Thai Avenue

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Review: Orange County’s 10 best Thai restaurants for takeout and delivery

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • May 7, 2020

://street-thai-cafe.business.site Takeout yum woon sen from Street Thai in Huntington Beach (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, Orange County Register/SCNG) Thai Avenue You simply won’t find better tom yum anywhere in California — maybe not in the whole country

Mondays. 10130 Garden Grove Blvd., Garden Grove, 657-233-5859, thaiavenuerestaurants.com Pad Thai with grilled freshwater prawn at Thai Avenue in Garden Grove (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, Orange County Register/SCNG) Thai & Laos Market This small grocery

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OC’s Best Places to Eat 2020: And the Restaurant of the Year is…

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • October 16, 2020

in a year’s worth of dining that impacted me the most. It’s a very personal selection this year because there has been one restaurant, above the many others, that has kept me nourished throughout the pandemic: Thai Avenue in Garden Grove. I won’t

forget that Tuesday night in March when breaking news of the shutdown interrupted my radio program in the car. I was driving along Brookhurst en route to Thai Avenue to pick up dinner. The streets were deserted because people had already begun to self

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Where to eat in Orange County in 2020: A guide to the best places

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • October 6, 2020

the truly peerless tom yum with freshwater prawns at Thai Avenue in Garden Grove. But also a wide range of kabobs, dumplings, ramen, pizza and so much more. This certainly wasn’t the ideal year to open a new restaurant. Nonetheless, a handful of

Top 5 Thai restaurants: OC’s Best Places to Eat 2020

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • October 14, 2020

aren’t the only five Thai restaurants in O.C., they are uniquely the best. 1. Thai Avenue You simply won’t find better tom yum anywhere in California — maybe in the whole country — than what they serve at this seafood-centric Thai restaurant in Garden

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Review: 10 great Orange County dishes still available during the coronavirus pandemic

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • March 20, 2020

10 of my favorite foods in Orange County that are still available during the apocalypse. Keep in mind, all of this could change at a moment’s notice if mandates change or if the restaurants just decide it’s not working. Tom yum from Thai Avenue No

other Thai restaurant in California makes better tom yum than the siblings who run Thai Avenue. They make several different versions, but the best is the one that involves large freshwater prawns, which are split in half and cooked with their heads and

Best thing I ate: Finally, this is how Thai curry is meant to be made

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • June 12, 2019

The first time I wrote about Thai Avenue in Garden Grove, I said they didn’t serve curries. They didn’t, one of the owners told me, because they wanted to serve the food they eat at home, and they don’t eat curries at home.  I love Thai curries as

cooking in order to retain their crunchy texture. This is the way Thai curries are meant to be made, yet hardly anyone else is doing it this way locally.  Thai Avenue Where: 10130 Garden Grove Blvd., Garden Grove When: Lunch and dinner daily Cost: $10

The top 10 places for cheap eats in Orange County for 2019

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • August 22, 2019

about everything on the menu rings in under $25, even the beautiful lamb chops. The grilled octopus is unusually good, as are the chicken kabobs and the pastitsio (Greece’s answer to lasagna). Thai Avenue 10130 Garden Grove Blvd., Garden Grove, 657-233

-5859, thai-avenue-thai-restaurant.business.site The best tom yum in California costs $21, and it’s worth it. But you needn’t splurge on that to enjoy a perfectly affordable meal at Thai Avenue. The pad se ew is textbook. The sour pork sausage is the

Best of 2018: These are the Top 10 new restaurants of the year

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • December 27, 2018

in Buena Park. (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, Orange County Register/SCNG) 9. Thai Avenue. You won’t be able to eat tom yum anywhere else after trying Thai Avenue’s tom yum koong with freshwater prawns. Pay attention because they make two different

this unassuming little cafe despite the nightmarishly overcrowded parking lot and road rage it inspires. Tip: Parking is easiest on Mondays. 10130 Garden Grove Blvd., Garden Grove, 657-233-5859, thai-avenue-thai-restaurant.business.site Tom yum soup

Where to eat in Orange County in 2019: A map of the 75 Best Places

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • May 3, 2019

of dining experiences that I mentally compare with the countless memories of meals past, both locally and around the world. I continue to find flashes of perfection all over the place: the tom yum at Thai Avenue in Garden Grove, the sangrita at Solita

Best thing I ate: Critic Brad A. Johnson’s 20 best dishes of 2018

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • December 19, 2018

Brad A. Johnson, Orange County Register/SCNG) 3. Freshwater prawn tom yum at Thai Avenue. Nobody in California makes better tom yum ($26) than the owners of this cafe who hail from a small fishing village on the Gulf of Thailand. Their shrimp are bigger

, fatter and meatier than anyone else’s, cooked with their heads and tails intact. This is seriously phenomenal soup. 10130 Garden Grove Blvd., Garden Grove, 657-233-5859, thai-avenue-thai-restaurant.business.site Tom yum soup with large freshwater prawns