Monday, August 24, 2015

Dayton Eats: Thai 9

I had to travel to Indianapolis for work, and we found ourselves on the road near Dayton at dinner time. I haven't been to Dayton before, and we knew that we didn't want fast food, so after a quick text exchange with a good friend that used to live in the area...we found ourselves pulling up to Thai 9.
From the exterior, I thought that we'd find your typical hole-in-the-wall Thai restaurant with outdated decor and authentic smells wafting from the nearby kitchen. What we found was a spacious and inviting restaurant with multiple dining rooms, and a charming patio.
They have an extensive menu, almost overwhelming, full of sushi and Thai dishes. We did a little bit of both. Mr. H had their Surprise Roll, where you let the chef select a roll for you.
It was good, but nothing surprising. It was a tempura white fish with spicy mayo and fresh avocado. I think he was hoping for something a little more adventuresome, but apparently this is the roll that they always serve when someone orders the Surprise. Go ahead and pass on this, and just order your own.

I was craving some Massaman Curry, and this version was quite good!
They have a spice scale of 1-9, with 9 typically being "Thai hot." However, the chilies that they were currently using were so spicy that a 6 was considered Thai hot. My mom went with a 3, and I did a 6. It certainly was quite spicy, but just how I like it!

It was a great find in the historic Oregon District of Dayton, and only 20 minutes out of our way. If you find yourself in Dayton, or passing through that area during lunch or dinner, I recommend visiting Thai 9.

Thai 9
11 Brown Street
Dayton, OH