WORST OF THAI in Cincinnati !. The food was so bad that I had to get up and leave, I saw a Rat run across the floor back to the Kitchen. I told the waitres that I saw a rat running around the resturant, she said "Oh they don't hurt anyone!" I told her the food seemed stale and the susi had a strong fishy smell.. like fish being kept for many days or outside without refiragation. I left after paying and leaving 10% tip. and the Ownwer followed me outside the resturant, yelling "Don't come here again if you dont like our food!" I told him I won't and that is a promiss. He then started yelling "F**K you!" I was so scared that I bought a carry out from a chinees across the street. However when I got out from the chinees resturant the owner was outside and started following me to my car with obsene curses. Wow! what an experience. The owner was wearing all black shirt and pant, has a pencil line mustashe and oily pulled back hair and gross teeth that had huge gaps with bad breath and dirty hands. If you want some bad food and ample helping of abuse... try this Thai Cafe in Ludlow near the UC, Cincinnati.
Can't Complete the Oder or Close but No Chili.
MnM Cincinnati Authentic Thai tasting food search. Our reviews of Cincinnati area Thai resturants or places that advertise Thai cusine is focused only on the taste of the food. Our credentials: Mark lived in Thailand for 10 years, 4 in the US Peace Corps. Mai is from Thailand & cooks amazing Thai food.
In terms of taste, Thai Cafe in Ludlow near UC was a step up from Tan Thai, Thai Taste & Apsara (in Blue Ash). Our entres were not overly salty & this is a good sign. The taste WAS authentic Thai for what we ordered- SORT OF. We ordered Cow Soi (northern Thai noodles- tough to find) & Pat Se-Yew (big fried noodles w/ shrimp & brocoli. Both entres were served inomplete w/out all the normal ingrediants. Mark had to send for the cilantro, limes, pickles & fresh cut chilies in vinegar, cut them up and put them in the meal himself. If I wanted to prepare the meal, I would have stayed at home. The Pat Se-Yew had shrimp but no brocoli or others vegies (as it should). It was just a mass of noodles! Mai did not eat this meal b/c it was so poorly done.
There were no Thai condiments on the tables BUT you could request them. Te dried Chili was very old. The food was not spicy as ordered despite having Thai cooks in the kitchen. The place was packed so obviously they are doing something correct (as indicated above) but the problem is in NOT completing the entre. So Thai Cafe is serving Thai tasting food, they are just shorting the meal & dumbing it down due to, in our opinion: A) laziness and B) assuming Americans won't like the real thing.
Signs that you might be in a real Thai cuisine place: A) pictures of the King & Queen. B) Thai condiments- if not on the table, available: fresh cut chilies in vinegar, fresh cut chilies in fish sauce, & dried crushed chilies. C) Served w/ spoon & fork- no knives as they are not required for Thai food. Chop sticks only if eating a noodle dish. D) "Cow neow" or sticky rice- though this is tough to find.
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