Andy Aroonrasameruang left his longtime perch at TAC Quick Thai Kitchen to open Andy's Thai Kitchen, where he crafts his own funky pork-and-rice sausages, spoons his spicy eggplant-studded green curry over omelettes, turns out a silky tom kha soup, pairs Chinese broccoli with crispy bites of fried pork belly and throws together a simultaneously fiery and cool minced chicken salad. This is what Thai food should taste like.
The best Thai restaurants in Chicago take diners on a sensory journey through Thailand with staples like green papaya salad, pandan-wrapped chicken, green curry, whole fried fish and yes, pad Thai. Many of our favorite dishes are laced with fish sauce, fresh basil, lemongrass and heaps of fresh produce, making the cuisine one of the most exciting in the world. The finest Thai restaurants in Chicago run the gamut from fine-dining establishments to some of the best cheap eats Chicago has to offer. As an added bonus, many of the spots that made the list double as the most adventurous vegetarian restaurants in Chicago, slinging tofu-laced delicacies and beautifully refreshing salads. Got a sweet tooth? Save room for treats like mango sticky rice, Thai jelly and mung bean candy—truly some of the best desserts in Chicago. Take your taste buds on a trip with the best Thai restaurants in Chicago.
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