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Hi, everyone. A couple of friends of mine want to have dinner in Elmhurst on Monday. One of them goes to Coco all the time but wants to go to another place, and the other one proposed Eim Khao Mun Kai, but they serve only Hainanese chicken rice and I'm on a low-carb diet, so though I could cheat a little, a specifically rice dinner is a little much for me right now.

Do you have any favorite places in Elmhurst, with a preference for places that have some good vegetable dishes or sides, among other dishes?

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Ayada. Always a good meal.

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Good thought, thanks.

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I don't think I've ever been to Ayada before. Do you have some favorite dishes there?

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Looks like we've settled on Boon Chu. One of my friends says he got raw food at Ayada. Probably a freak occurrence, but I can understand how that could be off-putting.

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I really have no idea. Boon Chu was totally unexceptional.


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Somtum Der in the EV makes a raw shrimp dish that is awesome...  On the less spicy side, I also really enjoy getting sweet shrimp (raw) in sushi form too....

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I don't really like raw shrimp, but I know it's traditional.

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There's also the possibility of a dish I've had at Ayada that almost looks and feels raw, though it's not...one of the northern Thai sausage dishes, I believe it was. E-Sarn, or sour sausage. Very loose, delicious, but texturally, ummmm, interesting.

 

Sorry I didn't get back to you before you went - I'm sure, @Pan if you go to Ayada, you'll be happy.

 

I personally enjoy the salads (crispy catfish), the soups, the curries...

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@weinoo interesting. I don't think I've seen a loose fermented saysage before.

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Thai style nduja?

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I'm familiar with the dish you're describing. I think I had it at Chao Thai at some point, or if not, somewhere else.

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12 hours ago, cdh said:

Thai style nduja?

Well, that's spreadable, so not exactly that loose.

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