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Overall CID rating 4.75 out of 5

Thumbs Up: authentic thai, Green Curry Crispy Duck, Fried Shrimp Cake, Green Papaya Salad, Fried Softshell Crab, indoor and outdoor dining, space for large groups, vegetarian menu

Thumbs Down: slow service, crowded, Pad Kra Prow

Recommendations: It gets pretty crowded so be prepared to wait any day of the week and any time of the day!

“CID Highlight” – Green Curry Crispy Duck: CID Rating 5 out of 5

I’m a huge fan of roast duck any which way you have it whether it be alone, in sauce, in soup, or on a salad.  Growing up that was the number one remedy for all my woes and worries.  Homesick?  Fell off a bike?  Broken-hearted?  Have no fear… have a duck leg instead!  Green curry is another favorite of mine whether alone, with basil, vegetables, poultry, or seafood.  This dish combined two of my favorites and doubled the dosage.  The flavor of the curry is sweet, spicy and milky but never heavy.  The serving of roast duck was abundant.  The small medley of vegetables like bamboo, green beans, and tomatoes adds texture and a bit of your daily dose of vitamins. (more…)

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Overall CID rating 3.75 out of 5

Thumbs Up: creative rolls, paradise, $1 sushi and sashimi, $3 rolls
Thumbs Down: crispy duck salad

Recommendations: Stick to the rolls! Better value for the dollar.

“CID Highlight” – The Hawaiian: CID Rating 5 out of 5

Eel and mango with spicy crunchy salmon and tobiko. The thin slices of mango added a hint of sweetness but the true mango flavor didn’t come through. But I loved it none-the-less! (See picture below)
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Overall CID rating 4 out of 5

Thumbs Up: bbq pork, lumpiang, fresh melon juice, value for the dollar

Thumbs Down: closes early, doesn’t accept amex, not much in decor

Recommendations: Order the dessert to go if you get too full on dinner!! It’s not worth missing.

“CID Highlight” – Pork BBQ: CID Rating 5 out of 5

I have a new love of sweet marinated pork. The Pork BBQ definitely takes the cake over my long time love, the grilled porkchops at Pho Bang (in Elmhurst). The only thing missing was that delicious carrot citrus dipping juice that Pho provides. That would absolutely make this dish complete. Coming in at $2.25 per stick, this dish was a steal!! The pork melts in your mouth leaving a sweet after-taste from the delicious marinade.
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