Restaurants & Bars 3

Krung Thai, San Jose

andy | Apr 24, 2006 05:35 PM

Friday night, we were craving some Thai, so we went to a favorite, Krung Thai (the newer location by Valley Fair Mall). Among the 3 of us, we had the papaya salad, a special of the day seabass entrée, green chicken curry, and my personal favorite, pineapple fried rice.

Though we ordered it medium heat, the papaya salad was really spicy- too hot for me. Our noses began to run immediately and even my Korean friend who can normally withstand heated dishes thought it was a bit strong. As usual, the seafood special was great. I always order a special whenever I come here and I’ve never been disappointed by any of them. The dish consisted of cooked seabass fillet pieces on top of raw sliced cabbage all marinated in a thai lime/onion/ fishsauce dressing. I guess you could say it was a fish salad entrée. Nonetheless, it was very tasty and my friend hit the nail when she described it as “light and refreshing”. The green curry was good, but I’m not much of a curry eater. Our standard order of pineapple fried rice was also good. It’s got large shrimps, chicken, green peas, raisins (both dark and golden), pineapple and cashews. Despite the raisins and pineapple, the dish isn’t overwhelmingly sweet. It’s fantastic- one of my personal rule is that I never order fried rice at restaurants, as it never tastes as good as home-cooked. This is my one exception. I don’t know how they stir fry it w/o it being greasy either. Total came out to about $50 w/o tip.

Krung Thai
580 N Winchester Blvd
San Jose, 95128
(408) 248-3435

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