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jasonhroe | Jan 21, 201207:31 PM

i am "new" to chowhound - am always reading but never have posted. I did a search for thai and there seem to be an answer that satisfied my curiosity.

I love Thai food. I usually make a Thai inspired dish once a week and eat at a thai place twice a month. I am very upset at the lack of good, CONSISTENT thai food available at a decent price. So far, I have dined at Smile Cafe, Circles, Erawan, Pad thai, and Thai chef & noodle fusion. Of them all, i really do prefer Circles due to consistently good food at ok prices. Erawan is a close second but they are expensive and every time I go, they mess something up! Smile, pad thai, and thai chef i find to be aweful. A few weeks ago, I got take out from Smile cafe and while i was waiting (and the only one there at 7PM on a wednesday night?) i heard the microwave beep several times - BIG TURNOFF. So my question...

Of all these places and other places I have not tried, I am looking for Thai food that has flavor and as authentic as philly can get. I am not looking for other southeast asian type places that have similar flavors. Suggestions? \


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