Had lunch today at one of my favorite little spots: Toy’s Cafe. If you don’t know it, you might not stop there by your own volition–but you should.
It’s a tiny Thai place on Lemmon, in a rundown nondescript strip just east of Whole Foods, sandwiched between a hair salon and an Indian buffet. I like to go there for the tom ka, and I am never disappointed. This version is loaded with mushrooms, baby corns, squash, and zucchini. I also added tofu, which I am obsessed with these days. Toss in a bowl of steamed brown rice and it’s a hearty cravable meal. My dining companion proclaimed it the best tom ka she’d ever had.
Our starter was corn fritters, crispy-fried cakes of sweet corn and scallions with a vinegar dipping sauce. We ate all four. My dining companion went for the pad thai lunch special, which I found extra peanuty-good. Portions were large, prices oh so reasonable, the service was slow but apologetic.