There are two main reasons to visit The Harbor Shops on 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale: A) to stock up at Total Wine and B) to dive headfirst into the red bean and coconut sticky rice dessert from Coco Asian Bistro, the shopping plaza's chic, pan-Asian restaurant. The extensive menu is anchored with ... More >>
As a Florida native, non-natives tend to whine open up to me about why they hate Florida, disdainfully referring to my beloved sunshine state as "the foot of the nation" (in which case New Jersey is clearly the armpit). They lament about nearly everything--the suffocating humidity, our lawless pill- ... More >>
When I was in New York a couple weeks ago, Robert Sietsema took me to Zabb Elee, a Thai restaurant in the East Village. The slip on the basement level offers Thai-hot dishes from the Isaan region of Thailand, near Laos. Decked in white, the restaurant's decor is apparently a Northern Thai ... More >>
The Red Koi serves up sushi and one steming hot pad Thai.We've been reading a lot about sushi on Clean Plate Charlie recently, so we thought it was a good time to profile the only sushi-serving food truck in south Florida -- The Red Koi.The mobile outpost of the Coral Gables Red Koi Thai & Su ... More >>
Yesterday, we shared part one of our interview with Coco Asia's owner and chef, Mike Ponluang. If you missed it, you can read it here. We continue with part two of our interview.
Clean Plate Charlie: You're from Thailand, but your cuisine has other Asian influences, as well. Tell us about y ... More >>
hungrysormuijai.blogspot.comEvery day of the week you'll find a special at Kansai of Boca Raton, where you'll find both Japanese and Thai cuisine.On Monday, it's family night where kids under 12 eat free. Midweek, it's $1 Wednesday, where you'll get $1 sushi (3 piece minimum) and $1 sake. The l ... More >>
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As a countdown to the Best of Broward Palm Beach 2011, coming in June, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No. 95: Pad Thai from Sukhothai
Courtesy of Charlie Soo.
Charlie and Mama SooChef Charlie Soo opened Talay Thai in a strip mall in Palm Beach Gardens in 2008. Since then, his commitment to serving quality food at reasonable prices has won his restaurant numerous awards and a loyal following.
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There are so many Thai/Japanese restaurants around Broward and Palm Beach counties serving the same exact menu that they may as well all be photocopies. With nothing to differentiate them but their cutesy names (Too Too Thai or Bo Thai or Thai One On, etc.), there's little to draw you into one ov ... More >>
This week in Dish we review Mama Asian Noodle Bar, a five-month-old pan-Asian restaurant located in the outdoor shopping mall Promenade at Coconut Creek. It's an attractive family-run restaurant bathed in red and black that serves a wide range of Thai entrees, inventive modern fusion dishes, plen ... More >>
Photos by Bill CitaraOK, so if you tried out last week's little lesson on pork-stuffed shrimp, you've got three-fourths of a pound of ground pork, rather assertively seasoned with black pepper, garlic, cilantro, and fish sauce. What do you do with all that pig? Well, you could freeze it for cramming ... More >>
Clean Plate Charlie had this really cool idea. Take one of your favorite dishes from one of your favorite restaurants and, applying a little time, a few tablespoons of culinary knowledge, and a willingness to eat the inevitable mistakes, attempt to re-create it at home.Since Charlie absolutely adore ... More >>
Flickr User: jojo_is_cuteRyan from The Office dazzled by Fort LauderdaleHalfway through this past week's episode of NBC's The Office, while the Michael Scott Paper Co.'s three employees sit on the floor of their closet turned headquarters, swapping stories of personal failure, the character Ryan off ... More >>