Long time lurker...first time poster.
I am obsessed with Little Thailand and think that it's the ultimate Chowhound destination for any Austin area Chowhounds. We try to go every other week, but sometimes we're the only table in the restaurant. People just don't know what they're missing. Has anyone else had an experience here- good or bad? I've been to Lotus of Siam in Vegas three times and this place runs a very close second, and actually surpasses it on certain dishes, such as larb and stuffed chicken wings. My husband has dreams about their warm beef salad. We always get the chicken lemongrass soup, with coconut milk added. The beef papaya salad is the perfect combination of tang and crunch. Don't miss the fried bananas or Thai bloody marys. The proprietor is quite a character and always makes you feel welcome. The bar in back alone is worth a visit. Only downside is that it's kind of hard to find-7 miles east of the Austin airport on 71. Amazingly reasonable prices....as Dick says "Put a 1 in front of that total and that's what you'd pay in Austin".