Krungthep Thai is an authentic, unpretentious, and thoroughly delicious new Asian spot on Minneapolis's Eat Street. It's the sister restaurant of St. Paul's Bangkok Thai Deli, and it's spicy dishes aren't afraid to bring the heat. The menu can be daunting, with over 200 options. The usual egg rolls and spring rolls are excellent, but the specials are the real surprise: puff-pastry-wrapped spiced ground pork and water chestnuts; panko-kissed chicken wings, and curried fish in banana leaf, for example. For an adventurous dessert, try the taro root custard. PHOTOS BY BENJAMIN CARTER GRIMES. Krungthep Thai:
2523 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis,
612.874.7721. Read the review.