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Bai Som, first visit

Mike Lee | Jul 25, 2001 01:58 AM

Bai som is a thai place on clement around 22nd and 23rd and they opened another location on 12th and clement. This is my first visit at Bai Som, considering they just opened a second place, the food must be at least decent. I went there with a friend who knew the chef. The had quiet a conversation and the chef offered to make something special for us. This meal began with my usual eggrolls which was ok, nothing spectacular. Then came the red curry shrimp. This was actually pretty good. Curry aste was not too thick and not too water down. We ordered the hot one so it was just hot enough but not very hot. Then the second dish was something i never had before in a thai restaurant. It was basically rice sticks with minced meat. But then both the rice sticks were stir fried with the minced meat and the seasoning of both the meat and the rice sticks was perfect. I couldn't really distinguish what was used in the dish. But overall this plate was good. Last, i can't leave a thai place without mango and sticky rice. This lace didn't over do the sweetener over the sticky rice which was a plus. Overall this was a nice experience outside of the usual thai places. Although nothing to rave about, it was still an enjoyment at a fair price.

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