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In Pursuit of Noodles

Story By Ali Resich Photos By Lawrence Tabudlo
March 25 - 31, 2012

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Whether you enjoy them big or small, thick or thin, noodles have a special spot in every local’s heart, each with a favorite type unto themself. One place abundant in scrumptious noodle varieties is Thai Village, a sanctuary of culinary delights serving up Thai classics at its three locations in Waipio, Kunia and Kalihi.

  • Mee Ga Ti with Chicken ($10.95)
  • Co-owner Mang Sisounthone with Pad Kee Mow with Shrimp.
  • Pad Kee Mow with Shrimp ($11.95)
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But when noodle cravings hit, only a bowl full of them will do. One dish that is sure to satisfy your hankering is Mee Ga Ti, or Curry Noodle. Mildly spicy (feel free to add extra heat) red curry is combined with coconut milk, rice noodle and sliced cabbage on the side to provide a great base for meats, vegetables or seafood. To complete the dish, diners may choose from chicken, pork or beef priced at $10.95, tofu or vegetarian priced at $9.95, or shrimp, calamari, scallop or mixed seafood for $12.50.

“I love the dish and so far everyone that’s tried it, they like it. If they like curry and they like noodle … it’s a nice, nice combination!” says co-owner Mang Sisounthone.

The unique thing about the yummy bowl is that the curry takes on a soup-like consistency, providing an incredibly flavorful broth for the rice noodles. “Anybody who tries it is like, ‘This is my new favorite dish now.’ It’s really good.”

For a noodle that takes center stage, look no further than Pad Kee Mow ($9.95 for chicken, pork, beef; $8.95 for tofu, vegetarian; $11.95 for shrimp, calamari, scallop, mixed seafood), or Drunken Noodle. Legend has it that these thick, wide rice noodles get their name from the kick you feel after tasting the spicy chili sauce used in the dish. Basil, bean sprouts and broccoli also are stir-fried with the plump favorites.

There’s more where those noodles came from, with Pad Thai and even Pho (Noodle Soup) rounding out the cozy eatery’s large menu of diverse eats. No matter the type, Thai Village has your noodle needs — and so much more — deliciously covered.

Thai Village

  • Where
    • Dillingham
    • 1286 Kalani Street #104
    • Honolulu, HI 96817
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    • Kunia
    • 94-673 Kupuohi Street #B105
    • Waipahu, HI 96797
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    • Waipio
    • 94-1040 Waipio Uka Street #15
    • Waipahu, HI 96797
  • Call
    • (808) 845-4554 (Dillingham)
    • (808) 676-0843 (Kunia)
    • (808) 678-2878 (Waipio)
  • Hours
    • Thai Village Waipio and Kunia locations are open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Thai Village Kalihi is open Monday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.