Since the Thailand Restaurant has been around for more than 10 years, the novelty of a restaurant in a refurbished diner has worn off.
Sure, for visitors, the idea of a silver-crusted building which looks like a Thai temple inside is neat. But the restaurant is still a staple in Clark dining because of the food, most notably, its Pad Thai dish.
Denoted as the most popular dish on the menu, the restaurant makes more Pad Thai than anything else in the place by a long shot, according to the waiters at the restaurant on Central Avenue in Clark.
The noodle dish is overflowing with shrimp and chicken, mixed with bean sprouts, egg and peanuts. The dish can be found at any Thai restaurant, but what makes it unique for the Thailand Restaurant, is that patrons can pick the spice level – none, mild, medium and spicy.
By catering the dish to the diner, the Thailand Restaurant personalizes exotic food to make it eater-friendly. The menu is varied and has a lot of options for picky eaters. The restaurant doesn’t have that many tables – only able to seat about 30 at a given time – which means plenty of attention from the staff.
The mild spice still has a kick to it, so if you have an aversion to spice at all, you should probably pick none.
With that, only those with a strong tongue and an even stronger will-power should get the spicy level.
“They don’t mess around here with spices,” said Louis Reming, a loyal patron of the restaurant. “I like spice, and the first time I had the hot level, my eyes welled up a bit. I wasn’t expecting that. But everything is always delicious”
The Pad Thai is available daily.