Thai Express dishes

Pictured here, the Thai salad and pumpkin curry are two Thai Express favorites. 

For more than 15 years, Thai Express in Springfield, Missouri, has been dishing out tasty Thai food in a matter of minutes. Think mango or pumpkin curry with fried rice, stir-fries with unexpected ingredients such as eggplant and Thai salad coated in delicious ginger dressing.

On any given day, owner Netthongkome “Patrick” Sontaya, whose hair is usually dyed in bright hues of blue or pink, can be found behind the cash register chatting with regulars. With delectable dishes that span other Asian cuisines such as crab rangoon and cashew chicken, Thai Express is the perfect solution when you’re craving quality Thai, but your friend wants the convenience and flavor of take-out Chinese.

Thai Express, 948 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, Missouri, 417.865.0101,