Thursday, March 9, 2017
Thai Cuisine At Thames Street, Newport
It's a small, family run hole-in-the-wall type place that one could easily walk past with scant notice. Yet, after our visit on a whim two years ago for lunch it has become a must-dine-at mission every time we visit Newport. It's Thai Cuisine At Thames Street.
Just a casual spot but always a favorite with all of the locals we meet and chat with, we've never had to wait for a table at this go-to spot. And we've never heard anyone say that they were disappointed.
We began with soups, a bargain at $4.25 each. The Chicken Coconut Soup is creamy yet not heavy and laced with a hint of ginger and lime.
My Won Ton Soup was exactly what one would expect from a classic rendition: good, clear broth, chewy shrimp and chicken won tons and fresh scallion. Simple but satisfying.
We both ordered the Chicken Pad Thai. It is not just one of the best I have enjoyed but THE best. A hot, heaping platter arrives of noodles, sprouts, chopped egg, ground peanuts, spices and loaded with chicken. No panning for chicken gold here, as one does in some joints. Every, single bite had a piece of chicken.
The Pad Thai is a fave dish (with locals, as well) but we will be back to explore the rest of the menu, too, when we return for a week in June. And if you just hate to leave the confines of your gilded age mansion and ocean view they do offer take-out.
Thai Cuisine At Thames Street
517 Thames Street
Newport, RI 02840
Looking for social media handles? Apparently, Thai Cuisine is so refreshingly old-school that they can't be bothered. It adds an air of mystery. We say congratulations to that!