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    Post #1 - March 31st, 2007, 9:47 am
    Post #1 - March 31st, 2007, 9:47 am Post #1 - March 31st, 2007, 9:47 am
    A little birdie told me that Little Thai Home formerly of Kedzie/Lawrence is reopening in the Tamarind Thai space in Arlington Heights (Golf, just east of Arlington Hts. Road.)
    Let's see if the buffets return!
  • Post #2 - December 20th, 2007, 8:37 am
    Post #2 - December 20th, 2007, 8:37 am Post #2 - December 20th, 2007, 8:37 am
    Has anyone eaten here? I would love some feedback!
  • Post #3 - December 20th, 2007, 8:48 am
    Post #3 - December 20th, 2007, 8:48 am Post #3 - December 20th, 2007, 8:48 am
    HI,

    I heard Thai Little Home had moved to around the time the Chicago Tribune had an article on Lincoln images. It appears Thai Little Home Kedzie location had a Lincoln statuette in their altar. If someone visits and can check back on Lincoln's status, then please report back.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

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  • Post #4 - December 20th, 2007, 12:22 pm
    Post #4 - December 20th, 2007, 12:22 pm Post #4 - December 20th, 2007, 12:22 pm
    HI,

    Deep in this thread on early Thai, there is a discussion on Thai Little Home.

    I went there once to find it middle of the road. When I can spend the same money for a far superior meal at Spoon Thai, TAC and few other places. No real need to return or seek out Thai Little Home beyond my interest in the Lincoln statuette.

    If and when you have the contact phone number and address, then please add it to this thread.

    638 E. Golf Road
    Arlington Heights, IL 60005
    ph: 847-806-6221
    thailittlehome@thailittlehome.com


    Regards,
    Last edited by Cathy2 on December 21st, 2007, 11:22 am, edited 1 time in total.
    Cathy2

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  • Post #5 - December 21st, 2007, 11:15 am
    Post #5 - December 21st, 2007, 11:15 am Post #5 - December 21st, 2007, 11:15 am
    Hi,

    I found their web site at www.thailittlehome.com that has the menu and address. The web site says that they opened in Arlington Heights in April 2007.
  • Post #6 - July 28th, 2009, 2:02 pm
    Post #6 - July 28th, 2009, 2:02 pm Post #6 - July 28th, 2009, 2:02 pm
    I had forgotten that there was a restaurant back in this strip mall. But they were on the list from the Thai trade center http://www.thaitradeusa.com/thaiselect/restaurants.html. So I went by for lunch with mom.

    It's a pretty good deal for lunch. The portions aren't very big but they are tasty and sides are pretty substantial. For those not clicking through "All lunches served with (1) egg roll, (1) chicken satay, Pad Thai (no meat) and fried rice (no meat)." There was also some sweet cucumber and onion pickle. I had the Pad Khee Mao Noodles which had a pleasant kick from the peppers. Mom had the Pad See Ewe which was pretty good. Our third diner had the red curry which was a little odd since they gave him the same sides (instead of swapping the fried rice for jasmine or white rice). He gave it a thumbs up though.

    I should really try the place for dinner before the coupon runs out. It's nice to have a reasonable thai lunch place nearby. I wouldn't put this restaurant up against Spoon Thai but it scores over the local competition like Thai Garden by running (tasty) lunch specials.
  • Post #7 - July 28th, 2009, 2:07 pm
    Post #7 - July 28th, 2009, 2:07 pm Post #7 - July 28th, 2009, 2:07 pm
    Hi,

    When you go, will you please check if the Lincoln statuette is present in their altar?

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #8 - August 27th, 2009, 12:12 pm
    Post #8 - August 27th, 2009, 12:12 pm Post #8 - August 27th, 2009, 12:12 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:Hi,
    When you go, will you please check if the Lincoln statuette is present in their altar?


    Is this the one, Cathy?

    Image
  • Post #9 - August 27th, 2009, 1:33 pm
    Post #9 - August 27th, 2009, 1:33 pm Post #9 - August 27th, 2009, 1:33 pm
    Yes!

