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Return to Cha Yen Thai Cookery

On this visit a view inside #PhatPhrikKhing #ผัดพริกขิง, one of the oldest and best #Thai Curries which has no Khing or ginger as in the name, nor is it fried in coconut milk like most curry. It's all about chilies, galangal and lemongrass. This version with #pork by Khun @Jeemui's Mom was spot on and clearly the best bite of the day!

Apr 01, 2015
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KS's Khao Soi

Apr 01, 2015
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Cha Yen Thai Eatery.

Apr 01, 2015
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Cha Yen Larb Moo. check

Mar 29, 2015
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Boat noodles aka Kuai Tiao Ruea aka ก๋วยเตี๋ยวเรือ. Pork plus parts, dark soy sauce, pickled bean curd, meatballs, and pig’s liver served Numtok aka น้ำตก, with pigs blood mixed with salt. check

Mar 29, 2015
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Pad Gaw Pow Moo Krob. check

Mar 29, 2015
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The strong balanced flavors of upcountry Thai food works for me. Funny cause I have a hard time with the sour tastes from Southern Siam.

Mar 28, 2015
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Yes we did.

Mar 28, 2015
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It's northeastern Isaan dialect. It is pronounced that way but they're from Bangkok at Cha Yen and would say Aroi mahk. (delicious very)

Mar 28, 2015
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Mostly enjoying the original these days but had a few true bites in the Fenway branch.

Mar 28, 2015
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Sad to learn this. Porter Sq was memorable on my two last visits. I have had great food at the Washington Sq location some time back.

Mar 28, 2015
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Great cyphering on your part. The fermented fish "Pla raa" is a strong taste many Thais don't like but I have acquired it and like it with the crab. I tend to just crunch and suck out the juice. In this dish extreme balance is needed. Lime and tamarind and chilies. So many varieties of Som Tum including with fruit or with fermented noodles. Saep lai lai is what they'd say in Isaan. "really really tasty"!

Mar 28, 2015
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Great stuff. Really encouraged by your return to Thai North where I was recently unrequited.

Mar 28, 2015
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Interesting. I wonder if I could get MJ Ready to make Thai breakfast? I will inquire.

Mar 27, 2015
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Can't wait to hear your take on Thai Place. I am compiling data and polling all the Thais and like appetites I know. Something amazing is going to happen. If you could only pick two or three dishes from S&I or Pad Thai Cafe what would they be?

Mar 27, 2015
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Cha Yen in Watertown makes a great version as well as a meatless take with mushrooms. The Duck Larb at S&I is also all that.

Mar 27, 2015
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rosulate: What do you like at The Thai Place?

Mar 27, 2015
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MC:
Cha Yen for sure for personality alone but the Duck Sukhothai Noodles with the slow egg and the lil piles of sugar and chili are beckoning even as we speak. Thai North and I are at odds over the last visit but the original Chef totally rocked the Hang Lay and the Khao Soi. S&I is a lock. What are your favorites there? Khao Sarn is so much fun at the bar. Miang Kham, Sai Oua and Ya Dong with great bartenders! Dok Bua has been off my list for a while. What stands out there for you? I'm planning something epic. I will keep you advised.

Mar 27, 2015
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I just read that review of Pon. Inquiring minds need to know but not sure it'll be crawl worthy from the menu. Dok Bua is encyclopedic but haven't been in a while. Do they have a stand out dish?

Mar 27, 2015
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TTG: That's a Larb Moo Pork Salad from SomTum Der in New York in the East Village at 85 Avenue A. That spicy dish and a perfect SumTum green papaya salad with shrimp paired with a Mehkong Whiskey Soda and a Singha Beer were definetly the best bites and sips of the day!

Mar 27, 2015
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A very good call at all locations. Enjoyed the true Thai taste there on one occaision while waiting for Yume Wo Katare to open. It outshined the Ramen which is wicked good. The other outposts are the real deal as well. Makes the list! Gotta have their Kway Tiaow Moo with all the trimmings. Boat Noodles n'blood!

Mar 27, 2015
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The owner here (Wellesley as well) fosters many other Thai restaurants. Not sure the food is exciting in presentation or taste. What do you like on the menu?

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It's my number 1 or 2. Gotta be on there. Love their Tom Saap.

Mar 27, 2015
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Wouldn't it be the best to go on a crawl of the most delicious Thai Food in town? While Boston enjoys some of the better Thai Restaurants this side of Elmhurst there have been changes of ownership, Chefs and some new up and comers. I have my own list of Go-Tos but let me know what's out there and your favorites. My goal is a 5 to 8 stop crawl of the best dishes.

Mar 27, 2015
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MDM Noodles. It's the Sound of the Mian 面條 working at the Henan Gang

Consistent experience at 4pm. Parked on the street. Hung out by the pool of soup. Noodles the size of towels. Liang Pi magically appeared and disappeared. Big crazy bowl of Shinjiang Chicken with the tasty unusual bits and potatoes, peppers and chilis was a big winner. Good company, stimulating conversation and judicious use of condiments made these the best bites of the day. I will return with reinforcements.

Mar 25, 2015
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MDM Noodles. It's the Sound of the Mian 面條 working at the Henan Gang

The Henan sweet potato starch noodles were glossy semitransparent mian kinda like Mung bean noodles. Them cubes in the Liang Pi are spongy gluten by-product of the process described in this mian thread.

Mar 23, 2015
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MDM Noodles. It's the Sound of the Mian 面條 working at the Henan Gang

1:30 and 3:30

Mar 23, 2015
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MDM Noodles. It's the Sound of the Mian 面條 working at the Henan Gang

Tatsu's technique was to break the noodle on the bowl's edge with the bottom of the spoon. Will = Way. Although we were told at first that Liang Pi was out of the question somehow an order materialized. On my two weekday afternoon visits I parked in front for free, enjoyed prompt and cheerful attention plus had the run of the menu. Good living. Really great job by u and your gang! Made me hungry for it again!

Thai Town East Crawl

Joe gets the credit for ThaiTownEast as well. Thai Town in LA is the largest Thai Community outside of Thailand but Elmhurst is growing in all ways Thai. Except for the weather.

Mar 22, 2015
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MDM Noodles. It's the Sound of the Mian 面條 working at the Henan Gang

Sadly I know. It's reserved for hotspots like Needham. I was just imagining.

Mar 21, 2015
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