We stopped in Harrison, PA (again) for some Thai food. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much. The restaurant itself was tacky as anything, and the menu had so many options, both of which did not seem more promising than my expectations. The restaurant had elephant statues everywhere, the bathroom had hello kitty stickers, and the tables had a cheesy map of Thailand as the tablecloth. We shared the Pad Prik Pao (sautéed with red chili paste, veggies and cashews) and Gaeng Keow Whan (tofu, spicy green curry with bamboo shoots, green veggies, and basil in coconut milk)—spicy. When the food came, we both “ahhed” because it looked so good. It was even better. The first was sweet like barbeque sauce, with a hint of zest from the chili and the latter was spicy, with a touch of coconut. Both were so amazing—we both said the best Thai food we’ve had!—but the complementary flavor the two dishes is what made it so special. I highly recommend this hidden gem and these two dishes in particular.
Hint: If in a party of two, order the Pad Prik Pao and Gaeng Keow Whan, share, and enjoy the magical flavors together!