Adam Erace heads to Leverington and Ridge and discovers Phu Fha Thai, an until now below the radar Thai restaurant in Roxborough. Erace even goes as far to say Phu Fha is the answer to our Thai discontent.
Do you know another Thai cook simmering a stockpot of the Chiang Mai specialty called hung lay curry? I don’t, but I’d wager none could top Phongchang’s version, as shiny and black as dark-chocolate ganache. Cloaking hunks of braised pork loin, the curry’s complex, long-lasting umami had me tasting tamarind, peanut, onion and chili all the way to the evening’s mango-sticky-rice finale.