It’s crazy where lunch can lead you sometimes. I stopped by one restaurant who was supposed to be open and they were closed; then went to a second restaurant for a particular dish and they didn’t have the items for it that day. I decided to play it safe for my third option and swing by a restaurant I haven’t been to in a few months, Thai House. It’s one of the ICT 100 restaurants and never lets me down.
969 N West St, Wichita, Kansas 67203
Tuesday – Friday: 11am – 8pm
Saturday: 11am – 4pm
Closed on Sunday & Monday
The tiny space on West Street used to offer seating, but they have since changed to carryout only.
I always go with a soup on my visit and went with the Thom Yum Kai and was feeling the Pa-Naeng with beef. If you’ve never had their Pa-Naeng, it’s a Thai pa-naeng curry paste and sweet basil in coconut milk.
Anything Thom Yung is a delicious starter at Thai House. If you love all the flavor profiles from spicy, sour, savory, and “crack-like addictive” (is that a thing?), then this is a soup you have to order. The Pa-Naeng was just as delicious. It was sweet, yet salty, and was just a blast of flavors that kept you coming back for more. I wish my to-go container was drowning in the sauce because I would have slurped all of it up with no regrets.
In a city full of great Thai options, Thai House is easily towards the top.
Here’s their menu:
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