SilverBullitt Posted March 11, 2014 Share Posted March 11, 2014 After reading Todd Kliman's recommendation of Thai Taste by Kob, we went that Friday. The restaurant is located on Fern St. in Wheaton, behind the very good Hung Phat grocery store (fresh rice noodles and Red Boat fish sauce). The location seems to be an incubator for well-regarded restaurants, formerly being the home of Nava Thai and Mi La Cay. We had the following dishes: Moo Yang (appetizer)- recommended by Kliman. Grilled pork with a delicious dark spicy sauce; the roasted ground rice added a pleasing texture. Pork was juicy with a nice char. Reminded me of a grilled beef dish called "tiger's tears". Blanket shrimp (appetizer)- Shrimp wrapped in rice paper and fried. Served with a sweet chili sauce. Moist shrimp, well-flavored sauce. Pad Ma Maung Himmapan (entree)- Meat dipped in batter and fried with a semi-hot red chili paste with fried cashews and red chili. This was a disappointment, possibly because of miscommunication regarding heat tolerance. There were no red chilis or chili paste, rather there were sauteed onions, red bell pepper, and jalapenos. The meat was properly fried but too much without an acid counterpoint. The condiments didn't help and I tired of it. Maybe the traditional dish would have been better. Pad Thai and Panang curry (entrees)- Both were fine. Fried Crispy Coconut Plantain w/ condensed milk (dessert)- very good. My wife enjoyed it. Baked taro egg custard w/ sticky rice (dessert)- My son and I loved this. The custard was nicely eggy; the taro gave it a grayish color. The rice was chewy and salty and there was a sauce we thought reminded us of popcorn. An unusual and tasty combo. The service was very friendly but there was a bit of a language issue that kept me from figuring out the better items on the menu (the kids yapping at me while I was discussing the menu didn't help either). Kind of a hipster vibe, including square plates and bowls that sit at an angle. We spent about $60 for four (no alcohol) and which included a February 10% discount. I look forward to visiting again. Next time, we'll focus on the dishes in the Thai street food section. 4 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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