It’s open now.
Thai X-ing is LeDroit Park’s (as it is on the northern side of Florida Ave) newest hole in the wall restaurant. There are tables and in theory you can eat inside but there isn’t a lot of room so you’d best just take your curry and go.
I tested the waters with larb gai, minced chicken with onions and cilantro in lemon juice. It seems wrong to compare Thai X-ing’s dish with the other Thai places further down on U, but I can’t help it. Compared to down the street, there is room for improvement. It is not bad, please don’t get me wrong, but I can get hung up on one element of a dish, that one element was what I think is dried garlic. I want all my ingredients fresh, or cooked long enough that I don’t notice that it was fresh or not. The cilantro, good. Onions, great. Chicken, fine. Lemon juice, good have had more. Lettuce, ok. Small golden nuggets that might have been dried garlic….. not happy with.
I’ll try Thai X-ing again after Easter when I’ll try out the only one Thai dish that matters, Pad Thai. I have a feeling that Thai X-ing might be the restaurant I go to when I’m too lazy to drag myself the 7-10 extra blocks for the other Thai places. We’ll see.
Anywho I typed up (I’m so nice) an abbreviated menu of Thai X-ing’s offerings so you know what you can get before you step foot in there.
UPDATE= Got a electronic menu from Thai-Xing and here it is.
Thai X-ing, 515 Florida Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001. Phone: 202-332-4322, fax: 202-332-4401. Hours: M-Sun 11:30am to 10:30pm. Free Delivery with min. order of $15. Major credit cards accepted.
Note: The links are no longer active. However try here http://www.jess3.com/blog/2007/02/thai-xing.html
It’s open now.