STAFF PICKS FOR MALAYSIAN, THAI, VIETNAMESEby Tucson Citizen on Sep. 26, 2007, under Taste
Here are Tucson Citizen staffers favorite places for Malaysian, Thai and Vietnamese cuisine.
BANGKOK CAFE 2511 E. Speedway Blvd., 323-6555
Hours: M-Th 11am-3pm & 5-9:30pm (F till 10pm), Sa 12-3pm & 5-10pm Price: $ (Disc) Bar: Full
We say: I really like the Pad Puk Je with tofu and shiitake mushrooms, stir-fried in garlic and spices.
DAO’S TAI PAN’S 446 N. Wilmot Rd., 722-0055
Hours: Daily 10am-9pm Price: $$ Bar: No We say: The Goi Ga, Vietnamese chicken salad, is such delightful comfort food, if lime juice, peanuts, bean sprouts and mint strike your fancy in a salad.
KARUNA’S THAI PLATE 1911 E Grant Rd., 25-4129
Hours: Tu-Th 11am-9pm (F till 9:30pm), Sa 12-9:30pm Price: $ Bar: No We say: It has really good yellow curry and Pad Thai, stir-fried rice noodles, egg, bean sprouts, shrimp, peanuts and spices.
MINA’S THAI 5575 E. River Rd., 299-0453
Hours: M-F 11am-2:30pm & 4:30-9:30pm, Sa 4:30-10pm Price: $ Bar: No
We say: The utter freshness of the ingredients adds a whole other dimension to the flavor.
PHO 88 2744 N. Campbell Ave., 881-8883
Hours: Daily 11am-9:30pm Price: $ Bar: Beer & wine We say: I can’t wait until it gets chilly so that I can completely enjoy this neighborhood vegetarian pho, or soup.
SERI MELAKA 6133 E. Broadway, 747-7811
Hours: M-Th 11am-9:30pm (F till 10pm), Sa 11:30am-10pm (Su till 9:30pm) Price: $$ (AmEx, Disc) Bar: Full
We say: The Rendang Beef is a happy-mouth maker with its lemongrass, chilés, cumin, coriander and coconut milk. Yum-mee!