we really like bangkok thai deli and on's kitchen on university avenue in st. paul. but that's an hour each way and so we're always on the lookout for plausible substitutes in the south metro which we can combine with trips to costco, ikea and so forth. so far we've tried:
1. taste of thai yai in apple valley. never gone back.
2. spice in savage. never going back.
3. thai curry house in burnsville. have been more than once.
this weekend we stopped in at joy's pattaya thai in richfield. a small menu, mostly by the numbers but done better than at most places of similar, low ambition and the food was not quite as diabetes-inducing as minnesota thai can be. would go back.