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Chedi Thai spices up menu

Chedi Thai’s new appetizers.
Chedi Thai’s new appetizers.

Chedi Thai Bistro at 737 Pearl St. added happy hour specials and new menu items to its great lineup of good food at affordable prices.

From 5 to 7 p.m. daily, they are offering $3 beer, $4 appetizers and $5 wine.

“People keep coming back for our angel wings and shrimp sarong,” said Thawee Techathamnukool, who owns the restaurant with his wife Sutharin Pia Kampuntip, who is the executive chef. They are two of the newer appetizer items, along with Golden Triangle and the Taro Pancake.

The couple prides themselves on representing Thai culture and food in a contemporary, home-cooked way. Among the many things distinguishing Thai cuisine is its variety. Techathamnukool noted, “It covers everything from the very simple to the very sophisticated, soups or stir-fry dishes all the way to something that takes hours to prepare and has several flavors.”

He encourages customers to mix and match and share from the wide range of selections that include traditional wok, curry and noodle dishes and a selection of vegetarian offerings.

Try the green papaya salad or shrimp lemongrass soup. For your main course, pick Red Snapper or their Grilled Pork Chop with Thai herb. Another favorite is New Zealand Rack of Lamb, which is stewed and served with a Massaman curry sauce.

Techathamnukool says their food is “generally not as expensive as most people think,” he added, noting that “many diners say this to us on their first visit.”

With a prix-fixed lunch menu that includes two appetizers and a main dish available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. they draw a regular crowd looking for a tasty but timely mid-day meal.

And each month they add new specials and even occasional ones as well. Sign up for mailing list at www.chedithaibistro.com to get a 20 percent discount on your next visit.

Call (858) 551-8424.