100 Favorite Dishes

Thai Noodle Soup from RedThai: 100 Favorite Dishes

Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing some of our favorite food folks' "Personal Best" lists. This year we're bringing back our list of 100 Favorite Dishes. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email [email protected]

70. Thai Noodle Soup from RedThai

See also: Johnny Chu's RedThai Southeast Asian Kitchen Turns Up the Spice in Sunnyslope

Those who've been eating in the Valley for the last decade or so will likely be familiar with chef Johnny Chu. Since 1998 he's opened (and closed) a collection of Asian and Asian fusion restaurants in Downtown Phoenix, Chandler, Tempe, and beyond.

Chu's most recent restaurant arrived on the scene earlier this year in the form of RedThai, a pan-Asian restaurant that offers a menu with a smattering of Thai cuisine favorites. Like Sochu House and Sens in the past, it's a sleek space with modern design and a sultry style.

Our favorite from the menu is the Thai Noodle Soup, a spicy dish made with a light lemongrass broth. Clear rice noodles are interspersed with sliced rib eye, noodles, onions, garlic, scallions, and cilantro to provide a filling and flavor-packed lunch that won't break your budget. The heat is just enough to keep your interest as you slurp down every last noodle -- without leaving you in pain by the time you're done.

Miss a dish?

100. Pork Belly Pastrami from Citizen Public House

99. French Onion Soup from Bonjour Vietnam

98. Whiskey Cream Gelato from Marrazo That's Amore

97. Breakfast Croissant from Cartel Coffee Lab

96. Salmon "Yasu Style" at Yasu Sushi Bistro

95. Cannoli from DeFalco's Italian Deli

94. Falafel Sandwich from Al-Hana Restaurant

93. PBLT at Bootleggers

92. Samosa from Little India

91. Combo Plate from El Pollo Supremo

90. Brunch Burger from Orange Table

89. Duck Fat Fries from Bourbon Steak

88. Kurobuta Pork Chop from Noca

87. Carne Adovada Enchiladas from Los Dos Molinos

86. Maple Bacon Doughnut from Rainbow Donuts

85. Pad Khing from Nunthaporn's Thai Cuisine

84. Mariscos con Arroz from Tumi Fine Peruvian Cuisine

83. Chicago Dog from Portillo's Hot Dogs

82. Lemon Bars from Phoenix Public Market Cafe

81. Preserved Pickle and Pork Noodle Soup from Asian Cafe Express

80. Maine Lobster Roll from The Maine Lobster Lady

79. Lengua Tacos from Asadero Norte de Sonora

78. Black Licorice from Super Chunk Sweets and Treats

77. Cracker Jack from House of Tricks

76. Chicken Achari Curry from Curry Corner

75. Lavender Berry Lemonade Popsicle from AZ Pops

74. Truffle Bikini from The Tavern

73. Lemon and Basil Chicken Salad Sandwich from Essence Bakery Cafe

72. Oaxaca Special Burro from Carolina's

71. Texas Po' Boy from Texas BBQ House

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