by Susan Ellis
I stopped by the newly opened downtown Thai Bistro to pick up dinner on my way home from work.
So many delicious-sounding options ... I started with the Som Tum salad ($7.95), described on the menu as a "mix of shredded green papaya, carrots,tomato, and peanut with spicy lemon sauce, served on a bed of mixed greens."
I have to say I wasn't quite expecting what I got. This salad included noodles and sprouts and was bold enough in flavor to serve as a main dish. I thought the spicy lemon dressing was great.
I also got the Pad Khee Mao aka Drunken Noodle ($11). It's a stir fry with wide noodles and carrots,eggs, onion, bell peppers, bean sprouts, hot peppers, and Thai basil leaves.
Not sure what makes this dish "drunken," but I'm definitely ordering this one again.
149 Madison (343-0303)