    Maybe last year, there was an article in the Tribune talking about odd locations where you can find Lincoln. Thai Little Home's alter was mentioned.

    When I saw this topic pop up, immediately Lincoln popped in my brain. Thank you for a most satisfying picture for the day.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

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  • Post #10 - August 27th, 2009, 1:59 pm
    Post #10 - August 27th, 2009, 1:59 pm Post #10 - August 27th, 2009, 1:59 pm
    Cathy,

    Lincoln is a frequent honored presence in Thai Restaurants. For some reason (I'm sure someone here knows what it is), Lincoln is quite the hero to Thais. Elephant Thai has a portrait of Lincoln on the wall right next to the one of the Thai King.
    Steve Z.

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    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #11 - August 27th, 2009, 2:33 pm
    Post #11 - August 27th, 2009, 2:33 pm Post #11 - August 27th, 2009, 2:33 pm
    stevez wrote:Cathy,

    Lincoln is a frequent honored presence in Thai Restaurants. For some reason (I'm sure someone here knows what it is), Lincoln is quite the hero to Thais. Elephant Thai has a portrait of Lincoln on the wall right next to the one of the Thai King.

    Steve,

    I only knew of the Thai Little Home. Now I will have to be on the look out for other hidden Lincolns.

    Thank you for sowing the seed of a new obsession! :D

    Regards,
    Cathy2

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  • Post #12 - August 27th, 2009, 2:36 pm
    Post #12 - August 27th, 2009, 2:36 pm Post #12 - August 27th, 2009, 2:36 pm
    It's because they were all so moved by the story of "The Small House of Uncle Thomas."
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  • Post #13 - August 27th, 2009, 2:51 pm
    Post #13 - August 27th, 2009, 2:51 pm Post #13 - August 27th, 2009, 2:51 pm
    Mike G wrote:It's because they were all so moved by the story of "The Small House of Uncle Thomas."


    OK, now that's a good one!
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #14 - October 23rd, 2009, 5:02 pm
    Post #14 - October 23rd, 2009, 5:02 pm Post #14 - October 23rd, 2009, 5:02 pm
    As an old update, I took a couple of lincoln pictures within a day or 3 of Nghe. The staff was probably a bit perplexed. I've also discovered that photos have to be hosted elsewhere. My photos aren't any better so I haven't bothered to set things up.
  • Post #15 - October 23rd, 2009, 5:16 pm
    Post #15 - October 23rd, 2009, 5:16 pm Post #15 - October 23rd, 2009, 5:16 pm
    I spoke to Ann at Elephant Thai about the Lincoln Phenomenon. She explained that Chulalongkorn, better known as King Rama V freed the slaves in Thailand some time after Lincoln did so here in the USA, so there is an affinity for both Lincoln and Rama V among many Thais. She also mentioned that Thais are pretty superstitious, and a portrait of Lincoln could also be a homage to Illinois, in some cases.

    Chulalongkorn was best known for his abolition of Siamese slavery. He associated the abolition of slavery in the United States with the bloodshed of the American Civil War. Chulalongkorn, to prevent such a bloodbath in Siam, provided several steps towards the abolition of slavery, not an extreme turn point from servitude to total freedom. In fact, American and Siamese slaves were not on the same basis, as American slavery was racial in nature whereas Siamese slavery was economic in nature. Those who found themselves unable to live on their own poverty sold themselves into slavery of rich noblemen. Likewise, when a debt was defaulted the borrower would became a slave of the lender. If the debt was redeemed, one's freedom was regained.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #16 - September 1st, 2020, 12:33 pm
    Post #16 - September 1st, 2020, 12:33 pm Post #16 - September 1st, 2020, 12:33 pm
    Family-owned suburban stalwart Thai Little Home permanently closed in April after more than 40 years so its owners could retire, according to a Facebook post.

    https://chicago.eater.com/2020/5/12/212 ... oronavirus
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  • Post #17 - September 3rd, 2020, 8:17 pm
    Post #17 - September 3rd, 2020, 8:17 pm Post #17 - September 3rd, 2020, 8:17 pm
    I was sad to see it go. Enjoyed the homey atmosphere as much as the food.
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