Thai in Maple Leaf: Ban Hua Sai.

Decided to give this place a try based on reviews indicating it was the best Thai in the area and we needed a quick dinner.

The space is reasonable and the waitstaff could not have been more friendly. As is typical of most Thai restaurants the menu is extensive with mostly southern Thai dishes.

Started with the Tom Kha Gai which was very good if a bit on the too sweet side and followed this with my usual, chicken yellow curry which was also good. Our other choice was the Pad See Ew with tofu which had a bit of an odd flavor….almost burnt….which robbed what the dish could have been.

My usual test of authenticity is the availability of Thai chilies for those who wish to spice things up a bit….they passed that test.

While I think there is better Thai to be had in Seattle (see here for a suggestion), If you are in the Maple Leaf area and need a Thai fix, give them a try.

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