City folk tend to be passionate about their preferred Asian takeout establishment. This city girl is no different, and Thaitanic has my vote for best Thai carryout.
Sadly, the competition isn’t that stiff. I often lament the lack of quick, affordable, and healthy take-out and delivery in this city. It’s true, D.C. is no New York when it comes to fast food at all hours of the night. However, Thaitanic is an exception. While the prices aren’t phenomenal, it’s still more affordable than most good D.C. cuisine. The food is delicious and well-prepared, and the lunch specials are easiest on the wallet.
I often find myself craving the papaya salad ($7.95), made with shredded green papaya and sun-dried shrimp mixed with tomatoes and string beans in a spicy lime dressing, and then sprinkled with crushed peanuts. It’s healthy, delectable, and I would travel many miles for its deliciousness but, thankfully, it’s only two blocks away (hurrah!).
Traditional dishes like pad thai, red and green curries, and shrimp and snowpeas in oyster sauce do not disappoint. Like most Thai restaurants, they have an abundance of vegetarian and seafood options as well as mild, hot, or spicy choices.
On our most recent trip, my hunger was quelled by the veggie green curry. Crisp snow peas, bamboo shoots, and carrots, zucchini, grilled tofu and rice in a light, creamy coconut curry sauce with the perfect amount of spice.
Boyfriend went for the Panang, choice of meat (he chose chicken) in a curry peanut sauce combined with coconut milk and sprinkled with kaffir lime leaves. As you can see by the thumbs up, he was also very pleased with his spicy-and-satisfying choice.
Thaitanic Logan Circle
1326- A 14th St. N.W.
(202) 588-1795 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (202) 588-1795 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Thaitanic Columbia Heights
3462 14th St. N.W.