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Seeking truly authentic Thai food in SF

Benny Choi | Nov 9, 200512:22 AM

There sure are a lot of Thai restaurants in San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area. Many are good, while most are not so good, in my opinion.

What I'm looking for are recommendations for Thai restaurants that serve truly authentic Thai cuisine.

I recently visited Bangkok and learned that I love real Thai food, which has so much more in flavor, complexity, and spiciness than what is mostly served here as Thai food. Street food, cafe food, and restaurant fare - it was all so good there.

Now I want to find the closest approximation to what I enjoyed overseas.

I'm hoping to hear recommendations from those who have eaten Thai food in Thailand and can point to SF Bay Area spots which prepare food without regard to the American palate. Doesn't matter if the place is a hole in the wall or has terrible service or inappropriate prices.

Thanks!

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