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Ozone Thai is great

nja | Mar 17, 200508:45 PM

I met some friends for drinks at Lush on Polk last night (usually great, but the mixed drinks were rather poor this time) and decided to drag them all over to Ozone Thai due to the positive posts on this board. I was very impressed, and yet worried. Our party of 8 and one two-top were all that were present in this large place. I hope they can survive

We tried some dishes that had been reported on previously, and a few more that I didn't recall hearing about. The Thai sausages were outstanding. Very lean pork with intense flavors of herbs, chiles, and acid. Erika, who doesn't eat pork and dislikes sausages of any kind, not only tried a bite but when back for more.

Also loved the fried squid, tom yum goong (cloudy with coconut milk, great shrimp, outstanding broth), thai crab meat noodles (heady aromas of fresh crab with feathery angelhair-like noodles), spicy eggplant with chicken, beef salad, and Chinese broccoli (broccoli a bit tough as previously reported, but the tofu and sauce were great). All delicious.

I don't recall the green papaya salad, so it was probably not great but deserves to be retried I think. The pad thai was too sweet for me, and I didn't care for the oft praised pork with olives, but that might have been because its richness and earthiness was in stark contrast to the bright acidity of every other dish.

I highly recommend this place. Give it a try before it's gone.


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