Chowdown at Ran Kanom Thai noodle in San Pablo.
7 chowhounders enjoyed yummy thai food at Ran Kanom Thai noodles in San Pablo Friday night.
They now have artisan organic beers and cider on tap and some of us sampled them.
Here is what we ate:
24.Lao Style Green Papaya Salad with Salted Fish Sauce
26.Green Papaya Salad with Peanuts and Salty Crab
30.Green Mango Salad with Crispy Anchovies
A friend gave me a large supply of fresh Sichuan peppercorns and I brought some for the chef owner as a gift because I knew she would appreciate them. To our delight she made us a fish dish that featured them. It was very Chinese inspired with black beans and lots of numbing from the peppercorns.
F. Crispy Rice with Nam Sausage. A new addition to the menu and a favorite of ours.
32.Larb : Minced Pork Salad
6.Thai Boat Noodle (Choice of Beef or Pork)
16.Kaw Soi (Chicken)
For dessert we had:
Mango with sticky rice
Baby banana in coconut milk
Black rice with taro and young coconut
Comments: I didn't try the Green mango salad because I am allergic to unripe mangos but my husband thought it was fantastic. The papaya salads were both great although the flavor profiles were similar. Boat noodles were even better than we remembered. I thought everything was really good. My favorite dessert was the black rice which reminded me a little of one we tried at Kin Khao in SF.