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Great Thai Chef in Somerville

fine wino | Dec 30, 2004 09:50 AM

I Googled this site for GTC in Union Square Somerville and couldn't find anything, which is puzzling because I'm sure the hounds know this place. Anyway, I go there from time to time because it's a block from my apt. I pretty much always get the same thing which I loooove. The spicy beef salad is such a terrific dish. Really tender marinated sliced beef tossed with a bit of rice powder (I think) and chili, fish sauce, mint,lime juice and a bit of oil on top of iceberg, cukes, julianne carrot and the ubiquitous pink and mealy tomato wedge. Aside from the sad tomato, the crisp veg are the perfect foil to the warm beef and the dish is so darn spicy, after I finish I just sit with my mouth agape for a minute and wait for the burn to dissipate. I think it's about 11 bucks and a hearty meal for me.
I got the "thai roll" last night too which is the basic thai/vietnamese style eggroll with bits of pork, mushroom and cabbage among other things. It was crispy and flavorful but not remarkable.
In the past I tried the pad thai and the beef lime leaves, which were fine but not repeaters.
Does anyone else go to this place and have some recommendations? The menu has some interesting options but I'm wary to gamble...

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