View attachment 365 Absolute Thai in Washington DC A new favorite Thai restaurant in Chinatown. Well, I use the term “new” loosely as I think it has been here for well over a year. I watched as the previous restaurant went out of business and the building was renovated, and was pleasantly surprised on my first visit. I love these old buildings being fixed up. It is not very large, a long and narrow restaurant, but it is nice atmosphere and is very pleasant between 1130-1200pm, before the heavier lunch crowd arrives. As it’s very close to work and we go there every few weeks for lunch. During the winter I have been sticking to one fav dish: Tom Yum Gai Sub Noodle Soup Thin noodles, minced chicken, bean sprouts, green beans in spicy lime broth. Topped with crushed peanuts & crispy chicken wontons, served in a clay pot. Also served with a veggie spring roll. The soup is a wonderfully spicy (although the hotness can vary a bit) noodle soup with tasty chicken meatballs. It’s just irresistible in the winter. I can’t even finish the bowl, although I come close if really hungy (or really aggravated from work).