By Ezra Klein
Nava Thai, on the border of Silver Springs and Wheaton, is getting a lot of love lately. Tyler Cowen calls it one of the “four or five ethnic places which are way better than the rest.” Various food bloggers have talked up the searingly hot floating market soup. Exciting! But…eh. I went on Friday, and we order the aforementioned soup, some papaya salad, and some crispy duck. The duck not only lacked any sort of crispiness, but was cold. The floating market soup was very spicy, but not memorable beyond that. The papaya salad, admittedly, was great. Everything took forever to leave the kitchen, which would be fine, except that everything tasted like it had sat around for awhile before leaving.
Maybe it was an off night.