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Dusit Thai
A solid Thai eatery with eye-pleasing decor.
Reviewed By Cynthia Hacinli
Comments () | Published October 13, 2006
Dusit Thai
Address: 2404 University Blvd. W., Wheaton, MD 20902
Phone: 301-949-4140
Neighborhood: Wheaton
Cuisines: Thai
Opening Hours: Monday through Sunday 11:30 to 10.
Nearby Metro Stops: Wheaton
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Northern Pork salad; twice-cooked duck salad with shrimp paste; Angel Wings; pork satay; crispy whole fish with chili-garlic-tamarind sauce; red, green, and country curries; duck rolls; eggplant with basil and black bean sauce; squid with white pepper; pa
Price Details: Entrées: $7.25 to $10.95.

From November 2005

Neon wall sculptures cast an otherworldly glow in this serene dining room. But the kitchen is feisty when it counts. For coolness and heat, tangy and sweet, go for a Thai "salad"--Northern pork with minced pork, ginger, and peanuts, or twice-cooked duck moistened with shrimp paste (both get the double whammy of red onions and scallions). Crispy whole fish--recently, pristine flounder--with chili, garlic, and tamarind sauce also juxtaposes sweet and spicy.

Red, green, and country curries have flavor and fire. But chili power isn't everything. Earthy duck rolls, eggplant with basil and black-bean sauce, and squid with white pepper are marvelous, too. Stir-fries let you choose seasonings and meat, poultry, or seafood. If you seek familiar fare, the excellent pad Thai--studded with egg, chicken, and shrimp--will more than satisfy.
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