1285 W. Lane Ave. Columbus OH 43221 (614) 485-0016
These Asian take-out places are popping up like Kudzu in Columbus these days. Tai’s shows us why. Their robustly seasoned cuisine is tangy, spicy, tart, sweet and salty—completely unlike anything we in the West would ever have thought of. Yet, even the most medium-well-steak-and-potato, timid eater seems willing to try it. The Sichuan Chicken Chow Fun ($7.95) may look odd, but the firm chewy noodles with spicy, ground-chicken sauce will make you forget all about appearances. Just like your momma told you you should. Plus, they have ground chicken in lettuce wraps, like the ones that are popping up on all the corporate places’ menus – only Tai’s are probably made from an old family recipe, not in an industrial test kitchen.