Chicken and rice – Nong’s Khao Man Gai

Chicken and rice - Nong's Khao Man Gai
Poached, organic kosher raises Mary’s chicken with jasmine rice simmered in chicken stock and Thai herbs, served with sauce of fermented soybeans, ginger, garlic, thai chilies, vinegar, house made syrup and soy sauce. Garnished with cucumbers and cilantro, and accompanied by a light soup. Mixed meat $9.75, with fried chicken skins $2
Nong’s Khao Man Gai, Portland OR

Wow, I heard good things about this place and I was glad to find out that it lived up to the hype! This chicken and rice was delicious. The chicken was so tender and juicy and the rice was great on its own. I loved the salted sauce and the chicken broth too. NOMS!

Larb gai – Tara Thai

Larb gai - Tara Thai
Minced chicken, red onions, scallions, cilantro sprinkled with lime juice and spices. $6.99
Tara Thai, Herndon VA

This was ok. It wasn’t as bland as the other dishes, but it still lacked the acidity that I look for in larb gai’s. It certainly ate on the healthy side.

Pad thai – Tara Thai

Pad thai - Tara Thai
Stir-fried chicken with thin rice noodles, bean curd, bean sprouts, scallions, and egg topped with peanuts. $11.99
Tara Thai, Herndon VA

This looks bland, AND it tasted bland! There was no flavor to this pad thai at all – sheesh! I’m used to Thai food that actually has flavor. This was probably one of the worst pad thai I’ve ever had. 😦