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Sawaddee Thai Restaurant
Let a thousand spices bloom
Sometimes I think back to when there were no Thai restaurants in Providence.
| March 17, 2010
Adventures in pot stickers
Exploring new worlds of flavor
My friend from Thailand taught me how to make real pot stickers and pad Thai.
| January 13, 2010
Cuisine off the beaten path
Japanese restaurants can be too predictable.
| December 30, 2009
A hot and cheap Thai bistro
You might find it difficult to believe, but at one time there were no Thai restaurants in Providence. I know, I know, it’s sad — no pad Thai, no pik pow sauce, such deprivation, such shamed downward glances in the streets.
| December 21, 2009
Exceptional and ridiculously inexpensive
If I tried, I think I could work up a tear recalling the '70s, when there were no Thai restaurants in Rhode Island — a dark age largely devoid of the culinary spice of life. Thank goodness there was Szechuan.
| August 04, 2009
Yoma Burmese Restaurant
After a long lapse, Boston gets another fine taste of a rare cuisine
Burmese food bears some resemblances to that of its neighboring countries, which has been emphasized during Boston's surprisingly long, if gapped, history with the cuisine.
| June 24, 2009
When only fancy will do
Sometimes a burger or a heap of nachos is just what the appetite (and budget) ordered. Sometimes nothing less than white linen elegance will do. A Newport place ambitiously named the Place bills itself as "the wine bar and grille at Yesterdays." The latter restaurant describes itself as "an alehouse;" it has 36 microbrews on tap and a menu that skews playful and Caribbean. Oy — a pint, mon.
| June 17, 2009
Thaitation Thai Cuisine
Brown Sugar gets even sweeter
I'm convinced that one of the reasons this restaurant column doesn't get the national readership it deserves is that, I keep raving about owner-chefs like Dusadan Lee Narbanshart.
| March 18, 2009
New Rod Dee
Love lost, but fear not . . . a new one's arrived
Alas, fire has taken out Rod Dee II, in the Fenway.
| January 20, 2009
Cambodian with a Khmer accent
There is an interesting story behind many of the recipes at Angkor Restaurant.
| December 29, 2008
Grezzo, which means “raw” in Italian, is an upscale vegan restaurant specializing in “raw and living food.”
| March 19, 2008
Changing your world view
One Pad Thai at a time
Real wealth doesn’t have anything to do with having granite countertops.
| March 12, 2008
A smile-inducing flower of a place
The most recent to come our way is Thai Orchid, and its small dining room (14 seats) should in no way undersell the quality of its food.
| February 20, 2008
At the top of the food chain
I’m not supposed to like Wagamama, but I do. I’m not supposed to like chains, and Wagamama is a UK-based chain with 79 restaurants in 10 countries.
| October 24, 2007
The taste of love
Thai red curry's secret is in the leaves
That childhood taunt, “Why don’t you marry it!” might actually be worth listening to if the love professed is of a kind of food.
| October 24, 2007
Zenna Noodle Bar
Regional stability in a bowl of soup
What’s three times better than a Vietnamese restaurant?
| September 12, 2007
Thai with other accents
Establishing a neighborhood boîte amid several first-rate competitors sounds downright suicidal.
| July 25, 2007
Phuket Thai Restaurant
Hard-hitting fusion food both novel and traditional
Now, later generations of Thai restaurateurs are beginning to re-fuse Thai cuisine with dishes more familiar to American customers.
| June 20, 2007
Addictive eats from Southeast Asia
We first fell in love with pad Thai at Apsara, in South Providence.
| May 18, 2007
Exotic fusion, African masks
What would we do without the place? With no apologies to H.P. Lovecraft, CAV is Providence.
| May 09, 2007
Contentment at the water's edge
I’ll tell of a time when there were no sriracha or choo chee sauces in Rhode Island, no lime leaves, galangal, or even a tom yum soup to put them into.
| April 18, 2007
Editors' picks: Food
Best eats in Quahog County, best Thursday night two-fer, best destination dinner, and more
Spark, Bliss, Pam's Pizza, Duffy's and more.
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF
| January 28, 2010
Pho and I
Thai one on here
As the clock strikes noon, Northeasterners brave the erratic Boston weather and venture out of their cozy offices and classrooms in search of one essential meal: lunch.
| January 31, 2007
Like a ‘new city’
Thai flavors in the heart of the Old Port
Just as America, in all of its wonderful and problematic complexity, will ultimately be remembered for having invented freedom and bestowed it upon the world, so Thai culture will be best remembered for having thought to put curry paste together with coconut milk.
| January 17, 2007
A terrific newcomer
We’d gotten the tip from a friend who couldn’t remember the name but raved about the food.
| January 28, 2010
Chefs and diners alike have dishes they use to judge all restaurants
As I tucked in to the roast chicken at Hamersley’s Bistro recently, I chided myself for ordering it.
| October 30, 2006
Slow and steady wins the race
You don’t go to Thai Spice for speedy service.
| October 24, 2006
The Elephant Walk’s nataing
Walk this way
Rarely do restaurant-goers have the option of sampling both Cornish game hen with a tarragon-mustard wine sauce and soy-bathed loc lac beef chunks under the same roof.
| October 04, 2006
Vietnamese bragging rights
You’ve got to admire a restaurant with as ambitious a name as Pho Paradise.
| August 30, 2006
Montien Thai Cuisine
Worth the hike
I consider myself lucky to live in a city in which my local Thai eatery is one of many Thai venues; if I care to venture across town for a change of scenery or a new take on tom yum soup, my dining options are more than doubled.
| June 28, 2006
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