Ping Pong Thai
2955 E. Sunset Road, No. 109, at Eastern Avenue; 702-228-9988
Ping Pong Thai relocated from Seattle to Las Vegas in 2008 and has been serving traditional Thai food for more than 16 years. The spacious interior features hanging lights designed to resemble paper lanterns and Asian-inspired artwork. On to the menu: pan-fried noodles come as pad Thai, pad see ew, pad kee mow (spicy noodles), rama, curry and chow mein. The rice noodles for these dishes are thin, soft and delicate, soaking up the spices and flavors. Curry selections are green, yellow, red and panang. For main courses, there’s swimming Rama, sweet and sour, mixed vegetables, crispy garlic, cashew chicken, Thai basil and pad prik king. All are accompanied with choice of veggie, tofu, beef, chicken or pork for $10.95, or seafood or duck for a few dollars more. Spice level selections go from one to four. Starters here range from $5 to $9, including spring rolls (three for $5), Thai rolls (two for $8, with crab and tofu) and duck wraps (two for $8). Noodle soups are $10 and includes tom yum and yen ta four. Fried rice dishes ($10 to $12) include options of shrimp, pineapple and spicy seafood. Some of the more interesting entrees include beef jerky ($10), strips of meat marinated in Thai spice, deep-fried and served with a chili-lime sauce; and ka pow talay ($15), a spicy seafood combination plate. Garlic lobster ($30) features deep-fried lobster tails topped with garlic-black pepper sauce. Lunch specials are served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for $7 to $10, which includes soup or salad of the day with steamed rice. Delivery is available, as is online ordering at pingpongthaivegas.com. Ping Pong Thai is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.