Bon Appetit: Charmed by Charm Thai

Charm Thai is a relatively new establishment on Georgia Avenue that Cliff and I have walked past a number of times, but haven’t eaten at—until now. The cozy restaurant is even cozier on the inside, but the bright-colored walls and friendly staff give this place a lot of personality.

We were seated near the front window on a bright, sunny day, which I loved. We had a great view of downtown Silver Spring, but didn’t feel cramped or crowded by other patrons.

Normally when we eat Thai, it’s because we get a craving for a staple – pad thai, green curry, or Thai fried rice. An entire section of Charm Thai’s menu, however, is devoted to specialty dishes, and we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to try something unique. Cliff went with the chicken pineapple and I chose the yellow curry. In addition, we added an appetizer of spring rolls and I got (because I always get) an order of tom kha soup.

Charm Thai’s website tells you they’re the best Thai food in Silver Spring, and I believe it. My tom kha was the best I’ve ever had, and the yellow curry was delicious. Cliff’s chicken pineapple came with a multitude of textures and flavors, but what put it over the top were pieces of cashews sprinkled throughout. According to Cliff, that bit of crunchy flavor took the dish from good to great.

We both can’t wait to come back here and when we do, you can bet we’ll try our favorite Thai staples. Until then, I’ll be dreaming of that soup!

What we ordered:

  • Spring roll appetizer: $4.95
  • Tom kha soup: $4.50
  • Chef’s special yellow curry: $11.95
  • Chef’s special chicken pineapple: $11.95

Total: $33.35


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Jonna Huseman
I have a degree in journalism and have worked in non-profit communications for the last six years. I am also owner/operator of Jonna Michelle Photography based here in Silver Spring. I am passionate about art, travel, animals, supporting the rights of working people and supporting small, local businesses in my community. On a personal level, I would like to get to know Silver Spring better both as a neighborhood and as a community. I want to better know the people who live here and who make Silver Spring such a fabulous place. I would also like to see a better relationship between pedestrians and drivers, and an official opening to a transit center that is both functional and safe.

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