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cagey | Sep 3, 200210:24 AM     2

Had a chance to finally try Palms Thai over in Thai Town. The service was extremely efficient. That said.... I can't say I get all the "fuss" over some of the exotic dishes. We did start with the thai sausage, which was exceptional (if not on-fire spicy). Always a treat. I also tried the wild boar curry. Preferring a bit of kick in my food, I ordered it "medium" spicy from the waitress. (5 on a scale of 10, but I suspect she didn't understand.) Now, I've had curries that make your socks roll up and down, but this one was one for the books. I think my eyes stopped watering some time yesterday. And as for the "flavor" of the meat, it was tough and chewy (what do you expect from a wild pig), but the spice in the chili sauce drowned out the flavor of the meat itself. Same with the mixed seafood in mint sauce that my wife had. The quality of the seafood was *exceptional* (big juicy mussels, scallops, etc.), but again, it seemed lost in the 'rigor-mortis-hot' juices.

Never thought I'd say it, but now we know to go "mild" when we return. Interesting menu and the quality of the food is excellent...when you can taste it.

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