Starting this Sunday, Sept. 8, and continuing every Sunday, Pakpao Thai will be offering a “Suki Sundays” menu. “Thai Suki” is a variant of hot pot, a communal meal where diners swirl raw meat, seafood, noodles, and vegetables via chopsticks in a pot of broth, cooking it to their desired temperature, and dipping their selections into a spicy “sukiyaki” sauce before eating. Once your selections have been eaten, leftover broth can be combined with rice or mung bean noodle, and the resulting soup is your finishing meal.
Pakpao will have a choice of broth ($9.95) that includes the Pakpao Original, which is a delicate chicken broth simmered with daikon radish; Spicy Lemongrass, an original broth infused with lemongrass, galangal, kaffir lime, and roasted chili; and a pure vegetable broth simmered with carrot, celery, onion, and daikon radish.
Then you select from a list of ala carte items to cook in the broth of choice such as chicken, shrimp or slices of beef, or go more exotic and select pork liver, pickled mustard greens, or fish balls. The list is extensive.
The special Suki Sunday starts this weekend at Pakpao Thai which is located in the Design District at 1628 Oak Lawn.