V's Thai Restaurant & Bar
2575 S. Dairy Ashford
I remember reading around here that unpretentious Thai is nowhere to be found, but fortunately, we have another diamond in the rough. V's is a humble and uncrowded restaurant tucked away in the back corner of the Dairy Ashford/Westheimer shopping complex. V is the owner and chef, and this restaurant has the best Thai I've ever had in Houston. She's a great conversationalist and makes diners feel at home. There's a loyal patronage of regulars at one corner of the bar, and according to my friends, they've seen them *every* single time they've dined at V's.
My friends and I shared 3 dishes: pad thai with chicken, cashew with tofu, and green curry with beef. If the restaurant isn't too busy, V will even come out of the kitchen and ask what you think of the food: if it's too spicy, or not spicy enough.
V's pad thai did an amazing job balancing multiple flavors of sweet/spicy/sour, and didn't need any lime in addition. The Houston Press review mentions a cashew dish and it sounds pretty similar to the one we tried, and I agree that it wasn't anything special - but now I know to just stick to the curry...
My friends insisted on the green curry being THE dish to try here, and it was very apparent as everyone at my table kept reaching for more. Very rich sauce, packing a huge punch of spice and more intense flavors than anywhere else, and on top of that, you could crank up the heat even higher if you'd like.
Price is cheap too. Most dishes are in the $7-10 range, and out of what we ordered, the curry was the most expensive at $8.95. I'm looking forward to coming back home for Christmas break and eating at V's again!
There's nothing on B4-U-EAT or Citysearch, only a Houston Press review:
Ever since this review has come out, I'm pretty sure she's there more often than just those 3 days - I went with some friends this past saturday. Don't go on sundays since the kitchen will be closed.