Rhong Tiam in Plainsboro is an authentic Thai restaurant located in the shopping center off of Plainsboro road, in the Princeton Meadows Shopping Center, next to the Asian food market and Al Jon's. The restaurant may be small, but the food boasts bold flavors that will transport diners all the way to Thailand. Although Rhong Tiam's menu includes many famous and classic Thai dishes, the chef also highlights traditional Thai flavors in inventive creations that are unique to the restaurant.
For those who are not familiar with Thai food, the menu is broken into categories including rice and noodles, Rhong Tiam classics, and all time classics. Thai food is known for its bold, spicy flavors but for those who can't handle the spice, Rhong Tiam's menu notes which dishes can be prepared mild, medium or hot. They also note which dishes can be made Vegetarian.
Start off with an appetizer like roti canai (a personal favorite), which is an Indian style flat bread served with a chickpea curry dipping sauce, or a Thai classic, like chicken satay served with a sweet and spicy peanut sauce. The menu also offers classic soups, like spicy and sour lemongrass soup, call tom yum , and salads, like som tum, also known as papaya salad, which are great as starters as well.
As far as entrees go, Rhong Tiam's menu is quite extensive. Try one of their rice or noodle dishes like their green curry fried rice or Thailand's most famous dish, Pad Thai. Or, try one of Rhong Tiam's inventive menu items like southern style chicken or the Thai crispy basil duck served with peppers and onion in a unique basil sauce.
Rhong Tiam also offers classic Thai beverages, like Thai iced tea as well as Thai desserts, like mango and sticky rice.
Rhong Tiam's menu is available for dine-in and takeout.