Favorite Austin Restaurants For Thai Cuisine
Thai cuisine is a delicate blending of different flavors. Many people think of Thai cooking as just spicy, but it’s actually quite complex and consists of a balance between sweet, sour, salty, and bitter. Thai cooking has influenced and been influenced by Thailand’s neighbors, especially Laos, India, China, and Persia. Although Austin cannot boast a wide selection of world-class Thai restaurants, there are some pretty good places, according to people who know Thai food. Below is our list of some of Austin’s best choices for Thai cuisine.
IM Thai Cuisine
5207 Brodie Ln. Ste. 200, Austin TX 78745
Consistently good food. Some say it has the best Thai dishes in Austin. The noodle dishes are recommended including the Pad Kee Mao and Pad Se Ew, as are the Tom Yum soup and house specials. Family-owned with a friendly staff and relaxing, neighborhood restaurant atmosphere.
Titaya's Thai Cuisine
5501 N. Lamar Blvd. Ste. C101, Austin TX 78751
A large and loyal following calls this the best Thai food in Austin. As you might expect, it gets crowded. They close in the middle of the afternoon and when they open for dinner there’s often already a line (the place is not that big). The Thai chicken wing appetizers are recommended. Also good are the different types of curry dishes, and the coconut ice cream. Despite the crowd, service is good.
Little Thai Food
1207 S. 1st St., Austin TX 78704
A food truck that serves tasty, low-priced Thai food. Two Thai ladies run the place. All dishes are cooked fresh. Good fried rolls and fresh curries. People who know Thai food are impressed with the food quality.
4101 W. Parmer Ln. Ste. F, Austin TX 78727
A food truck that serves tasty, low-priced Thai food. Great Thai food in north Austin. Top notch, fresh dishes, excellently prepared. Gets crowded at lunchtime. Appetizers, curries, fried rice – all are good. All dishes can be made vegetarian, and are just as good as the originals. Service is attentive even when it’s crowded. Lunch specials ($8) come with all-you-can-eat soup and salad.
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Austin Thai Restaurant News
Bon Appetit names Austin food truck among Best New Restaurants
Bon Appetit magazine published its 2014 list of America's Best New Restaurants
and east Austin's food truck Thai-Kun was #8 on the list. According to Bon Appetit, "Chef Thai Changthong specializes in what he and co-owner Paul Qui, who runs Qui restaurant just down the block, call “O.G. Thai” (read: no overly sweet Americanized stuff here)."
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