There’s a new restaurant in the Denfeld area at 4131 Grand Avenue that I can only describe as Thai fusion. It’s called Pak’s Green Corner and it’s got a lot of traditional Thai dishes, but also it’s got dishes like Poutine and a Phad Thai burrito on its takeout menu. The sit-down menu had even more unconventional takes on traditional Thai dishes that truly made my mouth water.
It opened Aug. 9 for lunch, and I got some take out there at noon. The chef is a Thai woman married to a Duluth native, and the whole family and a few friends are helping out. Very friendly people who told me to call them if I had any comments about the food or the service.
Now for the food. I got spicy basil sauce stir fry with chicken (hot), Thai fried rice with beef for my daughter, and 2 orders of chicken curry puffs, 3 to an order. 2 small salads also came with my order, which cost loess than $30 total.
My Thai basil chicken was delicious, though I could have handled more heat. But she’s cooking for a Minnesota crowd, so I understand. The curry chicken puffs were fantastic. Everything tasted fresh and it’s obviously made to order. And Rachel just told me she liked her dish, so smiles all around.
Thumbs up for this new restaurant, I wish the owner every success and urge all of you to check it out.
Pak’s Green Corner
4131 Grand Avenue
Duluth MN 55807
Open for lunch and dinner, and snack hours too, six days a week.
Here’s the menu: