Dependable and consistent, this neighborhood standby is the kind of friendly mom-and-pop spot that attracts Fort Worth visitors like Harrison Ford, who comes to town for helicopter training. The host is likely to remember your name after you’ve been in a couple of times. Order this to go: Tangy and just spicy enough to be intriguing, tom kha brings together sliced mushrooms, tomato, galangal, and lemongrass in a lime-infused coconut broth that’s best with slices of tender chicken breast. Cool, smooth spring rolls, bound inside rice paper with big pieces of shrimp and crunchy veggies, are foolproof; you’ll be glad if you request extra peanut sauce. Basil sings in the pad kee mao (also called drunken noodles), with bell peppers, tomato, chiles, and fat, flat rice noodles. Among curry choices, tops is the green option, with zucchini, bamboo shoots, and tender pork. Pro tip: Lunch specials are plentiful and easy on the wallet, with soup included.
Note: Review reflects COVID-19 protocols in place at the time of visit.
City: Fort Worth
Drinks: No bar