Favorite

Tags: ,

Restaurant Details

Best Of 2014: Thai

NaRai opened a southern location around the turn of 2014, if expansion is any indication of success. (It is.) In her new, larger kitchen, owner Jasmine Andrew has introduced playful items such as a Thai twist on Korean short ribs, and a soon-to-arrive Thai quesadilla, using a four-cheese Mexican blend melted over shrimp seasoned with a roasted Thai chili sauce. Still, it's likely that some of her Thai staples really earned her this win. "I'm not saying I'm the most authentic," she says. "But I grew up in Thailand, and all the flavors here are based on my favorite flavors." She modifies to American palates — for example, using chicken breast instead of traditionally used whole chickens, which make for oilier plates — and recommends a medium heat for the best balance between saltiness and sweetness, though she's all too happy to burn you out if you order Thai hot. Go for it. — Matthew Schniper

Related Locations

Related Stories

Reviews/comments (4)
4.5 out of 5

Showing 1-4 of 4

Add a review

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-4 of 4

Add a review


Roll over stars and click to rate.

Search for…

Map

Nearby

History

All content © Copyright 2015, The Colorado Springs Independent   |   Website powered by Foundation