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Dok Bua Report

galleygirl | Nov 12, 2001 10:00 AM

We tried Dok Bua for dinner last nite, on Chuck S's recomendation, and we LOVED it!!This is definitely a candidate for Great Hole-In-The-Wall Status!! The SO loved the non-atmosphere.. I'm usually not much of a Thai fan, too many goopey curries and sauces in the Boston area, but this seemed like simple Asian food with clean flavors. We had a grilled fish with cilantro and just a dipping sauce of fish sauce and thai bird chilies, my companian had a roasted half-chicken hacked up and redolent of lemon grass, and of course, he had to have the chicken wings, which he thought were quite flavorful. Their sticky rice was cool, served in little bamboo containers, altho perhaps banana leaves might have been a little more traditional than the plastic wrap! but hey, people use it for tamales....The pad thai was a little heavy for my taste, but still tastey. And they're BYOB..
The only advice I would give you on your first visit is to look at all the selections carefully---the menu is all over that place, literally! There's the take-out menu, which is also laminated and bound at the tables, there's non-menu items posted all over the back wall, including lots of duck and intriguing sounding seafood items, and then there's a xeroxed specials page in ANOTHER menu...And they have lunch and dinner specials that are a deal to take out, because they include soup and appetizers...(Okay, I admit, I DID take-out lunch last week, but I didn't think it was fair to report on just ONE item.Actually, it was stir-fried veggies and tofu, and the smell of it in my car made me swoon!)...So,don't make your mind up too quickly!!
Have fun, we did.

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