Pasadena is hardly the most fertile stomping ground for good Thai cuisine, but President Thai on Rosemead Blvd. is definitely worth a trip. The ambiance adds to the overall flavor - designed to look like a Thai temple of sorts complete with trickling water falls and golden buddha statues.
The Pad Thai is teeming with seafood and the satay is excellent - served with sticky rice! Reasonable prices too. I'm a fan!