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I have heard about the Thai Temple for years now and have never been able to make it, well those days are over and what an experience.
Firstly, they are only open on Sunday. You need to arrive between 9:15 - 9:45 if you want to park anywhere close or even on the grounds, otherwise good luck.
When arriving this early you will be able to not only park close but easily see all of the various food lines, as well as pick a table. Some of the cooking stations were not ready until about 9:30 but that was fine. There is a long line on the north side of the food area with pre-packaged fresh foods ( see my pictures ). Then there is a drink station, a station cooking fried sweet potatoes and other vegetables. After that is the famous soup line, go here first as this line gets crazy long by 9:45 - 10:00.
At the soup line you will need to be ready or they will get short with you. You get to choose from angel hair sized noodles, medium sized, and wide, I tried the wide because they are easier to eat. Then you pick beef, pork, or vegetables to go in the soup. In the bottom of every soup bowl they line it with fresh bean sprouts which adds good crunch to the dish. Finally you have to pick from the small or large bowl Small is $6 and large is $8. The small is gigantic, the large is borderline ridiculous. Get the small.
Once you have your soup and other items found on the deck of the main building go sit by the river on the tables and enjoy. Make sure to notice they are selling plants and fresh veggies / fruits at the west end of the pic-nic area, there is also a kabob station set up down there too not to be missed.
The food is very reasonably priced and when they run out ( I am told around noon - 2:00 ) they are done for the day. Most importantly, CASH ONLY ! From someone that uses his credit card everywhere for frequent flyer points I had to remember to get cash Saturday before going Sunday.
It's quite the experience, check it out !
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