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Papaya Thai and Asian BBQ Restaurant Review: Papaya has an airy atmosphere and hosts a clientele who enjoy the blending of Eastern and Western décor and a mix of Thai, Chinese and Asian fusion fare. The menu includes big bowl noodle soups, a Thai twist on Vietnamese pho, and the signature som tum, shredded papaya with long beans, tomatoes, garlic, chili and an herb lime dressing. The curry sampler, with a trio of shrimp panang, beef massaman and green curry chicken with jasmine rice, eases the decision-making process. If heat isn't your preference, try the boneless chicken filet seasoned with dark Thai barbecue sauce and sesame seeds, or the beef short ribs with roasted pumpkin served on a sizzling plate. Two thin-cut grilled pork chops with a sweet and spicy chili sauce and mashed sweet potatoes demonstrate the kitchen’s expertise with the art of Asian grilling. A fun drinks menu has classics like mai tais and fruity frozen concoctions.