Beyond the food, I am always amused by the service and menus. I love the small, bizarre little shop front that houses this cafe. Its sign is sometimes flickering, a few letters might be missing light, and you never know if they are even going to be open when you arrive. If they are open, the dining room is full, sometimes even packed. Some might find these characteristics annoying or frustrating but somehow I find them endearing.
Another side note you should know before arriving is they prefer for you to share your dishes. Maybe prefer is not a strong enough word….they nearly demand you share and do not understand why you would want to order two of the same dish. We’ve been told, “You are in Thailand now. We share dishes here.” This is totally cool with me, I actually love sharing and trying several dishes, but my husband would sometimes just like his own bowl of Gang Dang without having to share with anyone.
After a few years of dining at Chanon Thai, we understand the rules and we often share or get take out. They still remain our favorite Thai in Salt Lake. In fact, after a bad day the Gang Dang puts a smile back on my face.
Oh and if you want brown rice come before 6pm.