100 Favorite Dishes: The Pad Pak at Bangkok City
No. 82 The Pad Pak at Bangkok City
Try taking the lone vegetarian in the family out for dinner. So many questions, so many special requests. Just stop the negotiations ("but you can get a salad!") and go to Bangkok City on Greenville Avenue (just over the bridge from Mockingbird Lane). Order the Pad Pak.
We always do. There are lots of veggie entrees at this cozy little Thai joint, but this one's a favorite of our family's veggie-worshiper. All the crunchy carrots, snowpeas, bok choy and onions are quick-steamed and tossed in a light brown sauce around tender cubes of sauteed tofu. Yes, tofu. But it's fresh, un-chalky tofu that absorbs the good flavors of everything around it. Served with a big bowl of steamed rice, this entree is so big it always requires a take-home box. And if you aren't a vegetarian and aren't feeling the tofu, you can get it with shrimp, chicken or beef.
4503 Greenville Ave.
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