Thai Village Treats Guests with Friendliness and Flair

By on July 20, 2016

If you are obsessed with Thai Food, like our entire TulsaFood staff is, you will never be disappointed with Thai Village. Especially now that Tulsans can now easily and efficiently order take out through the local app by Order on My Way, enjoying on demand quality and authentic Thai Cuisine in our city has never been more accessible!

This was my first time here and we had only been seated for a few brief minutes when a Thai Iced Tea – a creamy, dreamy concoction – was placed in front of us.

Already I liked this place.

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Paul Her,  Owner of Thai Village Cuisine brought us some of his favorite entrees and while doing so, shared his vision for his restaurant. A former business student, He runs an efficient operation. Using lulls in the day, he keeps his staff busy with preparation and restaurant maintenance so that food, service and ambiance are constantly being monitored. Since his restaurants will celebrate seven years this September, his focused approach clearly works for staff and guests.

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“Most of our staff are family and friends and we work to make sure everybody feels part of the family,” said Her.  “Small things, like ensuring staff gets time off and  shifts aren’t too long make all the difference.”

Thai Village creates extraordinary meals using these same values.   All sauces are made fresh, in house as are the fresh vegetables used throughout the menu.  The traditional ingredients in Thai cuisine – fish sauce, coconut milk and Golden Mountain Soy Sauce – are obtained directly from Thailand in keeping with Thai Village’ commitment to fresh taste.

The menu features an extensive list of entrees that can be created with chicken, beef, pork, shrimp and even other ingredients such as squid.  Served with unlimited white rice, entrees can be customized based upon the diner’s preference.  Thai Village uses a simple scoring system from 1 – 5:  1 being “mild”, 2 is “hot” , 3 is “Thai Hot”, 4 is “Extremely Hot”, while 5 is “Hot as can be made” Admittedly, the latter selections are for the more adventurous diners.

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On our visit, we experienced Sesame Chicken created with lightly breaded chicken in sesame sauce surrounded by crisp broccoli.  A traditional dish, I enjoyed it because of the balanced sweet and savory flavors.  I also enjoyed the portion – large enough for lunch without being overbearing.

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Next, we sampled Pad Thai with fresh rice noodles, bean sprouts, green onion, ground peanut and egg.  Another traditional dish that was mildly seasoned and delicious.  The noodles were cooked to perfection setting off the delicate flavors of the chosen protein – chicken.

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Then, we gave Pad Ped – or as some might know it, “Red Curry” a try.  This entrée features red curry, coconut milk, eggplant, onion, fresh mushroom and bell pepper.  Again, the harmony of seasonings created a dish that was flavorful and enjoyable.

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Finally, Gang Keaw Warn (or Green Curry) was enjoyed.  This quickly became my new favorite dish with its spicy basil, green peas, eggplant, bell pepper, coconut milk and of course, green curry.  Finishing off my Thai Iced Tea, it was the perfect ending to our visit. Just as impressive to me as the menu was the conversation shared with owner Her.  His passion for being in his own business while creating jobs for others is admirable.  When asked if he would share his secret to restaurant success, he quickly responded, “Guests are always #1 and employees are respected for their time and commitment.”

Clearly, in both passion and taste, Thai Village is into something good.

Thai Village

 8102 S Lewis Ave., Suite E.
Tulsa, OK 74137.
918.528-3311

Takeout orders through Order on My Way are happily accepted. 

Monday through Thursday, 11a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday 12 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday 12 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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About The Novel Gardener

"The Novel Gardener", Maurie Traylor, lives, creates, writes, paints, gardens and cooks in Mid-Town Tulsa. Her work has appeared in Oklahoma Gardener, Edible Tulsa Magazine and The Tulsa Literary Review. When not writing or painting, Maurie works with clients in creating meaningful spaces for home and garden. Her inspiration for her creative life stems from her family, namely her grandmother, whose garden and kitchen fed migrant workers and a large family during The Great Depression. Following that example, Maurie begins each day with the question, "What can we create today?"

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