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Cut from the same restauranteur-cloth that created Thai House Restaurant Group, Charm Modern Thai infuses the culture's classic fare with modern twists to give Vancouver diners an authentic Thai eating experience without having to hitchhike to Bangkok again. Dig into dinner with the duck spring rolls ($9), acclaimed by Vancouver magazine as one of the "Best Things to Eat" in 2009, or opt for the mildly spicy lemongrass mussels ($11). Super-soupers can slide spoons into the tom kha lobster bisque ($9), while the larb organic gai salad ($12) tumbles organic chicken in a mix of herbs, spices, chilies, and fish sauce. Entreewise, Charm sticks to staples such as the pad thai ($14, available with chicken or prawns), the tamarind duck ($20), and the pineapple-braised short ribs ($17), which bring together meat and fruit in harmonious fashion.