One of the first things I noticed about Banh Town was its open storefront and cozy setting. We arrived just after doors opened for lunch. There were guests seated and pick up orders were already being brought up. That's always an excellent sign.
Of the cuisines I love, Thai food is one that I can never get enough of. We've all been to Thai restaurants with multi-colored curries, pad thai with ketchup, and dangerously unpredictable "star" rating systems. While I have no complaints picking my curry color of the week, it's refreshing to see a menu that breaks the cookie-cutter nature of many restaurants. While Manao Thai offers their street food renditions of simple dishes we're all familiar with, such as phad thai and phad see ew, the menu also presents a variety of other traditional Thai dishes new to us.