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May 24, 2007 11:53 AM

authentic Thai or Vietnamese in Vermont or New Hapshire?

I'll be taking a few trips up north this year, hitting much of New Hampshire and hopefully areas around Stowe, Burlington, and Woodstock in Vermont. Does anyone know of any good Thai or Vietnamese restaurants anywhere in either state that is authentic, not Americanized? Thanks!

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  1. Don't know how authentic it is, but I think Royal Orchid in Montpelier is the best Thai restaurant in Vermont.

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    1. re: rcianci

      I'm not sure about authentic either but agree that Siam Orchid in Concord is great. We also like a small downtown Franklin NH place. (Asian Delight sticks in my head but it might just be my husband's pet name for the place.) The decor isn't very good and the place is drafty in the winter but we think the food is as good as Siam Orchid. We can't understand why it's never crowded. Franklin is the town south of Tilton if you are traveling to/from the lakes region. (Tilton is exit 20/outlet mall off Rt 93 so if you head south on Rt 3 after eating in Franklin you can continue south on Rt 3 and get back on Rt 93 at exit 17 in Boscawen/Canterbury).

      1. re: dfrostnh

        Thai is our favorite cuisine and have cooked Thai at home for many years. We once looked for the Tilton place you mentioned above, asking locals where it was. We never found it but did find a gem of a Thai place very nearby, at exit 20. It has no signs on the main road north of Exit 20 - you take a right at the Tilt'in diner and it shares a small plaza with Dunkin. It's called Kyaratip and they do an excellent job, dishes are nicely presented, great sauces, fresh flowers and linen tableclothes. Tom Yoong is different than normal broth but good, duck and basil was top drawer. Haven't had a bad dish yet.

    2. My gf has been to Concord NH twice on business so far this year, and each time came home raving about Siam Orchid.

      1. Pho Golden Bowl in Manchester NH on Queen City Blvd is authentic and delicious Viet. Thon Khao in Nashua NH does passable Thai. Avoid Chiangmai Restaurant in Amherst NH--terrible.

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        1. re: whs

          Harry's Cafe in Mt. Holly (Rte. 103 west) and Little Harry's in Rutland (West St.) Vermont serves Thai.

          1. re: whs

            Beware when in Portsmouth, NH. I think Chiangmai has a location there too! I never liked their food either.

          2. I don't know how "authentic" it is b/c I've only ever eaten thai food in America...but Tiny Thai in Essex, VT and Winooski, VT (both in the Burlington area) is really great. Owned and operated by real thai folks. See recent posts about it for more info.
            There is also a place in Burlington, that I have not yet tried, called Tantra. Supposed to be organic thai food. At the bottom of Church street just beyond where the pedestrians only part ends. Highly recommended by a friend.

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            1. re: amyamelia

              We've skied for years up north and have found some restaurants we really like. Our favorite Thai Restaurants are Red Basil on Mountain Road in Stowe VT., and Spicy Lime Restaurant White Mountain Highway North Conway NH. If you get a chance try to visit Lake Winnipesaukee in NH., one of our favorite summertime places.

            2. I was out there (Woodstock, VT) for a wedding a couple weeks ago, and was surprised to find a Cambodian restaurant on the east side of Woodstock! We had to try it (being from Los Angeles), and we had a pretty good lunch. I had a beef soup which was pretty much pho, sort of on the weak side, and my wife had a chicken curry (dry style). Couldn't find anything about this place online, incl. the name, but Woodstock's not a big place, so maybe someone can fill in the details. Had a little mini-mart w/ dried noodles, sauces, etc.

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              1. re: cant talk...eating

                I would love to know the place you are referring to. I am in the area and for the life of me I have no idea where this is.

                1. re: greenstate

                  Sure thing - it's on Rt. 4/Pleasant St., across the street and just east of the Shire Motel (we walked from there). From Google maps, the coordinates are:
                  (43.62675660019726, -72.50946521759033) - just paste these into the search box in Google maps.

                  Good luck, and post if you go!