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“Respectable Comfort Food”

Shallot Thai Cuisine
Cuisines: Thai
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Almost every American town has one (or more) long strips of dreary peripheral highway lined with car dealerships, modest motels, strip malls and one and two story generic businesses, including plenty of chain restaurants. While they look mostly the same, if you are lucky, there might be a couple of scrappy local dining establishments, sometimes ethnic, that break the mold. Shallot fits into that category, a simple Thai restaurant, perhaps the only one in Greater Springfield.

We have been to a number of more elaborate Thai establishments in tonier neighborhoods or big cities. Here, the decor is minimalist, but bright and clean. Kudos for playing tasteful classical music in the background.

For a first time, we tried their pot stickers, Pad Thai, Sweet and Sour Chicken and a few desserts. A suspiciously inexpensive California Chardonnay proved quite decent.
We were the first of 8 customers early on a Wednesday evening. Our waitress was graceful and efficient. The food came out quite quickly, but the ingredients tasted fresh and well prepared.

We are ready to go back and try their Spring Rolls, Satay and Curries.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

A very enjoyable dinner. I had the mango curry, spicy. Wow. It sounded delicious and tasted better than it sounded. My friends had duck and pad Thai that both enjoyed a great deal.

Thank John H
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

It had been sometime since we ate here, but we were not disappointed. Our family loves the food at this little, family run restaurant. We had the fried potstickers, Thai basil chicken, crazy noodles, and garlic pork with Thai custard with sticky rice for dessert. All the dishes were well-prepared and delicious with the right amount of seasoning.

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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Although this restaurant has been here for several years, we just discovered it. We love Thai food, and this place was excellent. It is not a big place, was very clean, had booths and tables, and soft music in the background. Service by Grace was excellent in every way. We had the seafood cocoanut soup.... nice sized bowl, some calamari, two shrimp, nice flavor ($3.95). Tried the seaweed salad, something different, adequate size for two people to try ($4.95). If you order from the lunch specials ($8.50 each) it includes an appetizer of a spring roll, dumpling and small salad. From the luncheon specials we ordered Pad Thai and chicken with cashews (that came with white rice). We also wanted to try the tamarind mango duck from the dinner menu ($16.95). This duck was tender and crispy. Every dish was flavorful and delicious and thoroughly enjoyed......excellent food! The coke and iced tea were each $1.75. We brought enough food home for another full meal. As fans of Thai food, this place shares top honors with some others.

Thank lobstaluva
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

Staying at a local hotel, did takeout and it was terrific! On a Friday night at 6 p.m. I was surprised there wasn't more of a crowd there, and might have judged it negatively based on that if I hadn't already put in my order by phone. Thank goodness I didn't! Got a couple appetizers and an entree - it was enough for several meals, as I had hoped, and everything was good.

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