Thai Square Downhill confirmation?
We have heard from friends who frequent Thai Square that the quality of the food has slipped these last two months. Do you have a recent experience that confirms that? We have stopped going there since March and now frequent Sakulthai in Alexandria, which is run by some ex-Thai Square employees.
408 S Van Dorn St, Alexandria, VA 22304
I haven't been at Thai Square for three years for that reason. I used to go to Bangkok 54 but they have slipped too and do not have authentic soups so I go to Sakulthai for the last two years. Price is not bad either. Just to add I went to Thai Basil today just to check it out where Bobby Flay did the throwdown for Pad Thai. It's officially the greasiest and worst Pad Thai I ever had.
Thai Square has always been a place you can eat impressively or not, depending on what you order. Maybe that's the story of most restaurants.
I was there recently. Still impressive is my favorite dish, the tilefish appetizer (yum pla krob). Especially great when you can have this along with the lacy catfish appetizer (yum pla dook fu). Anyone into textural contrasts would be in heaven right about now. The pork knuckle stew is another very good order as is the chinese broccoli with crispy pork (this should come out like jerky).
From the Thai-only menu, the sour curry, duck noodle soup, and the fish maw salad are all winners.
Some of their stir-fried dishes like pork with various veggies are dead boring and the meat will be tasteless. It's best to gravitate away from the dishes that sound 'safe.'
steve, i'd love a thai menu chowdown!
tell me, duck noodle soup, big rice noodles? hot n' spicy?
sound / look like this? http://joyesq.multiply.com/recipes/item/4/Thai_Roast_Duck_Noodle_Soup
or this: http://www.khiewchanta.com/archives/noodle-dishes/duck-flat-noodle-soup-gury-thi.html
or this (man i'm getting hungry! ;-) http://www.ethaicooking.com/home/2008...
fish maw salad? is that an air bladder? fried, dried? or the little meaty cheek pouches of fish? done in lime juice dressing? is it "just a *texture* thing?"
i think thai square is the same as it's been.... i adore their som tum! i want some of that fried squid next time -- it always looks so delicious!
They do the best floating market noodle soup in the area, for one thing. That's what I've ordered the last four or five times I've been there, so while I've had other very good dishes there before, they've faded in the mists of memory. I may have to return soon to explore the menu again and report back.