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Aug 31, 2009 12:38 PM

Thai in Alhambra

Has anyone tried the Thai restaurant on the south side of Valley Blvd just before Garfield (eastbound)? I didn 't get the name. I'm just wondering how the food is and what one would recommend if at all. Thanx

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  1. Don't do it, Neta. I think Thai is one of the cuisines that Alhambra just can't nail down. It's a former noodle world, called Thai world. Have no idea if it's the same owners, but it's pretty bad. And having been to Green papaya, Thai Paradaise, and Thai Purple I really can'[t recommend any of them. I think it's worth the effort to drive to Pasadena and go to Saladang or Chandra. I won't state which because that sparks a whole separate thread. :)

    1. I've had good experiences at Green Papaya. Their chef is from Thailand. Just be sure to tell the server you don't want your dishes "farang" (foreigner) style so they will season and spice your dishes correctly. Pad kee mao (drunken noodles) is very good here.

      1. No NO NOOOOOO Neta!

        First off, if you're talking about Spice Basil ... they shuttered about 3 months ago.

        If you're heading out that way, much better to just spend your money on The Hat and then walk over the Shau Mei and get some Taiwanese Shaved Ice to take the bite off of some of this oppressive heat.

        1. You are referring to Thai World - that place is a no go.

          If you want don't want to drive all the way down to Thai Town then I'd suggest giving Thai Paradise a try (review found here: Thai Paradise is on Las Tunas in San Gabriel (about 100ft from the Alhambra/SG border).

          Thai Paradise
          909 W Las Tunas Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776