Thai House Restaurant
187 Telegraph Rd
Mon-Sat 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sun Noon - 9:00 PM
Thai House is a small restaurant tucked into a strip mall. When you first arrive, you notice the traditional Thai art on the walls; manuscript style paintings, and wood carvings of traditional Thai dancers. There are several small tables, easily moved together for larger groups, and a row of comfortable booths on the left. Thai House has been featured in Best of the Northwest Guides for several years, and the award plaques are featured on one wall next to a very positive Bellingham Herald review.
We were greeted and shown to a booth within seconds of arriving. The menu has the basic dishes you'd expect for a Thai restaurant, including a number of House specialties. There's also a chalkboard at the front that's always worth checking for the daily lunch and dinner specials. They have a wide selection of bottled beer ranging domestics to Sapporo and Tsing Tao, as well as a reasonable selection of wines from California, and Plum wine. My companion ordered Saki, and I decided to try the Plum wine. The plum wine was pleasantly sweet, and just barely on the dry side; it was the perfect complement to the spicy dishes. The Saki arrived heated; a pleasant surprise since most places don't take the trouble to serve it warm. We started with an order of crisp-fried spring rolls, accompanied by a garnish of sprouts and a small dish of sweet and spicy plum sauce; I commented on the delicate flavor sauce and our food server told us that all the sauces, soups, and even the salad dressing were made at the restaurant.
We were asked how spicy we wanted our dishes, an important step. Our entrees were preceded by a small house salad with a fabulous homemade dressing. The Pad Thai with beef was made with fresh noodles and tender beef. The Massamun curry had whole peanuts as well as tender chicken and potatoes; unlike many restaurants the curry was a blend of flavors rather than dominated by either coconut milk or chili. Dessert was amazing homemade coconut ice cream with chunks of fresh coconut in the ice cream.
Take Meridian Street to Telegraph Road. The restaurant is located on the strip mall on Telegraph. Look for the Dennys. Thai House is a bit hard to see since it's tucked into the back.
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