Burapa Thai & Bar: There’s a New Thai in Town


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Of all the earth cuisines, Thai delicacies reigns as the queen of Asian delicacies. So refined. So elegant. And they never normally use chopsticks as do numerous of their neighboring nations. With flavors that dance on your tongue—savory, sweet, spicy, sour, salty—it brilliantly blends irresistible flavor profiles. And now we have a new location to get our Thai on—right on 123 in Vienna.

Proprietor Bo Boonyaket and Chef and Co-owner Noom Sampach opened Burapa (which actually means ‘east’ but metaphorically implies a refreshing start off or new commencing as the sunlight rises each and every early morning in the east) to existing a extensive array of genuine and modern Thai dishes. “We opened the initially Tara Thai in this location in 2005. It transformed arms for numerous decades and now we’re again right after acquiring been in Tysons for a handful of many years. We have occur complete circle. And our community following has occur along with us.”

For starters, attempt the zesty and artistically plated Zapp Salmon Sashimi in spicy fish sauce topped with scallions and fried shallots. Or decide for flaky flavorful Rooster Curry Puffs with potatoes in puff pastry and cucumber relish. A go-to for Peggy James, President of the Vienna Organization Affiliation is the mouth-watering Burapa Duck Roll is honey roasted duck wrapped in roti, scallion, cucumber, and savory hoisin sauce. Burapa lately catered a single of the formal gatherings.

You really don’t often face Blistered Shishito, pan-seared glazed in a savory sauce and topped with truffle salt, on a Thai menu. Larb Aroi is grilled slices of pork, onion, scallions, and Thai herbs in lime dressing. And do not ignore the at any time-well-known Larb Gai, related ingredients but with hen, or Num Tok with beef.

Entrées consist of the Famous Kaprow – your selection of meat (chicken pairs very well) stir-fried in spicy Thai basil sauce, peppers, and onions served with a aspect of white rice. Ginger Fantastic is your selection of meat (pork enhances properly) stir-fried in handmade ginger sauce with onion, scallions, and contemporary ginger.

Pla Pao is a seasonal fish—in this case branzino—wrapped in banana leaves and roasted, served with selfmade spicy sauce, and a side of white rice. The juxtaposition of the fresh new flaky white fish with the tangy sauce is tantalizing. For a distinctive event, test the signature dish Crispy Duck—half a crispy duck topped with stunning sweet chili sauce and crispy basil leaves. An ample assortment of vegetarian dishes spherical out the menu to cater to all preferences.

Thai diner Patricia Wilson of Chiang Mai observed that the hen krapow was particularly flavorful. “It’s excellent. I really feel like I’m again in Thailand.” Sprinkle on excess chili flakes and drizzle on some nam prik— Thai warm chili and fish sauce—and inquire for a several added Thai basil leaves.

Unique drink selections include taro, mango, and honeydew. Never pass up artistic cocktails in the rock band Queen-themed Bo’s Rhapsody Bar, which presents intriguing Thai-encouraged concoctions such as Bohemian Rhapsody— spicy lemongrass mule, honey vinegar, lime juice, and kaffir lime leaves. They also present an amazing array of non-alcoholic drinks like We Will Rock You, blended with Ritual Zero Proof Tequila, mango, mint, lime, and jalapeño, which enhance the vibrant flavors of the delectable Thai dishes.

The eyesight for this location hails from Northeastern Thailand, or E-Saan. This area has a prosperous history, tradition, biodiversity, as nicely as cuisine. The presentation of classic and modern Thai delicacies is Bo’s enthusiasm. So if you are fascinated in a menu with a variety that goes very well over and above the standard curries and satays, be guaranteed to insert Burapa Thai to your preferred Vienna restaurant list—you won’t be disappointed you did. Welcome, Burapa. Here’s to new beginnings. 

Burapa Thai

226 Maple Ave W
Vienna, VA 22180

(703) 255-2467

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