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Tuesday, February 20, 2007


736 1/2 Telephone Rd.

Those in the know call it Telephone Thai. We've been meaning to go here for quite a while, but rarely find the inspiration to head East of Houston. We're glad we went.

Initial impressions were favorable. Kanomwan is a clean restaurant with light green walls. The guy in front takes all the orders and handles all the payments. He is by all accounts a tough moody guy. We found service slow because he is the only one allowed to take orders and handle payments. And when I say slow, I mean really really slow. The owner couldn't give a s**t if you sit there and wait until he's darn good and ready to take care of you.

So why will I go back? The fried snapper is the bomb. It's unlike the one you get at Thai Spice. Kanomwan's fish is steeped in various herbs and spices and placed on a sauce based on fish sauce.

We also had the tom yum soup which tasted a little more sweet than we are used to in the states, but very nicely balanced. We also tried a red pork curry. That was good too, but not as good as the fish.

Thai food inspires zealotry. This place is no different. B4-U-EAT readers either hate it or love it. I'm in the, "gotta try the fish," category. Give it a shot. The service, decoration (or lack thereof), and owner's fanatical control issues are an experience like few others in this city.


anonymouseater said...

Huan -- I'm glad you tried the restaurant. But you have to try Kanomwan most beloved dish. I can't remember or pronounce the name, but everyone calls it "H6", because of its menu number, or "crack chicken," because you can't stop eating it. It has a sauce that it is very sweet and spicy, plus some exotic, otherworldly quality, probably from something fermented like fish, crabs, or soy beans.

The owner seems gruff, but I think he really is a nice guy. Once he gave me a free meal for no good reason. He refused to let me pay (and he had no idea that I write a food blog).

February 20, 2007

Anonymous said...


H6... is that the red chicken with cashews dish? I can't remember, as it's been So long since I've been to see the Thai Nazi!

"No H6 for you!"

February 23, 2007

Huan said...

we've got to try that next time. Thanks for the tip.

February 25, 2007

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