Mom’s Thai Kitchen
14710 Main Street
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Service: Very Friendly and Courteous
Facilities & Equipment: Very Clean. Small Waiting Area. Exclusively Take-out
Prices: Reasonable at $3 to $30
Strong points: Best freshly homemade Thai Food that can be found in the remote town of Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Delivery is available within a 10 mile radius
Upper Marlboro, officially the Town of Upper Marlboro, is the seat of Prince George’s County, Maryland, which just happens to be one of the wealthiest counties in the State, located to the east of Washington D.C., near the crossroads of Route 301 and Pennsylvania Avenue (Route 4). The tiny hamlet was first settled around 1695. In 1706, Marlborough Town was established as a port town by the Act for the Advancement of Trade an
d Erecting Ports and Towns.It was named after John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, an ancestor of Winston Churchill.
The land, which was to become the town, was part of several estates known as Grove Landing, Meadows, and Darnall’s Chance, owned by the Brooke, Beall, and Darnall families, respectively.
Darnall’s Chance, also known as the Buck House, was built between 1694 and 1712. The house can still be found across from the present-day County Administration Building on Gov. Oden Bowie Drive. It was owned by the Darnall and Carroll families. The home may have been the birthplace of Daniel Carroll, a signer of the U.S. Constitution, and his brother, John Carroll, the first bishop of the Roman Catholic Church in what would become the United States.
At present, the town is the county seat of Prince George’s County. Located within the town are the Prince George’s County Courthouse, County Administration Building, the Board of Education, and the headquarters of the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office. The town’s atmosphere is remarkably different, depending on the time of day.
Since its initial conception the town has changed quite a bit. It initially boomed as a port town for tobacco trade and farming. But what has not changed is the small meandering road that is known as Main Street. You can literally walk through downtown in lest than 10 minutes.
And with that being said, the economy is sustained by the presence of the courthouse, which draws a a great deal of business to the area in the form of various bail bond offices, real estate agents, locksmith, banks and law firms.
And among these various principle buildings and small storied 18th Century dwellings with store fronts that had modern lights and neon signs, you will find Mom’s Thai Kitchen at 14710 Main Street that opened in 2012.
I grudgingly had to travel nearly 5o miles to the town for legal business and had arrived well far in advance of my appointment, but I was just in time for lunch.
Exclusively a take out operation, from the looks, of it, Mom’s Thai Kitchen is a very tiny mom and pop kind of shop that makes some of the best Thai food you can find, in of all places and unexpectedly in the tiny town of Upper Marlboro.
First of all, the service is extremely friendly. The food is fresh and clean tasting, pleasing on the palate. Appetizers and Main Dishes for lunch range from $3 to $15 dollars. The Dinner Hour, prices will range $3 to $30 dollars, depending on the dish.
I ordered the Steven’s Urban Noodles, a dish named after a local lawyer there in town. When the owner placed the carry out container in my hands, I know I was going to enjoy it and I told him so. You just cannot beat the hand made noodles for this dish. it was amazing. Freshly cut carrots, scallions, and scrambled eggs with just a hint of soy sauce and palm sugar made for a delightful meal. It was like having a home cooked meal in Thailand.
Other offerings on the menu include Crispy Spring Rolls, Shrimp Pad See Ew, Drunken Shrimp Fried Rice, Panang Curry Chicken and Traditional Pad Thai. The menu also has a nice mix of mild and spicy dishes to suite the taste of every palate.
So if you are ever in the area, make sure you check out Mom’s Thai Kitchen.
14710 Main Street, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772, Ph.(301) 627-0011