I’m a huge fan of the more upscale and refined Chada Thai, and this sister restaurant does a good job of paying homage to street food and food markets in Thailand. The space is beautiful and intimate, with an urban feel. The food is affordable and well executed with the same passion and precision that Chada Thai is known for.
You’ll be hard pressed to find a better chicken satay ($7) in town then the tender, well seasoned version here. It’s also a great dish if you have a kid who’s a picky eater with you. If you’re sensitive to spice, you may want to avoid the spicy herb sausage Sai oua ($8). There were some great flavors there, but it was too spicy for my palate. The crab curry ($12) was more restrained with its spice, yet displayed plenty of depth and smokiness. Shredded bits of crab could be found throughout and pouring it over the rice noodles made for a great combination.
The small portions made it possible to sample plenty of other dishes. The stir fried cabbage ($7) was simple and satisfying. Crispy chunks of cabbage were mixed with bacon. It was a mild dish that was a nice contrast to previous dishes. My two favorite dishes were the fried pork belly ($7) and lab moo ($8, ground pork, chili, onion, lime). I’m a sucker for anything with pork belly and the deep fried strips were crispy with enough fat to enhance the flavor and keep the meat tender.
Rounding out the meal was an excellent dish of crab fried rice ($12) large enough to share and full of crab and egg throughout. The chicken pad Thai ($9) was equally as good. It’s a well known classic and they did it justice here.
The biggest drawback about Chada Street is the parking. Especially on a weekend, it can be tough to find an open spot. You may have to circle the lot several times or park behind the building, but the effort will be worth it.
3839 Spring Mountain Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89102