Thai food seems to have become a standby for us. When all else fails, we know some warm curry and a few spring rolls can make everything seem cozy and happy, even if the feeling is fleeting. In a city as diverse as ours, there’s no shortage of tiny corner Thai kitchens, opening and closing over the years, feeding the college kids until they move on, closing up shop when the next foodie trend hits the city.
But one of the our long standing favorites has stood the test of time - at least a few years anyway - and remains our Brookline go-to for a reason. Dok Bua Thai Kitchen is one of those restaurants where the menu is too large to really read. Two books - one for descriptions, one for only photos - begin your quest for the perfect meal. It really shouldn’t be so hard. But you also know you’ll love whatever you get. From the sticky rice to the spicy tofu, Dok Bua has had open doors for this long for a reason. Beautiful fish tanks greet you when you enter, and the efficient staff never falter, keeping your water glasses full, your eyes glazed over as food comes rushing from the kitchen. The thing we love best? This is one of the only places open for holidays. Tired of greasy Chinese takeout on Thanksgiving? If you’re like us and often stay in town for days like the upcoming T-Day, take it from us - you can’t find a more welcoming place on an offbeat day when our city shuts down. Everybody else may have, but Dok Bua won’t.
Dok Bua Thai Kitchen [MenuPages]