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Thai Restaurant in Dillsburg PA

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Thai Restaurant in Dillsburg PA

Jim Zurer | Sep 3, 2001 02:02 PM

Driving back to DC from upstate NY, dinner time approached just south of Harrisburg on Route 15. The area is chock full of fast food interspersed with a few diners. However, we did spot the recently opened Pakha Thai restaurant and decided to investigate.

Open for about 4 months (taking over the premises of an Italian restaurant), Pakha is staffed by Thais from Bangkok. The menu is quite extensive and didn't seem to have compromised too much for American tastes.

We had som tam (green papaya salad) which was hot and spicy, some pretty good chicken larb, a oddly sweet tom yam (lemongrass soup), some sort of weird but addictive deep friend string beans, and a non-traditional pork with basil. I wouldn't say it was the best Thai food I ever had in the US but it was far from the worst. (I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand many years ago and have been spoiled for most Thai food in the US).

Anyway if you are cruising on Route 15 at meal time and you want to avoid Burger King, give it a whirl. If you are traveling south, you have to make a left just before the restaurant and approach the parking lot through the gas station.

Jim Zurer
Washington DC

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