After looking up old posts I took a ride to Krua Thai for some takeout. Overall it was just ok.
I ordered fresh egg rolls, pork satay, angel wings, bbq chicken, pad thai, panang, pad prik and pineapple rice. I followed this up with some fresh wonderful Baklava from the Baklava Factory across the street.
I got the fresh eggs roll to try something different. The fresh egg rolls have tofu, shrimp, mock crab, chinese sausage and bean sprouts wrapped in a soft egg roll skin. This dish wasn't exactly to my taste but hey, I experimented and I learned.
I wanted beef satay but was told that they did not have beef for some reason. The pork satay was ok but but nothing out of the ordinary.
The angel wings which were perfect in every way. Great flavor, perfectly fried and even after the 25 minute ride back to Simi Valley their was still not one drop of oil to be found. This morning they reheatd well. I was impressed.
The bbq chicken was really good. The pieces were good sized and flavorful. I hate getting El Pollo sized chicken pieces. Chicken is inexpensive IMO and I expect something of size.
The pad thai was good but I as I said, I expected much more intense flavor in the dish.
The panang was a new dish or me that was recommended. Again I wanted intense flavors and the dish seemed mild.
The pad prik was good. I thought I might have been given some rice to go with it. The dish was flavorful and had a mild bite to it. It was a tad bit greasy however.
The pineapple fried rice was good but not to be redundant, where is the intensity of the flavors in these dishes?
The staff was very helpful and the restaurant seemed very clean indeed. If this is the best thai food in the SFV I need to go farther out.
I would go back because the angel wings were outstanding and the food was not bad at all. I have had better food at Ruen Thai in North Hollywood and Anajak in Sherman Oaks, both of which I have not been to in years. Are they still around and still good?
Is there better thai food in the SFV?
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