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Bangkok City offers thrills beyond searing spices

On the other hand, you'd better take the gang kua-sapparod very, very seriously. The milky red sauce bathing the tender pork slices has a heat that bites, then builds, but you keep on eating because for some reason, the soothing sweetness of the pineapple is what you remember. So you're seduced from bite to bite. (Food or your fellow diner is the only one who'll be inclined to seduce you after you've eaten "Hello! Ginger!" and "Kiss Me! Garlic", both aptly named Chinese-style stir-fries.) Crispy squid was simply calamari by another name, ringed round with rubbery broccoli florets; pad-prik-king reminded me of the Szechuan favorite--barely sauteed beans seasoned with bits of pork and red chili, with a distinctive Thai whiff of kaffir lime leaves, combining the immediacy of Chinese cuisine with the fragrance of Indian food, which, unless you're into simple firepower, is the perfect Thai balance.

By the way, skip the wine and order a beer.

Bangkok City, 4301 Bryan at Peak, 824-6200. Open for lunch Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. For dinner Monday-Thursday 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m.; Friday 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday noon-10 p.m.; Sunday noon-10 p.m.

Bangkok City:
Satay $5.50
Mee Krop $5.25
Hello! Ginger $7.95
Gang Kua Sapparod $7.95
Pad Prig King $7.

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