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Best Thai Restaurant

Ban Thai

340 N. Charles St., (410) 727-0125

Posted 9/17/1997

Imagine a Rice Krispies Treat, Southeast Asian-style. Something like a cloud of chewy fried noodles shellacked in a sweet pink goo, dotted all over with bits of shrimp and pork. It's called Mee Krob, and it's just one of the many standard Thai dishes turned out with aplomb at Ban Thai. There's the ubiquitous beef or chicken satay served with its requisite (fab) peanut sauce and a vinegary cucumber salad. Fish cakes called tord mun-the consistency of fried gum erasers-are always nicely spiced. Soups are delicious, all liberally stocked with kaffir lime leaves, chunks of galangal root, and little coins of lemon grass. But pad Thai is the real "chef"-d'oeuvre: sweet rice noodles sautéed with prawns, boiled egg, ground peanuts, bean sprouts, salty dried shrimp, and pickled turnip, finished with a big squeeze of lime.

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Other Awards for Best Thai Restaurant:

Thai Arroy, 9/16/2009

Thai Restaurant, 9/17/2008

Thai Arroy, 9/19/2007

Thai Restaurant, 9/20/2006

Thai Restaurant, 9/21/2005

Bangkok Place, 9/22/2004

Thai Restaurant, 9/17/2003

Thai One On, 9/18/2002

Thai Gour, 9/19/2001

Thai One On, 9/13/2000

Thairish, 9/15/1999

Thai Restaurant, 9/18/1996

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