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Jhanthong Banbua for lunch - Santa Rosa

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Jhanthong Banbua for lunch - Santa Rosa

kare_raisu | Aug 21, 2007 03:02 PM

This Thai restaurant is pretty close to the JC so I went by today for lunch after hearing some good things.

Ive only been to the new thai place near RR square but JB beats this place hands down. Nothing I had (green curry, sate, fresh salad rolls) were life-altering but everything was well executed. I would gladly eat here again despite the brusque service which is understable considering the lunchtime rush.

The fresh rolls were pretty good -no peanut sauce but rather two rolls cut like sushi and covered in a sweet soy sauce. The sauce wasnt too overwhelming but would have preferred it on the side. The chile-garlic condiment was well used to cut this sweetness of the sauce. Filling was fried tofu ans assort veg.

I liked the sate because it was pounded thin and had some good charring going on. The peanut sauce was thinner and much tastier than other renditions I have had.

The green curry tasted of fresh chiles, coriander and cumin and had some nice kabocha...not bad.

The iced tea almost looked to have a mango hue --mango thai iced tea?

I am interested to try the Laab and other appetizers as well as my favorite curry the Mussaman.

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