Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Thai street food on menu at Circles

Alex Boonphaya has added dishes at his Northern Liberties location.

Thai street food on menu at Circles

Chef Alex Boonphaya, who owns two Circles Thai restaurants, has been working out of his newer Northern Liberties location of late. Bigger kitchen.

He's just rolled out an a la carte menu of street foods of his native Thailand, in addition to Circles' menu. I'm told that the South Philly location will get the dishes soon.

Here’s the lineup:

  • Barbecued Marinated Pork Neck with Sticky Rice - $8
  • Grilled Pork Skewers with Sticky Rice and a Spicy Chili Jam Relish - $7
  • Sauteed Shrimp with Herbs Wrapped in Rice Noodles with Sweet Soy Glaze - $8
  • Mussel Pancakes with Chives, Bean Sprouts and Carrots with a Sweet Tamarind Sauce - $8
  • Spicy Curry Fish Cakes with a Sweet and Spicy Cucumber Relish - $8 
  • Fried Chicken with Sweet Chili Reduction - $9
  • Congee with Fried Salted Duck Eggs, Ginger, Charred Ramps and Duck Confit - $9
  • Fried Catfish Salad with Mango and Hot Chilies - $8
  • Pad Kaprow with Minced Pork, Snake Beans, Holy Basil over Rice with a Fried Egg - $9
  • Coconut Ice Cream over Sweet Sticky Rice and Brioche with Peanuts and Evaporated Milk – $7

Circles, 812 N. Second St., 267-687-1309.

Michael Klein
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