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Thai Taqueria Tuk Tuk Real Opens Tonight

Ready or not, here comes Thai-Mexican fusion from the Circles team.

Tuk Tuk Real
429 South Street
Phone: 267-639-2396; website not yet active
Status: Open house tonight; fully open September 11 at 11 a.m. 5 p.m.

Tuk Tuk Real is set to start serving Thai-Mexican fusion on South Street. Alex Boonphaya, chef-owner of Circles Thai, partnered with his Circles sous chef Silvestre Rincon on the project, a casual 45-seater that promises late-night hours, takeout, and delivery.

The expansive menu (see the full thing below) includes items like lamb massaman nachos, Thai-spiced chicken tortilla soup, daily special tamales, and lemongrass carnitas folded into tacos and burritos. Tonight, September 10, they'll be offering free tastes of a few dishes from 6 to 9 p.m.; normal operations begin Thursday at 11 a.m.
UPDATED: The opening on September 11 has been changed to 5 p.m.
Above: An in-progress shot of Tuk Tuk Real. [Photo: Facebook]

Beginning Thursday, September 11, hours will be as follows:

Monday: 5 to 10 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Thursday through Saturday: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Menu: (click to enlarge)

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Tuk Tuk Real

429 South St., Philadelphia PA 19147