Pad Thai



The national dish of Thailand is often the litmus test for quality at an Asian restaurant. It's the sauce that is key. The right balance of fish sauce, tamarind, palm sugar, thai chili powder and rice vinegar make the meal. Additions can include shrimp, chicken, tofu, ground peanuts, bean sprouts, garlis and scallions – plus a wedge of lime on the side to squeeze over before diving in.

 

PLACE DISH DESCRIPTION IN A WORD

You You Japanese Bistro
150 Broad St., Nashua
882-8337
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Chicken Pad Thai Harmoniously blended chicken or shrimp, flat rice noodles, peanuts, cilantro, hot pepper flakes and lime wedge. Visually beautiful. Tip: Vegetarians will enjoy Spicy Tofu Pad Thai with its homemade peanut sauce.




MEMORABLE

Khaophums Fine Thai Restaurant
555 Central Ave., Dover
749-9300

House Pad Thai

 

Fresh-tasting Pad Thai in a generous portion. You choose your level of heat from one to four. Tip: this is a small restaurant with about 25 seats so arrive early or take out. BYOB.


SPICY

Taste of Thai
27 Seavey St.
N. Conway
356-7624

Pad Thai

Stir-fried rice noodles with an egg, scallions, bean sprouts and peanuts in a sauce made from sesame oil, tamarind, fish sauce, sugar and vinegar. Tip: You can order almost any dish on the menu with tofu and vegetables.



GENEROUS

Thai Garden
118 Main St.
Keene
357-4567
Website

Pad Thai

Thai Garden aims for a blend of flavors rather than spiciness, although you can ask them to increase the heat. Their Pad Thai is gently tossed together with chicken, shrimp, scallions, bean sprouts and peanuts. Tip: Good value at lunch.
 




SUBTLE

Pad Thai Restaurant
1 Portsmouth Ave., Exeter
658-0130
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Crispy Pad Thai

Yellow egg noodles stir-fried with chicken, shrimp, eggs, scallions, bean sprouts and peanuts. Tip: You can get bubble tea here!


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