Review: Simply Thai

By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 30, 2011

Among the pan-fried noodles, the pad see ew ($7.95 with chicken or pork) was a treat. The broad soy noodles were accompanied by plenty of Chinese broccoli and some egg in a black soybean sauce. Vegetarian tofu pad Thai ($6.95) for Johnnie was an easy call. She gave it a thumbs up, noting that it was generous with chopped peanuts and tasty with Thai spices.

What Johnnie liked even more, though, was the massaman curry, with vegetables swimming in curried coconut milk, saying that this favorite of hers was the best she'd had in years. The half-dozen curry dishes range in price from $6.95 to $9.95 for lunch portions with rice, and $9.50 to $12.95 for entrées (rice extra). The price depends on your choice of protein, such as seafood or chicken or pork, the latter two crispy or not.

The same pricing goes for the stir fries. My chili duck ($9.95/$12.95) was exceptional. The mild chili sauce was sweeter than it was spicy hot, complex and delicious, enhanced by the fat from the slices of duck. The bonus: extra crispy bits of fried skin for a contrast in texture.

Well done. Simply Thai is simply a pleasure.

Bill Rodriguez can be reached

Simply Thai | 401.284.4594 | 99 Fortin Rd, Kingston | Sun-Thurs 11 am-9 pm; Fri-Sat, 11 am-10 pm | Major Credit Cards | BYOB | Sidewalk-Level Accessible

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