With a menu of more than 50 items (not including the daily specials), Marnee Thai offers a deep dive into regional cuisine. Chef Chai Siriyarn's menu focuses mainly on Siamese fare from Central Thailand, but he also covers specialties from the north and south, including turmeric- and ginger-seasoned noodle curries and Indonesian-style chicken satay. Local favorites include green papaya salad, Tom Ka Gai (sour-spicy coconut chicken soup), Hor Mok (steamed snapper in curry mousse with cabbage in a banana leaf bowl), pad Thai, and curry dishes. If it's on the menu, don't miss the morning glory—a delicate spinach-like green—sautéed in soy bean and garlic sauce.
|Venue name:||Marnee Thai||Contact:|
1243 9th Ave
|Cross street:||between Lincoln Way and Irving St|
|Opening hours:||Daily 11:30am–10pm|
|Transport:||Bus 16X, 71|
It feels like you're dining in someone's home at Marnee Thai—everyone is just that nice and friendly. The yellow curry with beef is a great entree, and you can order either white or brown rice to accompany it. I also really love the chicken skewers, and can't wait to try some of their fish dishes when I come back.