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Pomelo: A Soulful Thai Experience

Discover the Vibrant Flavors and Careful Craftsmanship of Pomelo's Innovative Thai Dishes

Prepare to have your taste buds transported to heaven with each and every dish served at Pomelo. Located on Magazine Street, this quaint eatery exudes a warm, neighborhood feel that will make you feel right at home. With every delectable bite, you'll experience an explosion of flavors that will quite literally give you goosebumps. Simply put, the authentic Thai cuisine served at Pomelo is a culinary masterpiece.

The husband and wife team behind Pomelo, Aom Srisuk and Frankie Weinberg, pour their hearts and souls into each dish they serve. Aom, in particular, takes her craft to Michelin-star levels of detail, ensuring that each plate that leaves her kitchen is absolutely perfect. Her dishes are crafted with love and passion, and you can taste the care that goes into every morsel.

What sets Pomelo apart from other Thai restaurants is the sheer authenticity of their dishes. Not content to simply serve typical dishes, they also offer popular Thai street foods that you likely won't find anywhere else in the U.S. From start to finish, the meal is a journey through Thailand's rich and diverse cuisine.

One dish that's not to be missed is the sweet corn salad. This light and refreshing starter is a perfect balance of sweet corn, tofu, celery, cilantro, onion, mango, and lime. The flavors meld together perfectly, creating a one-two punch that'll have you ready for more.

Pomelo's laab dish, made with seasonal vegetables, is another standout. This typical meat dish has been veganized by the talented chefs at Pomelo, resulting in a light and fresh creation that's entirely unique.

And then there are the curries. Aom has drawn inspiration from a variety of techniques to create her gluten-free curries. The green curry is a particularly exceptional creation, with sweet pumpkin squash balancing the heat from the spices. The dish is made with a coconut milk base, and topped with tofu, cilantro, broccoli, kaffir lime, and Thai basil. The peppers are actually grinded down with mortar and pestle, that is how much detail is put into the creation of this food.

Originating from southern Thailand, the red curry, Massaman, is loaded with dry spices including cinnamon, cardamom, and anise. Served with brussel sprouts, asparagus, eggplant, potatoes and peanuts, every bite is a feast for the senses. This dish was like nothing we've ever tasted before–it had a totally unique curry stew vibe going on!

The glass noodles really completed the meal–they were slightly spicy and packed with a mix of tasty vegetables, cilantro, lime, and onion that all exploded with flavor.

What truly sets Pomelo apart is the level of detail that goes into every dish. From the tiny, perfectly fried onions that are mixed into the eggplant for an extra crunch, to the carefully sourced ingredients that make each dish sing, everything is done with purpose and intention. The result is food that's nourishing, authentic, and undeniably delicious.

Opened just a year and a half ago in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, Pomelo is a labor of love for its owners. They've created a cozy, welcoming space that's a true reflection of the care and passion they pour into every dish. So if you're in the mood for an unforgettable Thai dining experience, look no further than Pomelo.


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