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Sawaddee Thai Restaurant
Sometimes I think back to when there were no Thai restaurants in Providence.
Let a thousand spices bloom
| March 19, 2010
Adventures in pot stickers
My friend from Thailand taught me how to make real pot stickers and pad Thai.
Exploring new worlds of flavor
| January 15, 2010
Japanese restaurants can be too predictable.
Cuisine off the beaten path
| January 01, 2010
You might find it difficult to believe, but at one time there were no Thai restaurants in Providence. I know, I know, it’s sad — no pad Thai, no pik pow sauce, such deprivation, such shamed downward glances in the streets.
A hot and cheap Thai bistro
| December 25, 2009
If I tried, I think I could work up a tear recalling the '70s, when there were no Thai restaurants in Rhode Island — a dark age largely devoid of the culinary spice of life. Thank goodness there was Szechuan.
Exceptional and ridiculously inexpensive
| August 07, 2009
Yoma Burmese Restaurant
Burmese food bears some resemblances to that of its neighboring countries, which has been emphasized during Boston's surprisingly long, if gapped, history with the cuisine.
After a long lapse, Boston gets another fine taste of a rare cuisine
| June 26, 2009
Sometimes a burger or a heap of nachos is just what the appetite (and budget) ordered. Sometimes nothing less than white linen elegance will do. A Newport place ambitiously named the Place bills itself as "the wine bar and grille at Yesterdays." The la
When only fancy will do
| June 19, 2009
Thaitation Thai Cuisine
I'm convinced that one of the reasons this restaurant column doesn't get the national readership it deserves is that, I keep raving about owner-chefs like Dusadan Lee Narbanshart.
Brown Sugar gets even sweeter
| March 18, 2009
New Rod Dee
Alas, fire has taken out Rod Dee II, in the Fenway.
Love lost, but fear not . . . a new one's arrived
| January 14, 2009
There is an interesting story behind many of the recipes at Angkor Restaurant.
Cambodian with a Khmer accent
| December 29, 2008
Grezzo, which means “raw” in Italian, is an upscale vegan restaurant specializing in “raw and living food.”
| March 19, 2008
Changing your world view
Real wealth doesn’t have anything to do with having granite countertops.
One Pad Thai at a time
| March 12, 2008
The most recent to come our way is Thai Orchid, and its small dining room (14 seats) should in no way undersell the quality of its food.
A smile-inducing flower of a place
| February 20, 2008
I’m not supposed to like Wagamama, but I do. I’m not supposed to like chains, and Wagamama is a UK-based chain with 79 restaurants in 10 countries.
At the top of the food chain
| October 24, 2007
The taste of love
That childhood taunt, “Why don’t you marry it!” might actually be worth listening to if the love professed is of a kind of food.
Thai red curry's secret is in the leaves
| October 24, 2007
Zenna Noodle Bar
What’s three times better than a Vietnamese restaurant?
Regional stability in a bowl of soup
| September 12, 2007
Establishing a neighborhood boîte amid several first-rate competitors sounds downright suicidal.
Thai with other accents
| July 25, 2007
Phuket Thai Restaurant
Now, later generations of Thai restaurateurs are beginning to re-fuse Thai cuisine with dishes more familiar to American customers.
Hard-hitting fusion food both novel and traditional
| June 20, 2007
We first fell in love with pad Thai at Apsara, in South Providence.
Addictive eats from Southeast Asia
| May 18, 2007
What would we do without the place? With no apologies to H.P. Lovecraft, CAV is Providence.
Exotic fusion, African masks
| May 09, 2007
I’ll tell of a time when there were no sriracha or choo chee sauces in Rhode Island, no lime leaves, galangal, or even a tom yum soup to put them into.
Contentment at the water's edge
| April 18, 2007
Editors' picks: Food
Spark, Bliss, Pam's Pizza, Duffy's and more.
Best eats in Quahog County, best Thursday night two-fer, best destination dinner, and more
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF
| April 17, 2007
Pho and I
As the clock strikes noon, Northeasterners brave the erratic Boston weather and venture out of their cozy offices and classrooms in search of one essential meal: lunch.
Thai one on here
| January 31, 2007
Like a ‘new city’
Just as America, in all of its wonderful and problematic complexity, will ultimately be remembered for having invented freedom and bestowed it upon the world, so Thai culture will be best remembered for having thought to put curry paste together with coc
Thai flavors in the heart of the Old Port
| January 17, 2007
We’d gotten the tip from a friend who couldn’t remember the name but raved about the food.
A terrific newcomer
| December 15, 2006
As I tucked in to the roast chicken at Hamersley’s Bistro recently, I chided myself for ordering it.
Chefs and diners alike have dishes they use to judge all restaurants
| October 30, 2006
You don’t go to Thai Spice for speedy service.
Slow and steady wins the race
| October 24, 2006
The Elephant Walk’s nataing
Rarely do restaurant-goers have the option of sampling both Cornish game hen with a tarragon-mustard wine sauce and soy-bathed loc lac beef chunks under the same roof.
Walk this way
| October 04, 2006
You’ve got to admire a restaurant with as ambitious a name as Pho Paradise.
Vietnamese bragging rights
| August 30, 2006
Montien Thai Cuisine
I consider myself lucky to live in a city in which my local Thai eatery is one of many Thai venues; if I care to venture across town for a change of scenery or a new take on tom yum soup, my dining options are more than doubled.
Worth the hike
| June 28, 2006
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