For Authentic Thai Cuisine Don't Miss Lamoon's Thai Restaurant in Clifton!

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One of the things to look for when choosing a restaurant is consistency. Consistency in the quality of the food, the service, and the value of your dining experience. One of my favorite places in Clifton hits it out of the park every single time, on all criteria: Lamoon’s Thai Restaurant on Market Street.

If you haven’t tried Lamoon’s, you need to get it on your list ASAP and if you’re new to Thai cuisine, Lamoon’s is a great place to get your introduction. Lamoon’s is owned and operated by an incredible native Thai chef, aptly named, Lamoon. She is onsite in the kitchen every single day, ensuring that the quality of the food, the freshness of the ingredients, and the ‘service with a smile’ mentality is spot on.

Whether you dine at the bench-style seating area, complete with colorful silk cushion backs, at one of the cozy glass covered tables, or you order online and pick up your dinner to go, Lamoon’s never disappoints.

A family-run business (Lamoon’s daughter, son, and daughter-in-law have all worked at the restaurant at various times), as a BYOB restaurant you can bring in your own bottle of wine to go with your dinner (Riesling is your best choice, to help cut the spiciness of the food). If you’re not into having cocktails, don’t miss the Thai Iced Tea — it’s terrific.

Lamoon’s offers a lunch special Tuesday through Friday from 12:00PM to 3:00PM, with a limited menu assortment all for just $10.95, which includes a soup or salad. A nice way to try out their food for a very reasonable price.

Starters:

Sampler Platter — Listed under ‘Chef’s Picks’ on the menu, this appetizer platter is available in two sizes — a 2-person share, or a 3-person share. It includes Crab Rangoon, Chicken Satay, Spring Rolls, Curry Puffs, Fried Kanoomjeep, and a mini salad, and offers a great introduction to Thai foods for those who may not have tried it before.

Scallion Pancakes - These delicious deep-fried scallion pancakes, served with sweet soya sauce, were a “special of the day” that was so well like by diners, that it became a regular menu option. Very generous portion, so planning on sharing with the table.

Soups:

It’s autumn and that means it’s soup season. Thai soup is definitely unique, whether you try Tom Yum, Tom Ka, or Tofu Soup, each features innovative flavor mixes of lemongrass, or coconut milk, blended with fresh veggies and your choice of proteins — chicken, shrimp, or vegetarian tofu.

Main Courses:

With so many choices from noodles, curries, and stir fries, plus a wide assortment of vegetarian options, there is something for absolutely everyone. Most entrees give you a choice to include chicken, pork, tofu, beef, duck, shrimp, squid, mixed seafood, or vegetables. Here are a few that you should consider trying:

Spicy Drunken Noodles — A classic Thai staple, this delicious dish features stir fried handmade flat rice noodles in a spicy sauce, with egg, onion, fresh basil, carrots, and bell pepper.

Stir Fry with Ginger Sauce — Shredded fresh ginger, with onion, scallion, bell pepper, and black mushrooms, served over rice.

Red or Green Curry — Your choice of red or green chili paste in coconut milk, with carrots, string beans, broccoli, bell pepper, and fresh basil served with jasmine rice.

A word about spice… Thai food by nature is spicy; however, Lamoon and her staff are aware that not everyone likes spicy foods. They will usually ask you how you prefer your meal prepared: mild, medium, spicy or Thai spicy. Thai spicy is VERY spicy, so it is not for the spicy-food timid. If you like a little bit of spice in your food, medium is a safe, and tasty, choice.

Open for lunch, dinner, and take out, check out their website for the full menu www.lamoonsthairestaurant.com

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