36820 review-cousin-recent-uw-graduate-took cousin-recent-uw-graduate-took http://www.thaitom.feedback/review-cousin-recent-uw-graduate-took 8 8 8 0 0 0 My cousin (a recent UW graduate) took me to Thai Tom's for lunch.  It's his favorite Thai restaurant, and he  mentioned that his overseas friends from Southeast Asia always crave it. The restaurant is located on University Ave (or "The Ave") and is literally a hole-in-the-wall.  Folks dining in can squeeze into the few tables, or like us opt for sitting at the bar and watch the show!  A chef with some serious moves is mixing up spices and fires four woks at a time with flames blazing.  His T-shirt reads "My pain is my path."  There's also a dishwasher and prep area nearby. We shared two dishes, both 2-star spiciness (max is five). Tofu Phad See You Again was excellent.  Flat noodles, good wok-breath, and this unusual two-level flavor of being sweet at first, followed by a spicy kick on the aftertaste.  Chicken Pad Thai was also pretty good. It was not as sweet but had a nice peanut sauce. Overall, 4-stars!  I like the fact that everything is cooked to order and is piping hot with full flavors.  Portion-sizes tend to be good enough to share. <p>My cousin (a recent UW graduate) took me to Thai Tom&rsquo;s for lunch.  It&rsquo;s his favorite Thai restaurant, and he  mentioned that his overseas friends from Southeast Asia always crave it. The restaurant is located on University Ave (or &ldquo;The Ave&rdquo;) and is literally a hole-in-the-wall.  Folks dining in can squeeze into the few tables, or like us opt for sitting at the bar and watch the show!  A chef with some serious moves is mixing up spices and fires four woks at a time with flames blazing.  His T-shirt reads &ldquo;My pain is my path.&rdquo;  There&rsquo;s also a dishwasher and prep area nearby. We shared two dishes, both 2-star spiciness (max is five). Tofu Phad See You Again was excellent.  Flat noodles, good wok-breath, and this unusual two-level flavor of being sweet at first, followed by a spicy kick on the aftertaste.  Chicken Pad Thai was also pretty good. It was not as sweet but had a nice peanut sauce. Overall, 4-stars!  I like the fact that everything is cooked to order and is piping hot with full flavors.  Portion-sizes tend to be good enough to share.</p> 2016-07-30T16:43+0000 [{"url":"https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/dotfeedback-images/561cabbf-95fa-4f9a-92d6-ad6551e5f27a","uri":"/review-cousin-recent-uw-graduate-took/attachments/67752","mediaType":"image/jpeg","id":"67752"},{"url":"https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/dotfeedback-images/92f3a195-0ee3-42bf-93c0-0bb67e6096d4","uri":"/review-cousin-recent-uw-graduate-took/attachments/67753","mediaType":"image/jpeg","id":"67753"}]

My cousin (a recent UW graduate) took me to Thai Tom’s for lunch.  It’s his favorite Thai restaurant, and he  mentioned that his overseas friends from Southeast Asia always crave it. The restaurant is located on University Ave (or “The Ave”) and is literally a hole-in-the-wall.  Folks dining in can squeeze into the few tables, or like us opt for sitting at the bar and watch the show!  A chef with some serious moves is mixing up spices and fires four woks at a time with flames blazing.  His T-shirt reads “My pain is my path.”  There’s also a dishwasher and prep area nearby. We shared two dishes, both 2-star spiciness (max is five). Tofu Phad See You Again was excellent.  Flat noodles, good wok-breath, and this unusual two-level flavor of being sweet at first, followed by a spicy kick on the aftertaste.  Chicken Pad Thai was also pretty good. It was not as sweet but had a nice peanut sauce. Overall, 4-stars!  I like the fact that everything is cooked to order and is piping hot with full flavors.  Portion-sizes tend to be good enough to share.