I'm very excited about Pad Thai Restaurant at 98 College Ave. (Route 201). It's small, 3 tables for 4 and 2 for 2. No decor to speak of. But it's the food one should speak of anyway. My benchmark for Thai food is a place in St. Louis called Thai Cafe. People who know Thai cuisine thought very highly of it; I did too. This little place is much better. We had fresh thai roll and steamed Thai dumplings as apps. Both freshly made. The former cold with a peanut dipping sauce, the latter steaming hot with a sauce heavy on Nam pla, chicken coconut soup (tom kha gai), and a green curry (lots of galangal flavor) with eggplant, string beans and beef. Both of these were ordered as 3 stars out of 5 "hot" and they were perfect. For dessert we chose the assortment from the "special desserts daily", which were displayed in the pans they were prepared in on the counter near the register: squares of sticky rice frosted with a coconut cream, Thai custard, cassava root that had been cooked and somewhat candied, and our favorite, a *very* gelatinous, almost rubbery gelatin square that had a delicate familiar, maybe sort of cherry, flavor. The most expensive was the curry for $5.95.
The owner said they'd been open a year and were finally doing quite well. If in Waterville, GO. pat