Friday, March 27, 2009

Thai Noodle House

My obsession with finding the best Thai place in Austin has led me to a small, whole in the wall eatery called the Thai Noodle House (2602 Guadalupe St Austin, TX 78705). I've been here once before and tried they're DWI noodles- a play on the more commonly named drunken noodles. My favorite part about drunken noodles in general is that they are SPICY and greasy. Thai Noodle House's DWI is pretty good and they'll make it as spicy as you want.

Enough of my love of drunken noodles and back unto what my order was this trip.

Masaman Curry

As with all curries, fish sauce is commonly used but any good Thai place will allow you to take it out. My favorite things about this particular curry were 1) it came with tons of rice (like a lot of rice and usually have to order more) 2) The potatoes had that melt in your mouth consistency.

I'm used to more liquid in with my curry but the creamy thickness of Thai Noodle House's Masaman was just right. Sometimes I find that Thai places water down the curry and I prefer it to coat the back of your spoon.

If you can't already tell, I like this place and am both bummed and grateful that it is not next door to me. The hole in the wall no, frills atmosphere, and service with a smile reminds me of my trips to Thailand. This will be added to my Thai cravings rotation along with Titaya's.



Anonymous said...

I used to go to Thai Noodle House all the time until I found out about Titaya's. I do miss the atmosphere of Thai Noodle House, eating on the patio, but the food never seemed to be as great as Thai food was supposed to be. Maybe it was the cilantro that was always in there food, or maybe it was something else. I should give another try sometime, though I don't think it will ever take away the title of being my favourite Thai restaurant in Austin.

Jodi said...

I like this place also and agree that Titaya's is yummy. What do you think of Thai Tara (my personal fave)?

funwithyourfood said...

Titaya's is definitely my favorite in Austin so far. It seems most authentic.

Hi Jodi!
I haven't tried Thai Tara. Where is it? I'll twitter you just in case :)


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annette said...

I've been wondering about Thai Noodle House. Thanks for the post!

I just re-ignited my love for Titaya's. Some of their dishes can be hit or miss for me. Have you tried Exotic Thai? It's kind of out there (nooorth lamar), but sooo worth the trip. Cheap and delicious. You should definitely give it a try.