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Tasty Thai and Cambodian

Original post made on Jan 26, 2013

On Mountain View's stretch of El Camino Real between Shoreline Boulevard and El Monte Avenue, things change yet the area remains the same, a hodgepodge. Good news: Now we have Tommy Thai.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, January 4, 2013, 12:00 AM

Comments

Posted by Max Hauser, a resident of another community
on Jan 26, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Max Hauser is a registered user.

Thanks for an in-depth review of this delightful restaurant. After several visits I'm impressed with the exuberant use of fresh vegetables and the different, Cambodian slant of some of the menu. Cambodia has a far older culture and cuisine than Thailand, and you can see its influence at Tommy Thai, even in versions of popular Thai dishes incorporating non-Thai touches, like black pepper in the Pad Khee Mow.

In a region with many Thai restaurants (often actually with Vietnamese cooks or owners), Tommy Thai is not just another Thai restaurant, and is worthwhile even for its Cambodian specialties alone.

It's a place for good values too in my experience. As noted above, lunch specials were $7 -- rice INCLUDED, in fact, for most of 2012 (unless you ordered the brown rice option), per menu copy I have at hand. It's among several notable MV restaurants that offered good under-$8 lunches at that time (most of them unfortunately omitted from the MV Voice's August 10, 2012 eating-out feature on that subject).

Currently Tommy Thai's lunch specials have risen to $9, including rice, but remain good values I think.


Posted by diversity, a resident of Downtown North
on Jan 26, 2013 at 4:14 pm

I love the selection of restaurants in Mountain View. So much more interesting than Palo Alto.