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Moderately priced Thai food
Thai place offers a number of vegan vegetable and tofu dishes, although no fake meat.
Fish sauce or shrimp paste may be of concern in a few dishes - such as the Pad Thai.
If you ask, they often have and are willing to substitute soy milk for regular in their Thai Iced Tea.
on Sep 11 06
(last updated May 16 08)
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I haven't tried a huge variety of stuff at Thai Place, because the 2 dishes I have tried are so good.
The Thai Basil Tofu is delicious - the garlic and basil sauce is strong and spicy and wonderful. When the tofu is gone, I always stir the remaining sauce into my rice so I get every last drop.
The General Tso's tofu is also surprisingly good - the only remarkable sauce I've ever found bearing the name "General Tso's". The tofu is fried very nicely for this dish too, with an interesting coating (I think a little cornmeal is the secret) - great texture to offer meat eaters as an intro to tofu.
The spiciness here is a little higher than other Thai restaurants I've found. Whereas elsewhere I'll get a 5 or 6 spiciness, at Thai Place I'll get a 3 or 4 (on a scale of 1-10).
My only complaint is the portions could be bigger.
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Right on Walnut street in the heart of the Shadyside shopping district, near the intersection with Ivy Street.
The 78C will drop you off almost right in front of Thai Place, but the 71C and 71D, which run much more often, will get you pretty close (Elsworth and Ivy and 5th and Negley, respectively).
$$ - average