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08 Dec 2012

The Indy Endorsement: Thai Kitchen's Beef Salad

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Mmm. Thai goodness! Mmm. Thai goodness!

What: Yum nua (Thai beef salad)

Where: Thai Kitchen, 67555 E Palm Canyon Drive, No. A105, Cathedral City

How much: $9.95

Contact info: 321-8424

Why: Because it provides a nice combination of flavors, textures and temperatures—with just the right amount of kick!

I've been pretty narrow-minded about Thai food in the past; pad Thai and fried rice have been my normal go-to dishes when dining at Thai restaurants.

Recently, I've been trying to manage my weight and make better choices about what I eat—and I figured that Thai restaurants would be off my list entirely. However, my best friend suggested that I try a Thai beef salad, and I've become quite attached to them.

On a recent visit to Thai Kitchen in Cathedral City, I ordered the Thai beef salad you see pictured above. It was not a huge portion, but it was quite enough for lunch. It's a wonderful combination of warm grilled beef and onions, combined with the cool lettuce and tomatoes, all wrapped up in a spicy, vinegar-based Thai dressing.

There are a veritable ton of Thai joints in the valley—but if you're looking for a tasty Thai beef salad, stop in at Thai Kitchen on your next jaunt down Highway 111.

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