Rainbow Thai Cuisine - Chicago
At Rainbow Thai Cuisine, in Lincoln Square, you'll find the usual Thai suspects (pad Thai, vegetable spring rolls, cucumber salad), but you'll also encounter specialty dishes you won't find elsewhere.
Get ready for offerings like Thai jerky (fried marinated beef served with a special sauce) and soft-shell crab curry. More highlights on the menu include a variety of fried rice and curry dishes, spicy basil eggplant, Thai omelet on rice, and ginger fish.
And like most Thai eateries, Rainbow is BYO. Thai iced coffee and Thai iced tea are the two featured beverages, plus the usual offering of sodas.
Located on a nondescript commercial strip of Western Avenue, the restaurant could be easily missed if you're not on the lookout for it. It's certainly one of those places you'll have to seek out.