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A great Thai place (no MSG!) Any other natural Asian restaurants in the Bay Area?

anigozanthos | Jun 9, 2008 09:37 PM

Hi Chowhounds,
I finally found a terrific organic Asian restaurant that does not use MSG or other artificial ingredients. Our family has lots of allergies and my son breaks out in hives when he eats MSG. Do you have recommendations for other Asian restaurants -- Chinese, Japanese, or Korean in the Bay Area that does not use MSG, nitrates, nitrites, etc?

Our newest find and a real favorite of ours is Sirayvah Organic Thai in San Carlos. We just adore this place and come here every week. The food is organic (their prices are little on the higher side as a result) and it is absolutely sublime. The salads are spectacular with a very subtle dressing. I find that many of their dishes incorporate the special Thai combination of sour, sweet, crunchy, soft, warm and cold. It's not the typical Thai restaurant stuff. The flavors are subtle and complex. Our favorite dishes are chicken satay, lamb yang, pad see yoo, meang kum. I heartily recommend this little restaurant. Their servers are quite subtle, so don't be put off if they don't rush to your elbow every ten minutes during your meal. We go here a lot and I've noticed they are very unobtrusive and modest. If I so much as glance at them, they come right over though. FYI the interior is very cozy and romantic but we come here with our kids too.

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