The pad kee mao at Bua 9 is some of the best we’ve had in Seattle. These drunken noodles have a nice kick from the chili jam, little charred bits on the egg and noodle edges, and crisp vegetables. You also shouldn’t miss Bua 9’s kickass curries - come with a friend and split one of each.
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