Best of Boston

2012 Best Thai Restaurant

Brown Sugar Café

All the exotic Thai flavors you love are here: The som tum papaya with sticky rice is a garlicky experience, with crunchy strands of papaya and dried shrimp. A lime dressing adds pep to the minced pork laab with herbs and toasted rice. The chicken satay, crispy spring rolls, and mango fried rice, meanwhile, serve as a tasty gateway to the wonders of southeast Asian cuisine.

1033 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, 617-787-4242,