Thai Tradition Revisited

Thai Tradition

It’s been a while since I last stopped by Thai Tradition, located in Carriage Parkway. The restaurant in east Wichita is one of the older Thai restaurants in town, and some consider to be the bar for Thai food in town. It was time to do a revisited review to see if it’s stood the test of time.

650 N Carriage Pkwy, Wichita, KS 67208

Monday – Friday: 11am – 9:30pm
Saturday: Noon – 9:30pm
Closed on Sunday

Cash/Card Accepted

I brought my mother into Thai Tradition for lunch and the place was busy. It was cool to see the restaurant still packed over lunchtime.

Our lunch started with a complimentary bowl of hot & sour soup. It wasn’t really that spicy, but it was oddly bitter. My mother took a sip and gave me a strange look. It wasn’t unbearably bitter, but it certainly wasn’t all that pleasant in flavor.

For our main entrées at Thai Tradition, we had the pad thai and fresh basil dish.

Both were mild in flavor. Not bland, but certainly could have used something to turn it up a bit.

I had the fresh basil dish and it was rather dry and underwhelming. While it was a nice portion size, the meal didn’t do it for me. It was missing something; whether that was the spice level, a condiment, more sauce, anything would have helped. My mother felt the same way about her dish; thought the noodles were overcooked and just wasn’t impressed with her meal.

We had absolutely no issues with the service, our drinks were always refilled. It was more so the food that left us craving something more.

There are plenty of Thai options in Wichita, many good ones in fact. And it feels like many of them have surpassed Thai Tradition.

Here’s their menu:

Happy Dining,

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2 thoughts on “Thai Tradition Revisited”

  1. I agree with Eddy that the flavor was one dimensional. I also found the service lacking. If you want flavor go to Bann Thai. It may be slow as Tui is the only cook and sometimes there is no waitress, but I can’t go a week without eating there. Layer of Thai flavor and….if you ask for it…all the heat you want!

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