Chowhound founder Jim Leff has found a “stunning” duck penang curry at Ayada Thai in Elmhurst that makes an entrée of drunken noodles with beef look “merely excellent” by comparison. Not one to mince words, he declares it, “1. the best duck dish I’ve had in a long, long time, and 2. one of the best Thai dishes I’ve had in a long, long time.” Leff makes the smart point that the good stuff is on the paper takeout menu at Ayada, which may have been why fellow hounds have found Ayada “good not great.” Have you been to Ayada and tried the duck curry? Are you Team Leff on this one? Do chime in.
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