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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
70. Thai Noodle Soup from RedThai
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.
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