SF Weekly recently pondered a “secret” Thai-language menu at Little Saigon’s Zen Yai Thai, but it’s the boat noodles (i.e., Thai beef noodle soup) you should order, DezzerSF says.

“Best boat noodle I’ve had, even better than the ones I had in Thailand. Really thick broth, plenty of greens, and pork cracklings on top. My Thai friend says they use the right noodles in their version,” DezzerSF says.

Another tip from DezzerSF: sautéed calamari from the old Racha Thai, the previous tenant here. Ask for it spicy.

Zen Yai Thai Restaurant [Tenderloin]
771 Ellis Street, San Francisco

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Photograph of boat noodles by od_sf

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