best pad thai anyone?
asked on thur. no answers. sofar the best ive had is at keo thai in battle ground. eat there often
Honestly, I refuse to eat at any of the Thai restaurants here anymore after I contracted food poisoning from 2 different restaurants within 6 months of each other...I make it at home now.
The Thai restaurants I like are Thai Spoon( in the hood, always fresh) Mai Thai on Belmont, Chaba Thai I really enjoy their lunch, Red Onion on 23rd...was amazing. I always order the noodles without egg, I just don't enjoy the taste, so, I very rarely order Pad Thai. I also had a delicious rice noodle dish at Jade Teahouse in Sellwood, and the peanut sauce that they serve with the salad roll is delicious.
1334 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
7912 SE 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97202
It's been a long time since I've been there, but Thai Apsara in Beaverton has had a crab pad thai on their menu that was quite good in the past. I would guess it's made only with tamarind in the sauce and no tomato so it doesn't have the red/orange color that is typical. They also have "normal" pad thai on the menu so make sure you order the right one.
11793 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Beaverton, OR 97005
I'm convinced that most of the pad thai in Portland is actually made in a huge underground factory and it gets piped in to the legion of thai restaurants... They just turn on the pad thai faucet and it comes glopping out onto a plate.
No seriously, Mai Thai on Belmont is above average, so is Sweet Basil on Broadway (though I haven't been there in a while), and also the other place on Belmont a few blocks west of Mai Thai across from La Calaca Comelone, I can't remember the name. And these are just a little above mediocre, not outstanding, although it can be great comfort food sometimes. A lot of the places I used to think were good have gone way downhill, and yet new Thai restaurants keep opening up. There isn't a single one on upper Hawthorn worth setting foot in anymore. And the puns just. keep. getting. worse. and. worse.
(Actually, Mai Thai is a few notches above average: there's a great chandelier, and that unperturbable deep-voiced waitress makes me blush like I must be doing something naughty with the food. But it's OK, because she's seen it all before. Yowza!)
If you want a crazy experience, though not necessarily the greatest food, go to Sivalaya on Stark. My friend, my friend, welcome to paradise! It's on the house!
thanx to responses.definetly none with tomato products.
well have have to check some of these out