Located right in my neighborhood just 2 blocks away, I had driven by this Thai restaurant many times. It is hidden in the corner of a small retail center at Wilson and Newport in Costa Mesa. Good reviews finally drew me in. It is very small, with only 8 tables, but it has a very large menu.
The Combination Fried Rice was mentioned in the reviews so I wanted to try that. It contained beef, chicken, and shrimp with jasmine rice, egg and onion. Yummy and enough leftover for my dinner. Julie ordered the Chicken Yellow Curry on the lunch special – tender chunks of chicken, carrots and potato in mild yellow curry. The menu indicates that you can order your dishes mild, medium or hot. The waitress did not offer this option to Julie, so her “mild curry” pretty spicy….. she liked it though. The Thai iced tea (with coconut milk) was a pleasant and flavorable contrast to the tart and spicy flavors of our entrees.
One other thing – Bangkok Corner is quiet and unpretentious. Most tables were occupied when we arrived a 12:30. They do a lot of takeout business. I could walk there so I may just become of the their takeout customers. The slogan on their sign and menu is “Experience Faraway Flavors”. I would say that is true.
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