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#1 bwolff

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 11:35 AM

Enjoyed a very good meal at Farmhouse.  Hip Hop videos on website aside, decor in main room with a large communal table was Spartan, but stacks of Siam posters against wall hinted at more color in the future.  Dining rooms off main room had clean bauhaus look.  Noise level was comfortable and service was prompt and friendly.

 

We had:

"Mieng Kum Kung" (9.95) Crispy crusted tiger prawns, leafy green wrapped with a zesty mixture of lime, ginger, onion, roasted coconut & peanuts w/Tamarind sauce.  I liked this a lot.  Crust was crunchy, and prawns were plump and moist. The wrap demonstrated what I like about Thai food, bursts of flavor that are distinguishable.

 

Crispy Calamari  (9.5)Curry Battered Monterrey squid, spicy pepper, cilantro lime sauce. Not much to comment on here. Calamari was tender, curry in batter did not especially stand out.  The cilantro/lime sauce was different and a good addition.

 

Papaya Salad (9.75) Spicy hand shredded garlic, fresh chili, cherry tomato, Thai long beans. Dressing choices classic (dried shrimp and peanuts). Crab, fermented fish, or prawns are available proteins.  A good version of an old standby.

 

Pad Chinese Broccoli (9.5) Thai basil, garlic, fresh chili. We added crispy pork belly for protein, chicken, pork, beef, prawns, seafood available options.  Very tasty, with some of the pork belly dice "over crisped" which detracted from texture, but taste was on point.

 

Summary, a really excellent addition to Portland's Thai food scene. Dishes maintain the Kaleidoscope of flavors of the best Thai food, salty, spicy, sour, sweet without veerring into the muddle of flavors so common at more run of the mill restaurants.