i guess i started something with the last post, but i still didn't get a name or address of the place you were describing...or was i just not reading thoroughly enough.
i'm not often on the board so this may have come up many a time, but i wonder if 'hounders frequent Siam Noodle and Rice on Sheridan Road @ Leland, in darkest Uptown. The owners are from NE Thailand, and i used to go there once a week, every once in a while trying other Chicago thais that ALWAYS paled in comparison.
I've been to Renu Nakorn in Norwalk with people who have eaten at Siam - amazing restaurant, but we walk out saying, Siam is better.
crazy? who knows.
ps: if you haven't, try Siam's fried dried beef - unbelievable.