Entries from Buffalo Chow tagged with 'Thai'

Orchid Asian Bistro: Kenmore's Nice Japanese + Thai Option

When you hear the words "hotbed of Asian restaurants and shopping," Kenmore probably isn't the first place that comes to mind, but that's changing: a single plaza on Elmwood near Sheridan now hosts T&T Asian Market, the Chinese barbecue shop...

Las Vegas Chow: Lotus of Siam + Thomas Keller's Bouchon

During the week we spent in Las Vegas, we had so many memorable meals - good and bad - that we could easily have filled the entire Buffalo Chow page with articles, but out of respect for readers who mightn't...

Taste of Buffalo 2009 Guide, Pt. 2: Far-Flung Ethnic Foods

With over 220 items on offer at the 2009 Taste of Buffalo, it's easy for even hard-core foodies to find items that they mightn't have tried before. In this second part of a three-part series on some of the many...

Saigon Cafe, A Buffalo Cousin to Two Suburban Viet-Thais

Thank you, reader Amanda, for your simultaneously nice and thought-provoking comment: "if not for you, I never would have ventured out of the city to try sushi at Fuji Grill." Amazing as it is, there still seems to be a...

Thai House, or, On The Ethics of Silence & Muted Criticism

Would you trust a critic who only reviewed restaurants he wanted to praise? What about a person who inflated or deflated ratings based on factors that had nothing to do with the meal or the dining experience? Or one who...

Saigon Bangkok's Seconds: Williamsville's Thai/Vietnamese

Reviewing a restaurant based on its opening night is akin to judging a play based on its final dress rehearsal: no matter how expert the players may be, the jitters and uncertainties of performing before a real audience take a...

San Fran Chow: Trapped in America's Nicest (?) Food Court

To some, the very idea of eating at a food court is repulsive: at most malls, these collections of chain mini-restaurants serve little more than fourth-rate sustenance to keep local workers alive long enough for their next shifts. But there...

San Fran Chow: Our Last Brief Goodbye to Khan Toke Thai

To the extent once-per-year visitors could be considered "regulars" at a given restaurant, we were regular customers at San Francisco's Khan Toke Thai House - an upscale, traditional Thai restaurant located in the Richmond district, quite far from most of...

Anything But Vanilla, Thai Orchid's Unique Dishes Surprise

Unpredictable isn't a word we generally use to describe Thai meals: after 17 years at Thai restaurants - including great ones - and a couple of trips to Thailand, we've felt like we know the cuisine like the back of...

From Asia's Menus, Papaya Crafts Good, Expensive Meals

As we've noted in a prior review, Asian Fusion restaurants - and occasionally their counterparts, Pan-Asian restaurants - confront diners with an initial hurdle. Unless you read a trustworthy review or hear details from friends, it's generally impossible to know...

Ithaca Chow in Three Acts, Part 2 of 3: Big Meals

As hinted at the end of Part 1 of Ithaca Chow, we ate a lot during our weekend trip to Ithaca - probably too much, and not always at the right places. The only surprise was that we chose restaurants...

Southeast Asia, Boxed, in Amherst: Ni Hoowa Supermarket

Once the site of a seriously authentic Chinese restaurant - quite possibly the only one in Amherst to offer "frog's legs with foo chow sauce," "assorted sausage bladder skin," "sweet and sour boneless duck hand," and similarly exotic items -...

Jasmine Thai: Consistently Great Food, With Caveats

Once, in recent memory, Thai restaurants were rare. Then, during the early 1990's, Thai cooking developed ravenous fans as restaurants sprung up in every major city across the United States. Jasmine Thai was Buffalo's first, offering an admirably broad menu...

King and I: A Thai Dynasty, Split, Then Strengthened

The Beatles proved that there was life, and arguably still greatness, after a split-up, but few would rate the cumulative individual efforts of Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr as highly as the catalog they assembled while together. For years, Western...

Saigon Bangkok: Vietnamese & Thai, With Lasting Power

It's possible, and in fact probable, that Saigon Bangkok on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Amherst serves the area's best Vietnamese food, and the fact that it does an almost equally impressive job with Thai food may well explain its continued,...

Sun Garden: Once-Authentic Chinese Food, Delivered

Updated! In late February 2009, Sun Garden changed management and chefs, so we've stripped our original 3.5-star rating and updated this review briefly at the bottom. Though we preserve the text and photography from our original review below for your...

Taste of Thai: Near-Bangkok Quality, On Italian-Heavy Hertel

At one point, Buffalo had a Thai restaurant that we would have put up against any competitor in the world, including the best places we've eaten at in Thailand. That restaurant, The King & I, saw its management and cooking...

Sake Cafe, or, We Can't Wait For This Place to Close

We will admit to having two biases: we expect our food to be delicious, and we prefer it to be authentic - thus, we would have as much of a problem with a fake American restaurant in Tokyo as with...

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