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[7 Apr 2013 | 3 Comments | 7,244 views]
Pok Pok in Portland

Almost everyone who gave us recommendations of where to eat in Portland suggested Pok Pok. And after visiting during our honeymoon last fall — I have to agree. The first thing you need to be prepared for when you go to Pok Pok is that there will be a wait. The nice thing about the wait is that you can do down the street at Whiskey Soda Lounge while eating Pok Pok appetizers and drinking cocktails.

One tip for those visiting Pok Pok is that the dishes are some of the most …

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[11 Dec 2012 | One Comment | 4,769 views]
First Impressions: Sway Thai

It seemed like Sway, the new Thai restaurant on S. 1st from the La Condesa team, was never going to open.

And when it finally did, a little over a week ago, everyone in the food community was buzzing. I was invited to a pre-opening tasting at Sway, and I’ve recorded my first impressions below.
Po-Pea Jay: Thai rice paper spring roll with avocado, carrot, and vermicelli, served with tomato vinegar was a fresh way to kick off the meal.

Chicken Wings covered in a sticky-sweet caramel tamarind chili sauce sprinkled with fish …

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[3 Dec 2011 | 4 Comments | 2,791 views]
Sunday, Dec. 4: Thai Food for Flood Relief

A tight-knit Central Texas community has organized an important fundraiser, and local fans of Thai food won’t believe what they have put together. Over two dozen area restaurants will be offering their favorite dishes on a rotating schedule at an all-you-can-eat buffet, complete with live music and a cash bar, in downtown Austin at Thai Passion (620 Congress Avenue # 105  Austin, TX 78701).
Well known local favorites Madame Mam’s, Satay, Titaya’s, Chon Som, Little Thai, Sub Sin, hosts Thai Passion, and more are all teaming up to raise money for …

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[17 Jul 2011 | 4 Comments | 4,582 views]
Lotus of Siam: Best Thai Food Outside of Thailand

The turning point of my Las Vegas adventure (the day before Bouchon), was dinner with a group of twelve of my colleagues at Lotus of Siam, a restaurant OFF the Vegas strip. Thanks to Mike of Austin Food Carts for telling me about this place, where the chef tied Tyson Cole for Best Chef in the SW at this year’s James Beard Foundation Awards.
The cab ride from our hotel was around $25 and the restaurant was located in a really ugly-looking strip mall. It wasn’t the kind of place that …

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[5 Feb 2010 | No Comment | 2,203 views]
Thai on the Fly

The other night I was trying to decide what to whip up for dinner. We had tons of greens on hand — including bok choy — and I decided to make some Thai food.
The other ingredients I rounded up included Thai Kitchen Red Curry Paste, chicken stock, vegetable oil, fish stock, soy sauce, brown sugar, diced ginger and garlic, tofu, red pepper, mushrooms, onions, peanut butter, and crushed nuts.

I quickly boiled rice noodles for a little more than five minutes and served it with the stir fry.

I’m generally a bit …

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