Best Of 2016

Best Thai Restaurant in Oakland County: Sy Thai Cafe

459 E Big Beaver, Troy; 248-817-2694; sythairestaurant.com/birmingham

At this point, Thai food is at the same place in the U.S. as Chinese food was in the 1980s or '90s. It's so ubiquitous that middle Americans have learned not just to distinguish between noodle dishes or to really get down with the spicy stuff, but many of us consider ourselves experts on the cuisine. So when our readers declare Sy Thai the best Thai place in Oakland Country, it's hard to disagree — this stuff is very tasty.