The ability to differentiate between red and green curry is the mark of a good Thai chef and a common tell among children faking colorblindness to skip school. Test your rods and cones with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Thai fare at Thai Passion Restaurant in Chatham.
Thai Passion Restaurant’s chefs open the door to a huge world of authentic Southeast Asian fare. Patrons can send forks exploring through a plate of thai basil ($12.95–$16.95), where chili peppers, mushrooms, green beans, onions, and a choice of meat add zest to tender grains of rice. Whipped up with the customer's financial advisor's choice of tofu, chicken, beef, or shrimp, thai curry dishes paint appetites in one of four sweet and savory sauces—red, green, massaman, or panang ($11.95–$22.95). Diners can slur words while slurping up a nest of drunken noodles ($11.95), or annunciate clearly while speaking to the shrimp eggplants ($18.95), whose ears are filled with chili paste. The staff also slings a range of vegetarian-friendly fare, including sautéed faux-duck and sweet-and-sour tofu (both $12.95).
Hands down, the best Num Tok I've ever had and this is a litmus test dish for me. It was perfect...the right amount of greens, mint, meat and onions.J.S., Yelp, 8/3/10
To be a good Thai place on food, the pad thai and the currys really have to come through on taste and quality of ingredients and INDEED they did.Salena M., Yelp, 9/7/10
225 Main St.
Chatham, New Jersey 07928