Good, authentic Thai food is not always easy to find. However, Thai Kitchen III, located in a strip mall off of route 206 in Hillsborough, cooks both authentic Thai favorites as well as restaurant specials that incorporate traditional Thai flavors with a unique twist. The restaurant may be small, but the food packs big flavor.
If you’ve never tried Thai food before, Thai Kitchen III is a good place to start out, because you can control the spice added. As you place your order, your server will ask you to choose a level from 1 to 5, 5 being the spiciest. Many of the curries, like gang kiew wan (green curry), are naturally already very spicy, so if you are new to Thai food you may want to stick with level one or two.
The menu at Thai Kitchen is extensive and includes many classic Thai dishes. A few of the classics that the restaurant does exceptionally well include the gang kiew wan (green curry), khao pad gai (chicken fried rice), pad see eue (broad flat noodle dish), and tom yum goong, which is a spicy Thai soup flavored with lemon grass and served with shrimp. They also specialize in unique dishes like their ped Chiangmai (roasted duck) and koong phukit, which is a shrimp dish sautéed in a flavorful curry sauce with vegetables. For seafood lovers, Thai Kitchen offers a variety of delicious dishes that incorporate fresh seafood with traditional Thai flavors like lemongrass, chili, Thai basil and curry paste. Many of their appetizers are delicious as well, like their curry puff, chicken sataes or todd munn gai, which are fried chicken cakes.
For the sweet tooth, try a Thai iced tea and one of their delicious desserts. Some of their desserts include coconut crème brulee and fried ice cream, which is always a favorite. For something a little different, try the mangoes and sticky rice, a traditional Thai favorite. The rice is sweetened with condensed milk and when mangoes are in season, it’s a delicious way to end your meal on a sweet note.
Thai Kitchen has locations in both Bridgewater and Hillsborough. They are open for both lunch and dinner, as well as take out. Click here for a list of locations and hours.