Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Thip's Kitchen Lowell

The owner of the famous SE Asian Restaurant in Lowell is back with Thip's Kitchen in Lowell that serves breakfast and lunch Mon-Fri.

They are located inside the museum with only a small sign at the entrance on Denton Street. There is off street free parking. The museum isn't that hard to find, take the last exit ramp off the Lowell Connector and you are on Dutton Street. A couple of traffic lights later, they are on the left and you are on the right.

A very pleasant dining area that was spotless with waitress service and you can see the buffet in the back. I must say that the buffet was a bargain at $7.95. They also have a normal lunch menu with very reasonable prices.

The first trip to the buffet yielded Phat Prig Bai Grapao T-3 (Ground Chicken with Basil), Phad Nuer Gratium L-3 (Beef with Hot Basil Leaves). See below for the spiciness explanation. Both were excellent and very tasty with a rich and complex flavor and seriously spicy. I can take the T-3 but the L-3 was borderline too hot. The fried rice next was nice and light. Nam Prig Ong T-2 (Chicken in Tomatoes) was super tasty and just a little bit spicy. That could be due to me having tasted the really hot stuff first. I skipped the Massaman Curry since it was just carrots and tomatoes and I also skipped the Butter Chicken I-2 since I wanted to concentrate on the Laos and Thai stuff. Pork with Ginger was very pleasant and a mild dish. The Thai spring roll L-1? was just OK and my least favorite. The Chicken Dumpling L-0, on the other hand, was excellent, super thin crispy wrapper and really tasty filling with a hint of heat. The Crab Rangoon was tasty and had a good amount of (fake) crab inside,

The second trip yielded much the same with the addition of the Pad Thai. The Pad Thai was nicely seasoned but was just a plain Pad Thai.

They had a nice little sign explaining the heat level and the L-3 wasn't joking. Everything on the buffet was hot (temperature wise) and fresh and the service was very pleasant and was the environment.

China Star is literally three minutes away, so I had to stop for some Roasted Pork Belly ($9.75/Lbs).

Address 491 Dutton Street, Lowell, MA 01854 
Phone number (978) 237-5130

Thip's Kitchen Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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