The Bang Bang
crispy morning glory salad - deep-fried morning glory topped with shrimp in a spicy house dressing
Perfect balance of sweetness and heat from the dressing, cruchiness from the fried morning glory and freshness from the shrimp.
crying tiger pork - marinated pork with spicy sauce on the side
plaa pear - deep fried red snapper fish fillets with dried coconut and curry sauce topped with crispy basil
pumpkin soft-shell crab - deep fried soft-shell crab in a dry Southern curry with pumpkin
Eat the crab in the middle covered with the curry first, lest you eat soggy flaccid crab.
tamarind tiger prawns - grilled tiger prawns with sweet tamarind sauce
The prawns were slightly overcooked but still solid.
Dave's Hot Chicken
This place is literally in a parking lot in the middle of Thai town with only two tables and about ten chairs. They were a bit disorganized opening up 30 minutes late. I tried both mild and hot, the hot was about a howling ray's medium level, but it didn't have the different flavor notes of howlin ray's, all i tasted was hot. The chicken was moist and juicy with a slight crunch. The kale slaw was surprisingly good, fries were forgettable.
But my biggest issue is their sanitation. They're already cooking in a dirty parking lot so I would think they would be extra careful, but I watched as the main guy preparing everybody's food walks over to adjust the gate and a dirty extension cord they have lying on the ground and without changing gloves goes back to preparing the food. And the guy handling all the money is also touching all the food too. I was hoping to get from the spices not norovirus, thanks.
tenders, fries, kale slaw