Dok Bua: A Taste of Thailand

Dok Bua is a super-cheap, fantastic little Thai place tucked away on Harvard St. right on the boundary of Brookline and Alston. They offer a huge variety of apps and entrees. Everything I had there was fresh and very flavorful. I would highly recommend this place.

Tom Kha Gai

There is something incredibly comforting about this dish. The sweetness of the coconut milk blends with the tang of the lime and the very subtle spice of chilis and these ingredients wake up your taste-buds on a melancholy, rainy day. The strips of chicken were tender and contrasted very well by the soft mushroom caps. The small size of this soup is just enough to wake you up and prepare you for the rest of the meal without filling you up and weighing you down. A definite must-have.

Golden Triangle

Fried to golden perfection, vegetable puree wrapped in a only-slightly-oily casing, served with a delicious pepper-vinegar dipping sauce.


 A very interesting dish. Spicy, freeze-dried shrimp, peanut, lime, chili, red onion and Chinese broccoli served on a bed of greens with seasoned soy. Kind-of like a lettuce wrap except with a very interesting combo of flavors and textures.

Eel with Soy Sauce

Tender, delicious, though a bit over-soy-ed eel on a bed of fresh broccoli and baby corn salad. Highly recommended.


Delicious, though maybe a bit too busy. Tender baby corn, carrots, onions and button mushrooms with salty strings of soy beef popping out here and there and topped off with toasted cashews.

One of the House Specialties

I didn’t try this one but it looked delicious.

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