Tower Shore Market, 5800 28th Ave. S, Gulfport, FL 33701
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Outhit Changkachit and Hoang Nguyen have owned the convenience store for 3 1/2 years, but added Thai takeout to the deli counter at the back about a year and half ago. Although he's Vietnamese, Nguyen is the cook, whipping up pad Thai and panang curries while you wait (you can also call in orders). Extra wide and slithery lad na rice noodles get a mild, garlicky brown oyster/sweet soy/fish sauce and broccoli, carrots and onion in addition to your chosen protein (this preparation comes from Thailand as well as Laos - Changkachit hails from both). The tiny kitchen also sends out very respectable fried rices, again with a choice of protein, soy-dark and steaming as it's packed into foam containers.