’t bother to get meat with it. It doesn’t need it. Take the leftovers home – it’s great cold the next day. (I always order an extra order at the end of the meal if it looks like there won't be enough for breakfast. :))

 Steamed dumplings – they look like little jellyfish, only much tastier.
 Spiced dumplings
 Bombai Delight

 Fruit Lovers Salad
 Banana Blossom Salad

As for other selections, I have yet to have a bad meal there. Everything has been well prepared with a nice balance of flavors. They have a good selection of curries. They have a wider variety of appetizers and salads than I have seen at other Thai restaurants.

Hope you enjoy it! Tell them the tall blonde lady from Seattle sent you.

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  1. I stopped at P.S. Bangkok 2 on a trip back from Boston. I am not a big Thai fan, but I did find it quite good and would highly recommend it. Very much enjoyed.