4853 E. Speedway Blvd., 881-5068
They're round, and green and brown, with leaves for edges. They're beautiful--earthy, yet functional, classy yet unconventional. Bai Thong's pad thai is already delicious, but served in this bowl, it becomes an aesthetic experience as well. It's like eating out of an actual lotus, or being served by fairies. It's as if the vegetables grew out of the bowl, and you're eating them right off the vine. You can imagine these bowls in your house, on your shelves, with your food in them, and for a moment, you contemplate taking the bowl with you. But then you realize: It's all part of the Thai food experience. And you carefully pull the last noodle from the bottom with your chopstick.