Edgewater’s Herb wants to “redefine” Thai
New Asia, a Vietnamese restaurant on the far-west side of Lincoln Square, has a secret weapon: freshly slaughtered chickens.
Spicy Thai Lao is in a blink-and-you-miss-it south-suburban strip mall. But you don’t want to miss it.
Acadia pastry chef Thomas Raquel deslimes horned melon.
Ryan McCaskey of Acadia uses pandan leaf to add lingering “toasty rice” flavor to a southeast Asian plate.
Thai Dang of Embeya puts an Asian spin on maguey leaves, aka agave leaves.