Sep 07, 2016 10:39AM
● By Ashley Pape
Southlake isn’t at the epicenter of Thai cuisine in North Texas, but Thailicious wants to challenge that. The popular Fort Worth restaurant that has been declared the best Thai food by Fort Worth Weekly in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016 aims to impress at its new Southlake location—and not just with flavorful, authentic food. Thailicious boasts topnotch décor and service, too. It’s upscale but charmingly unpretentious. You could just as easily enjoy a business lunch as you would a family dinner here.
Thailicious offers an abundance of joy-inducing dishes in more-than-generous serving sizes. We can confidently say you’ll leave full and satisfied—emphasis on the full. The menu is categorized into classic dishes, chef’s specials, curries and fried rice, making it easy to pick an old favorite or try something new.
As a starter, our party enjoyed crispy egg rolls stuffed with seasoned pork and cabbage. If you’re a fan of peanut sauce, the summer rolls are served fresh with a nice balance of zing and flavor. Craving curry? We recommend the Panang, garnished with red bell peppers and sprigs of basil, or the Massaman, a mouthwatering blend of spices, avocadoes, potatoes and cashews in coconut milk. The aromas of cardamom and turmeric in the yellow curry will take your taste buds for a ride. If noodles are more your style, the Pad Thai and Pad See Ew hit the spot.
For those feeling extra ambitious, open your palate to the Wild Bangkok, voted Fort Worth Weekly critic’s choice Best Spicy Dish of 2014. In addition to the spice, you’ll savor sautéed bamboo shoots, baby corn, ginger key, bell pepper and fresh basil. If you want to embrace all the spicy flavors of Thailand, this is one to try.
Fall means soup season is officially here, and Thailicious assuredly serves some of the best in town. Warm yourself with a bowl or hot pot of Tom Kha (coconut shrimp with mushroom, cilantro and other mouthwatering additions) or the Tom Sab E-Sarn (crispy fish in spicy and sour soup with Thai herbs) among other tempting selections. There’s a reason Thailicious calls them feel-good soups.
For dessert, end your belly-filling meal with the fresh mango and sweet sticky rice. The juicy mango will cool down your taste buds after experiencing some out-of-this-world spiciness. Whether you’re in the mood for Pad Thai, Rad Nah or other classic Thai dishes, Thailicious is a treasure. Venture away from the usual and experience a taste of Thailand without ever leaving the bubble.