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Aroy Thai

If you are looking for fantastic food near the University of Maryland, College Park, I highly recommend Aroy Thai. I found this nugget shortly after Morgan started attending the College Park Nursery School this past January. Good Thai food is hard to resist... especially when it is so darn convenient... It's one block from the preschool and directly across the street from the UMD campus so Morgan and I often stop for lunch after school and then make a delivery to Daddy's office.

I always order a lunch special which includes your choice of either spring rolls or Tom Yum soup and a soda. Depending on the dish I often choose the seafood option because it is consistently tender. This momma grew up in Maine, eating her first pieces of lobster at 6 months, so I have very high standards when it comes to fresh seafood. As you may have found it is very easy to overcook shrimp and calamari, but not at Aroy Thai.

My two favorite dishes here are the Pad Ka Pow and Pad Kee Mao (otherwise known as Drunken Noodles).

Beef Pad Ka Pow
Seafood Pad Kee Mao (Drunken Noodles)
If you love Thai food and would like to learn how to make it at home I have a phenomenal authentic recipe for red curry chicken.

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