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Thai Boom -- Best Westside Thai


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Thai Boom -- Best Westside Thai

nosh | | Jul 24, 2008 02:27 PM

Celebratory inexpensive dinner last night at Thai Boom, party of four. Kenny took care of us. Started with a green mango salad -- excellent and interesting start. Lots of chopped and julienned ingredients including tiny dried shrimp, nuts or nutlike elements, and cucumber and red onion. Great beginning, tart, crispy, a bit of spice, refreshing with some lime squeezed over. Pad see yue with chicken and thin thai broccoli was the second dish, and the fan who ordered it pronounced that she'd be back. Followed with their special shrimp in a dry red curry butter -- great flavor and beautiful presentation over a melange of vegies. Yellow curry chicken came with a real spicy hot charge, as requested. Off-menu fish (filet of sole?) steamed simply with ginger was light, fresh, and surprisingly no more expensive than regular items.

Also had their eggplant with mixed vegies -- the chinese or japanese purple eggplant was beautiful with the skin on and succulently tender. I was too satiated to properly assess the dumpling dish. Four people, several coconut drink concoctions and Thai ice teas, just over $20 per person including generous tip for far too much food and boxes to go. Items served in successive waves as requested rather than dumped on the table all at once. If you park in the back you enter through the kitchen -- prep, cooking areas, dining room and even bathroom crystal clean. Really enjoyed ourselves, even without alcohol.