What do you do when you find a Thai Restaurant in your new town that resembles the one from your hometown? I mean, what else CAN you do? I was going through Yelp yesterday morning, searching for a restaurant that had a quick take-out since my dad recently came to visit and wanted to relax at home. What I did not expect to find was a place that would bring a rush of nostalgia. And yes, we decided to dine-in.
Original Thai BBQ
2680 S Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Thai Original BBQ is located in a more questionable part of Las Vegas. However, that should not stop you from experiencing their amazing food and customer service! Even with only one waitress and one busser, they were able to provide exceptional service that was on par with some of the restaurants on the Strip.
Now, let me tell you what I got:
Chicken Pad Thai
You get the choice of adding pork, chicken, or shrimp. I decided to go with the chicken and it did not disappoint! The dish was wonderful. It was flavorful but not overwhelming. You can probably tell by the picture but the portions are decently sized!
BBQ Spare Ribs with Fried Rice
I apologize for the terrible picture but no photograph can properly illustrate how amazing the spare ribs tasted. I’ve heard people talk about meat that would fall off the bone but I’ve never experienced it until eating at this restaurant. The skin was burnt enough to make it crispy on the outside but still chewy and tender on the inside. On the side, the spare ribs were paired with their fried rice that simply complimented the savory ribs.
Overall, the meal was pretty good! During our time there, I did notice a good handful of people picking up their take-out. I’ll definitely be trying that next time!