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Winter Restaurant Guide 2016: Thai 

Banana Blossom
2112 Belle Chasse Highway, Gretna, (504) 392-7530
Chiang Mai noodles includes egg noodles, red onions, pickled mustard and cilantro in curry sauce and is topped with crispy fried egg noodles. The Spicy Cashew Nut is a stir-fry of pineapple, broccoli, carrots and onions in spicy brown sauce served over jasmine rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Equator
2920 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-4772; -
Spicy basil eggplant is sauteed Asian eggplant served with onions, basil, bell pepper and pork, beef, chicken or shrimp. Fried tilapia with ginger features a fried fillet with sauteed young ginger, onion, carrots, squash and shiitake mushrooms in ginger sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Lotus Thai Cafe
2104 Manhattan Blvd., Suite E, Harvey, (504) 365-5525;

The menu of Thai staples includes spicy shrimp and lemon grass soup, pad thai, noodle dishes, curries with varying levels of spice and heat and more. Lotus' special noodle soup features egg noodles, roasted pork, crab and Asian greens. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Siamese Thai Cuisine
6601 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 454-8752;
Honey duckling is deep-fried marinated duck served with honey sauce. Pineapple fried rice features shrimp, chicken, egg and cashews served in a pineapple shell. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

2200 Royal St., (504) 948-9309; 4519 Magazine St., (504) 373-6471; -
Panang duck curry features strips of pan-fried duck breast with vegetables, sweet basil and coconut milk and is garnished with kaffir lime leaves. For dessert, bananas are wrapped in wonton wrappers, pan-fried and served with vanilla ice cream, honey and white sesame seeds. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Thai Mint
1438 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 862-9001;
Cashew chicken features strips of chicken breast sauteed with cashews, onions, carrots, bell peppers, scallions and hot chilies. Catfish curry includes stir-fried vegetables, bamboo shoots and basil leaves cooked in red curry sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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