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Circles Rolls Out New Menu Inspired by Thai Street Food

Mussel pancakes with chives, bean sprouts and carrots with a sweet tamarind sauce

Mussel pancakes with chives, bean sprouts and carrots with a sweet tamarind saucePhoto: Circles

Alex Boonphaya, chef and owner of the popular Circles Thai restaurants, continues keeping things interesting with the introduction of a new menu feature. It’s a series of dishes inspired by Thai street food. Right now he’s serving it only at his NoLibs location, but plans to bring it to South Philly in the weeks ahead. The dishes, which range in price from $7 to $9, include grilled pork skewers with sticky rice and spicy chili jam; mussel pancakes with chives, bean sprouts and carrots with a sweet tamarind sauce (pictured); fried chicken with sweet chili reduction; and more. The just introduced items are available daily in addition to Circles’ regular a la carte offerings. Keep reading to see the full street food menu.

Barbecued Marinated Pork Neck with Sticky Rice - 8

Grilled Pork Skewers with Sticky Rice and a Spicy Chili Jam Relish - 7

Sauteed Shrimp with Herbs Wrapped in Rice Noodles with Sweet Soy Glaze - 8

Mussel Pancakes with Chives, Bean Sprouts and Carrots with a Sweet Tamarind Sauce - 8

Spicy Curry Fish Cakes with a Sweet and Spicy Cucumber Relish - 8

Fried Chicken with Sweet Chili Reduction - 9

Congee with Fried Salted Duck Eggs, Ginger, Charred Ramps and Duck Confit - 9

Fried Catfish Salad with Mango and Hot Chilies - 8

Pad Kaprow with Minced Pork, Snake Beans, Holy Basil over Rice with a Fried Egg - 9

Coconut Ice Cream over Sweet Sticky Rice and Brioche with Peanuts and Evaporated Milk - 7

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