Once discovering Thai food in Worcester, it can be very difficult to stray from the alluring flavor of the Pad Thai. Between the noodles, chicken, and shrimp it is notably a staple of Thai. Escaping Worcester briefly tonight, a few yards into Shrewsbury, I found myself at The Thai Place (yes, the name is pretty straightforward) being tempted by something other than the pad thai—the Imperial Lamb. Besides being a great cut of lamb (with bone), the seasoning and grilling—combined with the standard “no thrills” steamed thai veggies—came together perfectly to offer a suitable alternative to the pad thai. Moral of the story: if you stray from the known enough times, at least one of those times you’ll find a suitable alternative.
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Originally published: November 23, 2010