Dirt Cheap Eats 2009: Thai Flavor
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Dirt Cheap Eats (2009)
Thai Flavor
Address: 8650 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring/Takoma Park, MD 20910
Phone: 301-495-1234
Neighborhood: Silver Spring/Takoma Park
Cuisines: Thai
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Thursday 11 to 9; Friday 11 to 11; Saturday noon to 11. Closed daily from 4 to 5 and all day Sunday.
Nearby Metro Stops: Silver Spring
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Summer rolls; drunken noodles with shrimp; green curry with chicken; seafood pad see eaw.
Price Details: Starters $3.95 to $6.95; Main dishes $8.95 to $11.95
The tiny dining room accommodates only 14, but the thoughtful owners provide free delivery and curbside pickup. Appetizers are a weak spot, except for the fresh summer rolls ($4.95) of shrimp, vegetables, and vermicelli wrapped in rice paper.

Seafood pad see eaw ($8.95)—stir-fried noodles with mussels, shrimp, and tender calamari—and spicy green-curry chicken ($8.95) with crunchy vegetables are also rewarding. Pad Thai ($8.95), thank goodness, is not too sweet, but the rock star here is drunken noodles with shrimp ($10.45), a perfect balance of spicy, sweet, salty, and sour.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner.

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