Houston’s serving up Northern and Northeastern Thai Food thanks to Chef PJ Stoops and his latest venture, Foreign Correspondents. The brainchild of the Treadsack group, this latest eatery is in good company with its other Houston favorites like Down House, D&T Drive Inn and Hunky Dory.
While Thai lovers may not find usual menu items like Pad Thai, they’ll be thrilled to explore regional flavors like Khao Soi, a favorite across Northern Thailand made with Burmese curry powder, coconut milk broth with chicken and egg noodles.
Though the family-style menu changes daily, expect items like stir-fried pumpkin with Thai basil, made with pumpkin chunks cooked with scrambled eggs, ground pork and plenty of basil. Fresh from the Gulf, sample the salt-crusted snapper stuffed with herbs and grill over charcoal, served with herbs, veggies, cold rice noodles and special sauce. For dessert set your sites on Jasmine lime shaved ice topped with condensed milk, candied carrots, candied beets, papaya and candied black sesame seeds.
But don’t let the adventurous menu keep you from bringing your kids. A kid-friendly menu offers chili-free and more approachable meals like fried-rice, soup and rice and green papaya salad.
A weekday lunch service is also served Monday-Friday from 11 am.-3 p.m.