For inspired Thai cuisine — with the emphasis placed on dishes prepared with aromatic spices — you’ll want to visit Lemon Leaf Thai Restaurant in Smithtown, soon! How can you not at this utterly low cost? From its fried noodles and steamed dumplings to its grilled meat and sautéed seafood, Lemon Leaf has stellar fare featured on its lunch and dinner menus to please every palette.
However you choose to begin your meal here, with soup, salad and/or appetizers, the choices offered are plentiful. Try the popular Som Tam Esan, a Thai green papaya salad mixed with string beans, tomatoes, chili, lime juice and ground peanuts, or the Poh Taek, a seafood soup with shrimp, calamari and glass noodles. And for an appetizer, the Po Pia spring rolls wrapped with bamboo shoots, cabbage, carrot and beanthreas with Thai sweet and sour sauce, is a big hit among patrons. The Curry Samosa, deep fried samosa filled with potato, onion, carrot, mushroom and curry powder is another favorite.
Thai food is known for its noodles — clear, rice and egg, to a name a few — and the flavorful ways it’s prepared. You can order the traditional Pad Thai, stir-fried Thai noodles with baby shrimp, egg, bean sprouts, and dry tofu topped with ground peanuts; or the Pahd Wooson, pan-fried clear noodles with shrimp, shitake mushrooms, tomatoes and vegetable. Vegetarians can also delight in the many meals, including the Tao Hu Hor dish, stuffed bean curd sheet with shitake mushroom, bamboo shoot and tofu served on a bed of spinach with basil and black bean sauce.
For entrées with meat, try the Mango Chicken, which is prepared with mango, red onions, pepper, sweet pea pod and sweet and sour sauce; the Nuer Pahd Nam Mun Hoey, sautéed sliced beef or chicken with mushrooms, scallions, ginger with black bean over a bed of spinach; or the Moo Yang Ta Krai, grilled thin sliced of pork chops marinated with lemongrass, galangal, garlic and lime juice. The Pla Lard Prik, a whole fried crispy snapper prepared with chili, garlic and tamarind, is among the many succulent seafood dishes.
Don’t forget to end you meal with a sweet treat. The Fried Banana, topped with honey and sesame seeds, and Thai Coconut Cake are absolutely heavenly.
With this irresistible deal, there’s no need to wait another minute to satiate your hunger for the very best in Thai food that can be found every day at the Lemon Leaf!