January-February 2020 | Food & Drink

Thai scores in Potomac

Our critic checks out the tasty food and enormous desserts at the recently opened Sisters Thai

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Som tum set, a shredded green papaya salad served with grilled chicken thighs. Photo by Laura Chase de Formigny

Sisters Thai

Overall Rating: B

7995 Tuckerman Lane (Cabin John Village), Potomac, 301-299-4157, sistersthai.com

FAVORITE DISHES: Steamed dumplings; boat noodles soup; som tum set (papaya salad with grilled chicken); crispy duck ka prow (batter-fried sliced duck with Thai basil); sticky rice with mango; strawberry “mini” toast

PRICES: Appetizers: $6 to $14; Entrees: $14 to $22 (crispy whole flounder: $55); Dessert: $5.95 to $12.95

Crispy duck ka prow, slices of batter-fried duck breast with Thai basil leaves and chili garlic sauce. Photo by Laura Chase de Formigny

LIBATIONS: Sisters Thai has a full bar and a well-rounded drink menu. The house’s craft cocktails are clever and eye-catching. “Pimm is a Thai’s Name” is a lovely interpretation of a Pimm’s cup, made with ginger, Thai tea and lemon. There are four red wines (including Firesteed Oregon pinot noir), four white wines (including The Ned New Zealand pinot gris) and one rose (French Domaine de Mourchon) available by the glass ($12) and bottle ($45). Nonalcoholic options include lemonades and punches and hot or iced specialty lattes, such as Thai tea latte and white chocolate latte.

SERVICE: Attentive, efficient and friendly

David Hagedorn is the restaurant critic for Bethesda Magazine.