On our way home from the gym yesterday, Kevin mentioned how he could go for a big plate of spicy green papaya salad. Mmm. I said ‘OKAY! Let’s go for some Thai!’ Of course, he was only being a tease. 🙁 HAHA. It’s probably better that we didn’t eat out. I have all sorts of fresh produce and meat in the fridge that I need to use up first. But ever since he mentioned that papaya salad, I can’t help but crave Thai food.
To be honest, I can’t remember the last time we had Thai for dinner. Portland maybe? Wow, was Portland really the last time? Kevin, can we go out for Thai this week? 😉
Our favorite Thai spot in the DMV is Thai House Restaurant in Gaithersburg, MD. Have you been? I think it’s been there for ages, but we only recently discovered it. We celebrated my friend’s birthday at the Thai House Restaurant in May and I have to say, it’s the best Thai food we’ve had in the area! Maybe that’s why we haven’t had Thai cuisine more recently – the places closer to us no longer satisfy our Thai cravings (especially after Portland Thai food).
Here are some of the dishes we love at Thai House.
Papaya Salad Deluxe – Julienne green papaya, string beans, tomatoes and roasted peanuts mixed with spicy lime dressing, served with Tiger Brown shrimp.
Kee Mao Drunken Noodles – Wide rice noodles topped with egg, chicken and shrimp, cooking in spicy basil sauce (Ask for it super spicy…so addictive!)
Pla Tod – Tilapia fillet fried to perfection and served with chili garlic sauce.
So the friends we went with to Thai House are the same friends we went with to Grace Garden. Can you imagine all the deliciousness we ate? Unfortunately, I didn’t take photos of every dish we had. There were too many, my camera would’ve broken! 😉 HAHA. Here is a list of all the dishes we tried.
Papaya Salad Deluxe
Julienne green papaya, string beans, tomatoes and roasted peanuts mixed with spicy lime dressing, served with Tiger Brown shrimp
Chicken wings stuffed with crabmeat, shrimp and scallion, fried and served with sweet and sour sauce
Peking Duck rolls
Asian tortilla wrapped crispy duck, scallions and cucumbers served with hoisin plum sauce
Tom Yam Goong soup
Black Tiger shrimp and fresh mushrooms in lemongrass-galangal broth
Pla Tod with chili and garlic sauce
Crispy Duck with chili and garlic sauce
Pad Thai (chicken and shrimp)
Thin rice noodles stir-fried with bean curd, crushed peanuts, bean sprouts, scallion and egg and choice of shrimpg, chicken, beef or pork
Wide rice noodles topped with shrimpg, egg and chicken, cooked in spicy basil sauce
Basil Fried Rice (chicken)
Choice of beef, chicken, pork or shrimp stir-fried with rice, basil and fresh chili
Penang Curry (beef)
Choice of chicken, beef, pork or seafood cooked in red peanut curry and fresh basil
OMG! 10 dishes for 4 people…that’s crazier than the 8 we ordered for 4 at Grace Garden! I feel like we asked our server for one of everything! Maybe it’s a good thing we haven’t gone out to eat with these friends in a while…. although…. if you’re reading this post, you guys wanna go out for Thai tonight?! HAHA.
If you’re in the area or don’t mind the drive, give Thai House Restaurant a try! We loved it. They have 2 locations – 8369 Snouffer School Rd. in Gaithersburg and 4011E Norbeck Rd. in Rockville. Where is your favorite Thai restaurant? What are your favorite Thai dishes? Let me know in the comments section below.
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