Austin has so many great restaurants, but there are some that are definitely above the rest in my eyes so I thought I would start the Austin Favorites series where I take time to write up some of my favorite places in Austin. For my first post I will be expressing my extreme love for Thai Kun @Whisler's.
Thai Kun @Whisler’s
Location: 1816 East 6th Street, Austin, TX
Hours: 4pm-1:45am/7 days a week
Thai Kun is a food truck outside of an awesome bar called Whistler’s on East 6th street. I just love the whole experience of going here because the bar is amazing with so many cocktail options. In hot weather I normally sit outside with a Moscow Mule, but don’t underestimate the indoor vibe at this bar in the winter time. After I grab my drink and I’m sitting outside I’ll go up to the Food Truck and stare at the menu like a zombie. There aren’t a TON of menu options, but everything.is.so.good. Here are some of my favorites:
GRILLED BREAD WITH PEANUT CURRY SAUCE
I always start off with the Grilled Bread with Peanut Curry Sauce. You’ll get an Easy Tiger baguette with thai peanut curry sauce that you spread over it and then sprinkle with cucumbers and jalapenos – so simple, so amazing.
WATERFALL PORK (PICTURED ON LEFT)
The Waterfall Pork is grilled pork shoulder with Tiger Cry sauce (this stuff is SPICY), pickled cabbage, toasted rice powder, cilantro, red onion, and sticky rice. This dish melts in your mouth and also slowly builds up to a pretty spicy dish – which I love with my cooling Moscow Mule.
THAI-KUN FRIED CHICKEN
Fried Marinated Chicken Thigh (a.k.a. heaven), chicken fat rice (a.k.a. heaven), boom sauce (a.k.a. heaven) with cucumbers. Get it. Eat it. Thank me later.
For something a little less spicy I would go for the Black Noodles which has rice stick noodles tossed in sweet dark soy and garlic oil, served with romaine lettuce, bean sprouts, celery, peanuts, pickled mustard greens, croutons, green onion, cilantro, lime. Yum.