Thai-ed Up

Thai food, cheap and good

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t may not look like much (and you should have seen the even smaller closet-sized space it occupied before it moved), but Nudpob makes great and authentic Thai food, cheap, including one of the best pad Thais in town—just the right combination of sour and savory—plus more adventurous dishes like Massaman curry with potatoes and pineapple, or Phuket seafood, sautéed with chilies and vegetables. Don’t expect much in the way of service or atmosphere, but the food makes up for either of those things. Get it to go. Warne

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Thais originally ate with their hands, until King Mongkut, Rama IV, introduced forks and spoons after learning about them from an American missionary—using the fork to push food into the spoon and then bringing the spoon to the mouth. Chopsticks are used only for eating noodle soups. King Mongkut was the model for the king in The King and I.

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