ABSOLUTE THAI, Restaurant Review

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  1. Junca
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    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.
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    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).

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    Makes me feel hungry, thanks for the photographs.
     
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    A full bar is available, although I usually get just a soda which is re-filled multiple times during lunch. The one time I ate there on a week-end the Lunch Specials were not available, but a nice selection of tasty Thai is. Unfortunately, the Tom Yom Gai Sub Noodle Soup is only on the Lunch Specials, not the regular menu. Also... there is a regular menu everyday. You don't have to order off the lunch menu and prices are reasonable!

    Located in Chinatown, on the east side of the Verizon Center.

    PS. Check out the cool "wash basin" by the restrooms.

    Photos were taken from phone ... sorry for some of the quality.

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    Okay ... now can anyone tell me how to make my images smaller ?? Thanks [​IMG]
     
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    Sounds like a great restaurant, I usually stay at the Renaissance when in DC, so this will definitely be a option next time I'm in DC.
     

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