It was hard not to be in a good mood on Friday night—after all, the weather was gorgeous. I decided I wanted to eat outside, and the perfect place to do that was my old favorite, Bua Thai, which has great options for outdoor seating. I talk about this restaurant often on my blog for… Continue reading Back at Bua Thai: trying old favorites and new dishes
I’m not very good at trying new things. I re-watch the same episodes of the same TV show. I re-read the same books. And—if you’ve been reading this blog for any amount of time—you probably know that I tend to order the same dish at every Thai restaurant I go to: Drunken Noodles. But that… Continue reading I try a new restaurant and two new dishes on 14th Street
Let’s be clear: I despise math. I struggle with basic algebra, could never memorize the Pythagorean Theorem, and one of my greatest feats is somehow graduating high school without taking calculus or pre-calculus. That being said, I’m also a student on a budget, and I was curious where I could find the most inexpensive Thai… Continue reading Adventures in data: finding the most affordable Thai food in DuPont
If you live in D.C., you know the best way to spend lazy weekend afternoons: brunch! And after reading about Beau Thai‘s (3162 Mount Pleasant St NW) “Bangkok street brunch” a while back, I knew it was something I needed to try. Especially since it’s the only Thai restaurant that serves brunch in D.C. Trust me.… Continue reading Bangkok street brunch at Beau Thai
I’ve mentioned it before, but Drunken Noodles (kuai-tiao phat khi mao kai) is one of my favorite meals of all time. This comforting dish is chewy and crunchy, sweet and savory, and of course, spicy. And after months of playing with the idea, I finally decided to make Drunken Noodles at home. First, though, a… Continue reading Cooking at home: Drunken Noodles
Today I ventured into NoVA: a suburban realm home to high-rise apartments, the Orange Line, and strip malls where you might find a TJ Maxx next to a Greek market next to a mattress warehouse. But I wasn’t looking for a Tempurpedic. I was searching for a Thai grocer, something you can’t find within D.C. limits. I’m planning… Continue reading Duangrat’s: the Thai market in NoVA that changes everything
If you’re hunting for Thai food on Connecticut Avenue or in Georgetown, your options just got slimmer. As reported by Washingtonian yesterday, Mai Thai Georgetown shuttered on February 8 after failing to meet D.C. Department of Health standards. According to the article: “An employee of the restaurant said the closure had to do with drainage issues… Continue reading I make Thai iced tea. PLUS, two D.C. Thai restaurants closed?