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Thai Town 5130 W. 38th St.

There are two Thai Towns on the westside. One on South High School Road and this. The newest. It is a very spacious and good looking joint.

It was a chilly day and Pat and I both ordered Thai Ginger tea. It was served to us with our first course. The first course was an excellent Thom Yum soup and a spring roll. The soup was excellent. Sparse on veggies but abundant in depth of flavor. It had a slight heat to it, which brought a warmth. The spring rolls are made in house and have onion in them so Pat gave me his. I thought they were wonderful. They reminded me of something I used to eat from an A&P Deli many years ago.

I also must add the the tea was delicious. My usual tea samplings have been limited to a more pedestrian variety so the Thai Ginger tea was quite a treat.


I followed Pat with an order of a red curry with medium heat. It was very good. A nice consistence level of heat punctuated with a few veggies. I would have prefered more eggplant and less green beans but it was still a good dish. I couldn’t finish it all after my soup and two spring rolls.

All in all this was a very nice lunch with excellence service.and at a very good price. Our lunches were 8 bucks each. I will be back for the tea, spring rolls and soup. That would be a meal for me.

http://thaitowncuisine.com/


Thai Recipes Restaurant 401 E. Thompson Road.

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This restaurant is very new. It is at the corner of Thompson Road and US 31. A pretty busy intersection. Pat lives very close by so he was intrigued when he saw the fancy sign going up. He learned from chatting with the owner that this is his first joint and he plans on doing all of his advertising by “social media”. He does have a very nice website.

http://www.thairecipesrestaurantindy.com/contact-us.shtml

The place is on the small side but still can seat a bunch of bodies. It is very tastefully decorated in what I would call a Classical Asian style.

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The menu is very traditional,offering several luncheon specials for $7.88, and a pretty good beer and wine list as well. As a general rule I don’t dig Asian beer so I usually stick with water as my beverage of choice.

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This is the soup and Spring Roll that comes with each lunch entrée. The soup was a spicy,broth concoction with a few pieces of mushroom and tofu and some cilantro leaves. I agree with Pat. It was a bit spicy and very good. The roll was crunchy and crisp with vegetables. It would stand on its own as an appetizer.

The last few times we have gone to Thai joints I was determined to get some wide rice noodles. Euphemistically referred to as ” drunken noodles”. However, when I do something “shiny” on the menu distracts me and I don’t. This time it was pineapple, water chestnuts and sticky rice all dressed up in a tomato sweet and sour. Now how could I resist.

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As you may expect it was an excellent dish. Full of flavor and tremendous textural components it was a wonderful lunch.

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I know there are several Thai places around the city but I think we can support one more and I think this joint is worth considering.

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