4514 Westgate Boulevard
Austin, TX 78745
The bright decor at Madam Mam's, with upside-down parasols on the ceiling, sets the mood for an equally eye-opening dining experience. Start your meal with Thai fish cakes, ground fish mixed with Thai spices and magrood leaf. It's served with a wonderful sweet-and-sour cucumber sauce sprinkled with ground peanuts. Spring rolls are another great appetizer that pack an unexpected burst of flavor, thanks to the addition of mint and basil. If you can't get enough basil, opt for the finely chopped chicken (pad ped ga-prao) with Thai basil, Thai pepper, and mushrooms. The shrimp pad thai is also excellent, spicy with a hint of sweetness.