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Dok Bua: Red Snapper with chili and basil wins gold

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Dok Bua: Red Snapper with chili and basil wins gold

Dave M.P. | Nov 9, 2004 08:47 PM

I went to Dok Bua tonight with my girlfriend and my grandparents and we shared the following items:

Thai Salad: Lettuce, tomato, cukes, nice fried tofu and tasty peanut sauce. Fine. Ended up balancing out the spicy items.

Papaya Salad (Som-Tum): Spicy and delicious, a large serving of green papaya and peppers in a very spicy vinegar/chili dressing with peanuts and some other vegetables. This was the spiciest thing we had, very good.

Green Tea Curry: This was a special this evening, it was a coconut based curry, sort of similar to green curry except not very spicy at all. The sauce was very liquidy (I have not had other curries at Dok Bua so I don't know if that is their style). We had it with tofu, once again the squishy cubes of the fried kind which were very nice. I would be curious to hear how other curries are here.

Chicken with chili and basil (Pad-Bai-Ga-Pow): This is under House Specialties #1, we had this with chicken (it could have been other meats too). We wanted to have frogs legs but they had none tonight (also, it's not on the menu, was it ever?). Apparantly frog legs are often served in a similar sauce. The chicken was fine though (tastes like frogs), nice spicy basil/chili sauce. Always a good bet.

Last, but obviously not least: Deep Fried Red Snapper with chili and basil (Pla-Rad-Prik): I was worried that the sauce would be similar to the chicken, but it was quite different (sweeter and better!). This was a beautiful fried snapper topped with a tasty sauce that had basil, chilis (a lot), baby corns, cilantro...other things too I think. The fish wasn't that big (we each only ate 4 or 5 bites worth), but it was very very good. We polished it all up, including the sauce. If you like whole fish and you have not tried this, you should go right now.

3 servings of rice was plenty for 4 of us. They were big servings.

The decor remains entertaining, and over the course of the hour, they played every 80's slow rock song I can think of.

I love Dok Bua

Dave M.P.

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