Word is out that Everyday Thai is worth a visit, and owners Thippawan and Steven Shutts are in the process of moving the bustling business to a bigger space to keep up with their growing clientele. Plans for the new Springfield, Missouri, location reveal a more upscale atmosphere, but the menu – brimming with authentic fare from Thippawan's hometown in the Isaan region of northeastern Thailand – remains the same.
The pad ki mao, which translates to “drunken noodles,” features bright flavors from fresh vegetables, basil and the couple’s signature stir-fry sauce. Order it with chicken breast, beef tenderloin, pork loin, shrimp or tofu. Steven’s favorite dish is the yum nua, a beef salad with lettuce, cucumbers, red onion and cilantro topped with Thippawan's from-scratch dressing.
Everyday Thai, 2926 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield, Missouri, 417.770.0147, myeverydaythai.com