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Thai 9 Cuisine

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Thai 9 Cuisine – Truly Flavorful Delights Served with a Smile in Miramar Beach, FL
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Are you in the mood for authentic Thai dishes served with a smile? Then, you need a trip to Thai 9 Cuisine in your life. At this Miramar Beach eatery, they go all out in using fresh ingredients and time-honored recipes to create all the classics, including their ever-popular Crispy Half Duck.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

At Thai 9 Cuisine, they go above and beyond in serving up all the best classic dishes made using fresh, local ingredients and time-honored recipes. Every last item on their menu boasts big flavor, making it easy to satisfy all your cravings in a single visit. On top of that, their service is second to none, ensuring you always feel welcome to grab a seat and stay for a while. Prefer to take your food on the road? They’re happy to make that happen as well.

Either way, you’re sure to get a warm welcome upon walking through the doors. If you’re ordering takeout, they’ll have it bagged up and ready to go at the front counter. Otherwise, you’ll need to grab a table and a server will come right out with fresh ice water and menus. You’re welcome to order drinks and appetizers right then and there or ask for time to browse their offerings.

Once you get your orders into the kitchen, the staff works fast to create each item using their freshest ingredients. The time-honored recipes allow them to build bright, bold flavors in every bite, too. Although they’re a laidback eatery, they roll out their artistic plating skills always, ensuring you’ll be wholly impressed at first glance. So, take a moment to admire your plates before digging in.

After getting a taste of each item, you’ll have to work hard to hold yourself back from gobbling it all down. It’s well worth taking your time to savor each bite, however, especially if you went big on the spice. In fact, if you’re not sure you can handle the spiciness, ask for medium heat at best. Their regular and extra Thai hot spiciness levels are no joke, making them only a good choice for those who like it ultra-hot.

If you have any food leftover after filling up your belly, just ask for containers to go. The team will box up your leftovers for later, which are delicious cold out of the box or heated back up in the microwave. Prefer to make it a full meal for later? Ask to add an appetizer to go to enjoy with your leftovers.

Jet on in to try the:

Mushroom Tom Yum Soup
If you want to whet your appetite with a wonderful mix of bold flavors, you cannot go wrong with the Mushroom Tom Yum Soup. This popular appetizer starts with a sweet and sour lemongrass broth. Then, they add onions, tomatoes, cilantro, and plenty of mushrooms to the mix.

Crispy Half Duck
For a taste of their house specialty, you simply have to order their Crispy Half Duck at least once in your life. They make this dish by expertly preparing the duck, pairing juicy, tender meat with perfectly crisp skin. After that, they put it on the plate with mixed veggies on the side plus sweet chili, spicy hoisin, or curry sauce for dipping.

Pepper Steak
When you want nothing more than a beefy, garlicky kick, get the Pepper Steak. This dish starts with steak strips cut super thin, and then fried alongside bell peppers and onions. Garlic sauce goes over it all and continues to cook until it’s hot and bubbly. After that, they plate it up with a scoop of white rice to complete this picture of perfection.

If you’re dining in, do your best to save room in your belly for dessert. Their Coconut Ice Cream is well worth a taste, after all, especially if you need to soothe your tastebuds after a spicy meal. Want to take your dessert experience to the next level? Go with their Coconut Rice & Ice Cream instead. Every last bite treats you to a delightful mix of roasted peanuts, coconut rice, and ice cream, leaving you singing its praises all around town.

Insider Tips:
-If you’re in a hurry, order up your selections through their website, and then drop by at the indicated time to pick them up. They offer delivery as well if you’re in their service area.
-Ask about their gluten-free fare if you need to skip the wheat.