True Thai - Mpls - Tonight
I've been through about 1/3 of the menu, and have liked everything I tried. My favorites are:
Sweet Purple Yam appetizer - good for sharing (it's rich).
Vegetables with Roasted Tomato Dipping Sauce - a plate of plain steamed veggies, which sounds boring but isn't, plus a delicious spicy sauce (ask for extra sauce).
Green Papaya Salad - their version comes with tomatoes, green beans, and peanuts, and has a sweet, mostly clear sauce (that is, no murky Lao-style ingredients).
Laab - spiced ground meat with onions and cilantro, eaten in lettuce leaves.
Pineapple Curry - rich and creamy with coconut milk (my whole family loves this).
Wok-fried Garlic & Crushed Black Pepper with scallops - a bit exotic but very tasty (would be good with tofu, chicken, or beef, too).
Have a nice dinner!
True Thai Restaurant
2627 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406
I tried the fried cashews and was a little disappointed. They were good for what they were, but they were essentially just cashews lightly pan fried with salt. As much as I am underwhelmed by Chiang Mai Thai, their version of this dish is really good - the cashews are hot *and* spicy.