Thai Thai at the Bishop Airport: Build it and they will come, should be the motto for this Thai restaurant. Located on the grounds of the Bishop general aviation airfield, Thai Thai has carved out a niche in the Bishop dining scene.
Not an elaborate menu for lunch, one page with about a dozen choices. There are a few Thai classics with Pad Thai of course. I went with the deep fried spring rolls and Thai fried rice.
The spring rolls were fried fresh, were nice and crispy, and filled with vegetables. A sweet and sour sauce accompanied the spring rolls. Good, hot and crunchy but not particularly Thai, more Chinese in flavor than Thai. I have tended over the years to appreciate the fresh and unfried spring rolls in Vietnamese cuisine, but as fried spring rolls go, these were very good.
The Thai fried rice was another story. This rice was spicy, flavorful, and was more of what I expected from a Thai restaurant. The heat of the dish didn’t come all at once, it built with each bite, almost forcing you to eat more and faster just to work up the necessary perspiration to combat the heat building in your mouth. The shrimp in the dish were cooked properly and there were whole pieces of basil throughout the dish.
I wish I had more time in Bishop to eat at Thai Thai at least 3 more times to try a few of the classics. My Jedi senses tell me that this place is a winner and unique among the restaurants along the East Side of California and HWY 395. I look forward to coming here again (and yes, I told my climbing buddies about this place every chance I get).