by Nicki Wood
Look at the mound of pad thai—it looked like too much food, but it was surprisingly light and sooo good. Pops finished it off.
I was so torn between pad woonsen and lettuce wraps. In a game-time decision, I got pad woonsen, a steaming hot, well-made heap of Thai satisfaction, wafting garlic in every direction.
Still, I couldn't ignore the lure of the lettuce wraps and returned to try them a few days later.
Another stroke of genius: send it out with rice, so diners can opt for a fork meal, or use the lettucec leaves for a carb-free wrap meal.
In fact it was all pretty well-thought-out but for one aspect: romaine lettuce. With the big rib in the center, it doesn't wrap as well as soft leaf lettuces or butter lettuce.