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Kitchen duo serves up tasty Thai and Cambodian dishes

Original post made on Jan 9, 2013

On Mountain View's stretch of El Camino Real between Shoreline Boulevard and El Monte Avenue, things change yet the area remains the same, a hodgepodge. Good news: Now we have Tommy Thai.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, January 4, 2013, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Max Hauser
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 9, 2013 at 4:31 pm

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Thanks for an in-depth review of this delightful restaurant. After several visits I'm impressed with the exuberant use of fresh vegetables and the different, Cambodian slant of some of the menu. Cambodia has a far older culture and cuisine than Thailand, and you can see its influence at TT, even in some versions of standard Thai dishes, incorporating non-Thai touches like clever use of black pepper.

In a region with many Thai restaurants (often actually with Vietnamese cooks or owners), Tommy Thai is not simply another Thai restaurant, and is worthwhile even just for its Cambodian specialties.

It's a place for good values too in my experience. As noted above, lunch specials were $7 -- rice actually INCLUDED, during most of 2012 (unless you ordered the brown rice option), per menu copy I have at hand. It's among several notable MV restaurants that offered good under-$8 lunches at that time (most of them unfortunately omitted from the Voice's August 10, 2012 dining article on that subject).

Currently Tommy Thai's lunch specials have risen to $9, including rice, but remain good values I think.