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Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft

Where Midtown meets Buckhead you’ll find a taste of Thailand’s celebrated street food. When DeeDee Niyomkul opened Tuk Tuk a few years ago, there were plenty of restaurants in Atlanta serving up Thai food. But they usually served a very specific, and sanitized version of the food she really loved. Thailand has a rich culture of street food. The fresh, quick and filling street food served to the workers and players of Bangkok is a tasty treat that not many in Atlanta have had the pleasure to enjoy.

Situated on the third floor of the Brookwood Plaza, the first thing that will greet you is the namesake; the ubiquitous tuk tuks that fill the streets of Bangkok. The second thing you’ll notice is the view. Windows face downtown and at night the light sparkles like your eyes when you finally see the cuisine that Tuk Tuk has to offer. Small plates to noodle dishes to perfectly crafted Thai specialties rule the roost. But, don’t overlook the beverages. The Thai Tea is almost too pretty to drink…almost.

We suggest ordering several plates and share with the table. The staff will gladly guide you through the unfamiliar dishes. But don’t eat too much that you can’t have dessert. Shaved ice comes straight from a small cart and is topped with anything from condensed milk to fruity syrups. An exotic little snow cone that will have you grinning like a child.

Highlights

Thai Jerky

Neau Sawan is a Northern Thai style beef jerky. As jerky is won’t to be, it will be dry. But when paired with the accompanying sticky rice, it is one of the best appetizers you’ll find in town. It has a pleasing bite of spice and you will find yourself dreaming about the taste for days.

Mieng Kum

A lil’ bit sweet, a lil’ bit sour. Spinach leaves are wrapped around roasted peanuts and coconut cooked with lime, fresh ginger, onions and caramelized Palm sugar.

Hoy Tod

There’s no lack of omelettes in this town but we bet you’ve never had one quite like this. This crispy Bangkok style omelette is cooked with mussels, bean sprouts, cilantro and a three chili sauce.