Rachanee Wechamongkolgorn, and her husband Jackie Bongkotmanee multi task in the open kitchen behind the front counter at Ida Thai. Jackie earned his chops in West Coast Thai shops in Los Angles and Portland, but learned Thai cooking in Thailand. “Rach” often is also often cooking delicious Thai appetizers and entrees for her guests. You night expect the traditional Thai dishes, such as curries, noodle dishes and fried rice, but you should also discover some of the more exotic specialties, such as Panang Salmon, Som Tom (Papaya Salad), Roasted Duck, and Thai Three Flavor Fish.
Jackie and “Rach” are very accommodating to their customers. It’s a small space and a very popular restaurant, so you may have to wait for a table, but the food makes it worthwhile. Many call in a To Go Order and pick up on the way home. Thai Dishes travel easy and are excellent reheated, even the next day. Lunch at Ida Thai is a good bet too. Often less crowded, it’s and excellent way to sample the many delicious entrees and discover some new favorites for next time.
“We hope you have a wonderful and exciting dinging experience with us,” says Rachanee. “We thank you for coming to our restaurant in Carolina Beach and hope you will return often.”