There’s a new Thai restaurant in my neighborhood in Oakland, and I tried it earlier this week. I was particularly excited to see khao soi on the menu as this is one of my favorite Thai dishes.
Khao soi was my favorite item we tried – whole chicken leg served with soft egg noodles and crispy egg noodles, plus raw onion and pickled mustard green. Soup came on the side, and was thinner than the version of this dish at Chai Thai, but still had great depth of flavor from turmeric and chilies. Really excited to have this dish in my neighborhood.
The beef noodle soup came with rice noodles and several cuts of beef, plus sliced beef meatballs. Broth was quite fatty but very flavorful. Quite good and comforting for a cold evening
Roti with green curry dip didn’t travel as well for takeout but was still good. On the thick side which wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. Curry seemed promising but maybe a tad salty. But will have to try their other curry dishes soon.
Total bill was $42 before tip for these three items. Portions were good. Very friendly service!
I used to live in Delaware and New Jersey, so I’d expect a place named “Wawa Thai” to be about the size of a 7-11 with drive-through pickup for milk and beer as well as for Thai food." I’d go there though I’d expect it more to be on El Camino somewhere on this side of the bay than over in Oakland.