Pot Luck

Thai Bistro's Basil Inferno

Thai Bistro and their expansion to West Houston is the subject of this week's Café review. I tried the popular "Basil Inferno" entrée at the original location in the shopping center at Southwest Freeway just west of Buffalo Speedway last week. The dish can be ordered with shrimp, chicken or pork.

I got the Basil Inferno with chicken because it was on the lunch menu. "That's our most popular lunch special," the waitress said. It's easy to see why. The heady blast of Thai basil and Thai chile is a jolt to the senses. The herbs and peppers are combined with garlic, onions, mushrooms, bell pepper and thin-sliced white meat chicken, and every bite is a thrill.

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Robb Walsh
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