No, don’t tell me you’ve never experienced the authentic Thai food at Yes! Thai Indeed

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By Pamela Brownstein

No, I am not lying, it is such a pleasure to dine at the little locally owned restaurant, Yes! Thai Indeed. And, yes, perhaps I am biased because I love food that is expertly prepared and beautifully presented. I also

Thai iced tea
Thai iced tea

appreciate the friendly staff and the lovely atmosphere and that every time I eat here the meal is awesome. And this time was no exception.

Seafood Basil
Seafood Basil

The wonderful owner Narissara Saardwong brought a variety of dishes for The Lunch Bunch to share and sample. Each one was so flavorful and delicious, it was hard to choose which one was the best.

Nikki called dibs on the Pineapple Fried Rice because it is her favorite. It’s hard not to load your plate up with the tasty combination of stir-fried jasmine rice, vegetables, chicken and pineapple.

Kim Harding was impressed with the Seafood Basil, or Chao-lay. This entree features a sauteed combination of seafood with shrimp, green mussels, calamari and sea scallops with fresh chili pepper garlic in Thai creamy basil sauce. It had a slight kick, but not too hot, and we all agreed it was fantastic.

Pineapple fried rice
Pineapple fried rice

This was the first time Kim Turner, our new sales rep, had eaten at Yes! Thai Indeed, and she was so

Mango shrimp
Mango shrimp

enthusiastic about the excellent fare. She especially enjoyed the Mango Shrimp, a colorful dish that tastes as good as it looks with peppers, onions, shrimp and big pieces of mango in an amazing sauce.

Irene said she really liked the Siam Chicken — sauteed crispy fried chicken with cashews, mushroom, peppers, pineapple, onion and celery with Thai spicy herb sauce. The crunch of the cashew with the sweet pineapple will delight your taste buds.

My personal favorite is the Massaman Curry made with Thai spices blended in mild chili paste with potato and white onion and topped with cashews and avocado. It’s seriously so good. I also had to order a glass of the Thai iced tea, it’s not too sweet, but very refreshing.

Yes! Thai Indeed is located at 911 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC, 29902. It is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Friday, and dinner on Saturday. For take out orders, call 843-986-1185.

Massaman curry
Massaman curry
Siam chicken with pineapple
Siam chicken with pineapple