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Mar 26, 2012 05:21 PM

Favorites at Chao Thai

In honor of the new opening that Peter Cuce mentioned, here are some recommendations from previous posts. Please add to it.

Papaya Salad
Three Buddies Salad
Duck Laab
Chicken Laab
Northern Pork Laab (from the board)
Northern Salad of Preserved Bamboo Shoots, Pork, Crystal Noodles (on the wall)
Sour Sausage
Tom Zap
Tom Yum
Chu Chee Shrimp
Fried Sea Bass W Mango
Fish Two Ways (from the board)

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  1. som tum (green papaya salad), jungle curry and anything with flat noodles!!!

    1 Reply
    1. re: CitySpoonful

      oops, sorry I missed your recs CitySpoonful. It was a transcription error on my part

    2. are the dishes on the board and the wall in english?

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      1. re: AubWah

        No english on wall or board. They might be double listed and appear in the menu.

        1. re: wewwew

          how do you order you speak thai?

          1. re: AubWah

            Not speaking Thai, I walk over to the board with a waitress and have her tell me what it says. Other posters have pointed out that the reaction they get to this procedure can be spotty. I come mid afternoon when it is slow have gotten good detailed descriptions.

      2. Had what I assume to be Nam Prik Ong which was listed on the wall. Served with hard boiled egg, double crisped pork, cucs, and steamed vegies. Very nice.
        Broke out of Sour Sausage habit and had the Northern Sausage which plays the Ethel Merman extrovert to the Janet Baker thoughtful Sour Sausage. Again have some and be happy.

        1. Any non spicy suggestions? I want to go after I pick my mother up at the airport. She's a total spice wimp... Anything suggestions that'll make her happy?