Mali-Thai in Ashburn gives consistently delicious dishes, and has at least a few unique, delicious, and affordable Thai dishes. If I could give a 4.5, we absolutely would.
A colleague took me there for lunch two years ago, and we are there for takeout dinner two to three times a month ever since.
From the Chef's Specials menu, we HIGHLY recommend the Kor Moo Yang. This marinated pork is tender, grilled delicious every bite is soaked through with flavor. Every time we order, this dish is exceptional. It comes with crispy steamed vegetables, delicious rice, and an optional delightful light tamarind sauce.
We routinely get the Ka Pow Gai Sub (minced chicken, basil, g.beans, spicy) which absolutely never fails to please. We skip around the Noodles section - the Drunken Noodles are excellent, as the Pad See Ew is delightful.
Every dish we have tried is very good, tasty, and we would order it again. Several of the Entrees, the papaya salad, the little crispy spring rolls, etc. The staff is always friendly on the phone and when we pickup. We drive about 20 minutes to get there for takeout; we think it's worth it! Definitely a hidden gem for Thai food in Ashburn.