Trying to find authentic Thai food in South Florida is like searching good Chinese, Vietnamese or Korean food. This isn't Los Angeles; we just don't have the people here to make it. You're best chance of finding truly authentic fare is to make nice with a foreign family and invite yourself over for dinner.
But -- if you live in Palm Beach -- you've already got one foot in the door thanks to Malakor Thai, where family recipes are all you'll get from co-owners "Noopy" Areerak and Suchart Tiachaoen. Thailand natives, both wanted to bring the true taste of homestyle Thai cuisine to their small cafe that opened in Northwood Village in early 2011.
Now, newly opened Bangkok Jam is bringing the tradition to Royal Palm Beach, where the two chefs have created a second location, moving west to establish a new concept in a shopping plaza at the corner of Royal Palm Beach Boulevard and Okeechobee.