Dining review: Durham’s Bua Thai Cuisine serves a treasure trove of culinary surprises

Bua Thai Cuisine is in Durham’s Sutton Square. The pad thai is the best in town. By Greg Cox Originally published 8/24/2017 DURHAM The tom yum dumplings at Bua Thai Cuisine are a work of modern art, each one a plump, puckered pillow of pristine white, nestling in a sleek black ceramic spoon. Painstakingly placed…

Baan Thai

Baan Thai opened in Apex in 2015, the first restaurant for Kelly Chamnansuan. You’ll appreciate the fact that experience has taught her how to cater to a Western palate. By Greg Cox Originally published 4/6/2017 APEX Entering Baan Thai, you’re greeted by a smiling waiter and a compact, tidy dining room decorated in a style…

Thai Spoon

Thai Spoon takes poetic license with the classics By Greg Cox Review originally published 10/13/2016 If you’re a serious fan of Thai cuisine, you’re probably familiar with larb gai. A salad of minced chicken tossed in fish sauce, lime, chiles and toasted ground sticky rice, it’s traditionally served with lettuce – which in authentic renditions…

Cheap Eats: A world tour of ethnic eats in the Triangle

By Greg Cox Originally published May 2015 A monthly roundup of ethnic eats, counter service chow and other tasty bargains. This month, we embark on a world tour in search of kebabs, satés and other flame-grilled morsels. Asian Bistro 1318 S. Main St., Wake Forest 919-435-8880 asianbistronc.com Try: Thai chicken saté Bosphorus 329-A N. Harrison…

Lantern

Review originally published 4/19/2002 By Greg Cox To: Owners of Chinese restaurants in the Triangle From: Greg Cox, restaurant critic Please visit a new Chinese restaurant in Chapel Hill called Lantern at your earliest convenience. You’ll gain valuable insight into evolving American tastes and maybe get a few ideas for your own restaurant. And, while…