Cheap Eats 2013: Sugar Palm Thai

Quick reviews of ethnic cuisines you can experience for less than $25 a person, tax and tip included.
Curries—such as this rich green version with chicken and eggplant—are the thing at Sugar Palm Thai. Photographs by Scott Suchman.
Curries—such as this rich green version with chicken and eggplant—are the thing at Sugar Palm Thai. Photographs by Scott Suchman.

The gracious servers smile like it’s Disneyland at this sliver of a restaurant, done up in sunset-hued paint. But don’t think they’ll baby your palate. There’s a pleasant fire to many dishes, from a lime-soaked pork salad to Sriracha-and-honey-glazed wings to a rich duck with red curry, one of many good curries. Rice dishes stand out—the ka prao fried rice, laced with basil and chilies, tastes like hawker-stall fare at its finest.

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