Thai food, or the cuisine of Thailand, is a relatively new addition to the American culinary landscape. In the early 1990’s Thai restaurants began springing up in neighborhoods from coast to coast, offering tasty new dishes and flavors to hungry diners. Using ingredients such as purple Basil, chili- pastes, scrambled eggs and peanut sauces, Thai cuisine Quickly became aÃ?Â¯Ã?Â¿Ã?Â½ sought- after commodity.
One of the mainstays of Thai cuisine is Pad Thai, which is Thai Rice Noodles, with Chicken, Shrimp or Beef, vegetables, Tofu, Scrambled Egg, Chili paste, Bean Sprouts and ground Peanuts. The peanuts lend a remarkable flavor to the dish. Many Thai foods utilize Peanuts, especially in Sauces. While not all Thai dishes are hot and spicy, many are. When ordering Thai food, it is bestÃ?Â¯Ã?Â¿Ã?Â½ to ask if a dish is fiery. Most Thai restaurants will accomodate the customer by modifying the amount of spice added to food. Whether You like it hot or not, if You are looking forÃ?Â¯Ã?Â¿Ã?Â½ Thai Restaurants in the Hartford, Ct area, please let me guide You towardÃ?Â¯Ã?Â¿Ã?Â½ five of the betterÃ?Â¯Ã?Â¿Ã?Â½ Thai restaurants in the Hartford, Ct area.
Lemon Grass Restaurant..7 South Main Street, West Hartford, Ct..(860)233-4405..Hours of Operation: Lunch..Monday – Saturday..11:30 am – 4:00 pm..Dinner..Sunday – Saturday..4:00 pm- 10:00 pm
Without wasting words, it is easier to state that the menu at Lemon Grass is so extensive, that virtually any Thai dish You could possibly request, is listed there. Although there are Beef and Pork options on the menu, Chicken, Seafood and Vegetarian dishes dominate the menu. Only slightly pricey, considering the size and quality of the portions.Ã?Â¯Ã?Â¿Ã?Â½ Full Liquor.Ã?Â¯Ã?Â¿Ã?Â½ Major Creditcards accepted.
Thai Palace..18 Wintonbury Mall, Bloomfield, Ct..(860)242- 6363..Hours of Operation : Monday – Thursday.. 11:00 am – 10 pm..Friday..11:00 am – 11:00 pm..Saturday..12:00 noon – 11:00 pm..Sunday..12:00 noon – 10:00 pm.
If You like Peanut Sauces, You’ll love Thai Palace. The delicious sauces are incorporated into many of the outstanding items offered here. Appetizers include Chicken Dumpling, Sizzle- Duck ( with a Tofu- skin, served on a pancake, with Scallions ), Thai Spring Rolls and Mango Salad.
Soups and Salads are very tasty at Thai Palace. A standout soup is the Seafood Tom Yom, which is Hot and Sour Soup, with Shrimp, Calamari and Scallops. Seafood entrees include Thai Sweet and sour Fish, Pla Jean (spiced Salmon with Black Beans ) and Asparagus Shrimp. If it’s Beef You crave, menu choices include Basil Beef, Mango BeefÃ?Â¯Ã?Â¿Ã?Â½ and Ginger Beef.Ã?Â¯Ã?Â¿Ã?Â½ Chicken offerings include Panang Curry ( Chicken, Basil and Peppers ), Pad Thai with Chicken and Chicken with Broccoli and Coconut or Pineapple Fried Rice. Some unusual dessert are also offered. Thai Palace has a full Bar and accepts major Creditcards.
Typhoon Asian Cuisine..360 Main Street, Middletown, Ct (860)344-9667..Hours of Operation..Monday – Saturday..11:30 am – 9:30 pm..Sunday..12:30 – 9:00 pm. Closed every day from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
Located near the campus ofÃ?Â¯Ã?Â¿Ã?Â½Ã?Â¯Ã?Â¿Ã?Â½Wesleyan University, Typhoon offers various Asian cuisines, spotlighting Thai- food.Ã?Â¯Ã?Â¿Ã?Â½ Perhaps You’d like to start with some soup. The Tom Yum ( Lemongrass ) is exceptional, as are the assortment ofÃ?Â¯Ã?Â¿Ã?Â½ Pho- Noodle soups. Stir- fry’s and Curries, such as the Mango Curry, abound. Other menu items include..Panang Chicken, Larb Gai, Rama Chicken( Peanut Sauce ), Pad Thai and Pad See Ue( stir- fried thick noodles with vegetables ). Some desserts are offered. Full Liquor. Major Creditcards accepted. A special touch offered at Typhoon Asian Cuisine is the bonus of miniature candy bars delivered with the check.
Thai Gardens..300 Middlesex Plaza, Middletown, Ct.(860)346-3322..Hours of operation..Monday – Saturday..11:30 am – 10:00 pm..Sunday..4:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
The decor and atmosphere Ã?Â¯Ã?Â¿Ã?Â½at Thai Gardens is bright, cheery and festive. Traditional Thai artifacts provide an interesting visual experience. Genuine Peacock feathers are used extensively. The food here is top- rate. Soups such as Lemongrass and Lemon- Mushroom are warm and soothing. Spring Rolls and Spareribs are very popular menu items. Chicken, Duck, Beef and Shrimp are the base of most appetizers and entrees at Thai Gardens. Shrimp Pad Thai and Ginger Chicken with vegetables are especially delicious entree selections. Some desserts are offered. Full Liquor. Major Creditcards are accepted.
King and I Thai Restaurant..1901 Park Street, Hartford, Ct(860)232-5471..Hours of Operation..
The King and I Thai Restaurant is a small, primarily- take- out operation, in the heart of the City. There are a few tables for eating- in. If You want to consume alcohol with your meal, they do not have a liquor license, so BYOB. The menu consists of mostly ThaiÃ?Â¯Ã?Â¿Ã?Â½standards such as Pad Thai and Panang(Curry) Chicken. Spareribs and Spring Rolls are big take- out items. The food here is actually quite excellent. Prices are very reasonable.