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Chaang Thai shows its skills with a Bangkok street food demo 

click to enlarge MATTHEW SCHNIPER
  • Matthew Schniper
Chaang Thai owner/chef Suwanna Meyer opened on Oct. 14 (she’s usually closed Sundays) to host a special “event for my customers and the community to experience how Bangkok street food tastes.” Though she dished some popular anytime items — basil-perfumed green curry and classic Pad Thai notably — her main focus was cooking demos of items not on her regular menu, but commonly seen in Thai markets: boat noodles (not a far cry from Vietnamese pho); pad ga prow, crispy seared pork belly cubes (fatty goodness); and Crying Tiger Beef, a soy- and fish-sauce-marinated dish with a sweet edge and lots of herbaceousness, served with sticky rice and spicy roasted chile sauce. Highly sweet Thai iced tea and lightly citrusy lemongrass-pandan leaf tea flowed from carafes, and one cook station featured shaved papaya salad (som tom; a favorite from her menu — with stone-ground spices). Though you can’t get this full experience regularly, it showed off Chaang Thai’s skills, applied always.
Location Details Chaang Thai
7525 N. Academy Blvd.
Academy (North)
Colorado Springs, Co
594-4471

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