Four chowhounds gathered at the new My Thai to sample the grilled appetizers that critic Richard Gorelick had enjoyed and to scout for a possible Charm City outing. These are usually only served for dinner.
P.E.I. Basil mussels were good, with flavorful broth. Lemongrass beef with sticky rice cake, very spicy green mango garnish and tasty fried lotus chips was outstanding, we all agreed. Pork brains with a mild chili sauce and fresh dill (or was it fennel?) was crunchy on the outside, soft inside; a bit like sweetbreads, said Esta. Worth a try. My Thai noodle bowl with duck was luscious, another winner. Silk worms were a bit of a disappointment, crunchy but with little taste. Much better with the sauce from the prawns added.. The prawn itself (very large but only one per order) was mushy. A chicken and shrimp salad with a sour-spicy dressing was delicious. We ended with mango with hot sticky rice, which was excellent, and agreed that this was a place woth coming back to.
They also serve, and had available, grilled tilapia, sea bass, flounder and a couple of other fish, with your choice of Thai spice covering or a more conventional ginger-teriaki sauce