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Thai House at Loehmann's Plaza, Sacramento (long)

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Thai House at Loehmann's Plaza, Sacramento (long)

Tracy L. | Jan 25, 2006 10:55 PM

I have always been interested in Thai House because it is relatively close to home. It is located in Loehmann’s Plaza across the parking lot from Scott’s Seafood. If you are not familiar with it it is because it has had many incarnations over the years. It was once a tacqueria and then a Chinese restaurant. I think there have been other restaurants at different times at that location but I can’t recall what they were. In short, given the history of the spot, I wanted to try it just in case it changed again.

Last night we decided to give them a try. I had three initial impressions before even before trying the food: First of all, it is really charmingly decorated pleasant but not overdone. Second, the service is very attentive but like the décor the waiter was also unobtrusive. Third, the place does not smell like food; which I find to be kind of off putting, not unpleasant, just a little odd. Anyway, we tried the green curry and a fried fish dish. The green curry was good but it was too soupy and the eggplant was under cooked. The fish although touted as a whole fish was a fish fillet. It was topped with onions, bell peppers, and basil and it seemed to swim in a sweet and hot pepper sauce. Again it was good but not great. For dessert I ordered the Mangoes and Sticky Rice. I’ve had it several places and feel it was one of the best I’ve had. DH was delighted with it as well because it was his first time trying it. The rice was sticky without being overly gooey and sprinkled on top with toasted sesame seeds. The mangoes were absolute perfection; they were just sweet enough but still tangy. There was even a little extra warm coconut milk. It was nicely presented as well. I know it is not a complicated dish but it was nice to try a really remarkable version of the dish. I’d like to try some of the other entrees at Thai House in hopes that there is one that rivals the mango dish.

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