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Thai Sesame - report

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Thai Sesame - report

Cathy Elton | Mar 20, 2003 10:15 AM

I guess I'm a bit perplexed at all the positive reviews of this place. I went last night and wasn't all that impressed. We ordered mostly vegetarian - maybe their meat stuff is better?

The tom yum goong (hot & sour shrimp soup) was pretty terrible, with an off/fishy flavor. Green papaya salad was very good, with an unusual level of spiciness.

The pad thai was average. The green curry with vegetables and tofu was way too heavy on the tofu and had an odd sour taste. Normally I'd say green curry is too sweet, but this sour thing didn't work in the dish. The best dish was a tofu with chili & basil - better than Joya's rendition of this dish.

However, the portions were half the size of Joya's, so I just didn't think this was as good a value. And they don't have cocktails!

Cathy

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