Bursting with tasty, authentic Thai flavorsA La Carte
November 25, 2018
Story By: Dining Out Team | Photos by: Bangkok Chef
BY LIANNA MCCURDY
Serving up delicious Thai food for more than 15 years, Bangkok Chef knows how to fulfill customers’ needs.
When craving a taste of Thai, it’s certain any plate at this back-to-basics lunch and dinner spot will satisfy a growling belly. Assessing the restaurant’s menu, an avid eater can find more than 30 delectable dishes inspired by Bangkok’s essential ingredients. Owner Patrick Chang recommends ordering a few special plates to get a true taste of his establishment and notes, “We don’t over-do our food, we don’t make it fancy. It’s straight out, simple food.”
To start, place an order for Lemongrass Grilled Chicken ($10.95 takeout), tenderly cooked to perfection with a marinade of lemongrass and mild spices. Dip each bite in Bangkok Chef’s house special sauce, a delightfully sweet concoction, for an extra burst of flavor. A side of fresh, cool cucumber is the perfect way to balance out the steaming hot protein dish.
Next, share a plate of Shrimp Eggplant over Noodles ($12.95 takeout), a daily special. Wide rice noodles coated with oyster and bean sauces are sure to dazzle the taste buds — flavors pop with hints of basil and garlic. Loaded with shrimp and eggplant, this dish packs Thai spice (medium-hot).
If you’re still hungry, dive into Beef Noodle Soup ($11.45 takeout), also known as Thai Style Pho. Simmering broth, derived from beef bone, is filled with herbs, spices and savory meats. Tender pho noodles balance this staple soup perfectly.
“One thing about Thai food, (there’s) a misconception that it must be spicy,” notes Chang.
“Thai food doesn’t have to be spicy. For dishes that don’t require any spices, we don’t put any in. At Bangkok Chef, we make authentic food.”