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Short review on Thai Nakorn

tols | Nov 26, 200302:14 AM


Summary: delicious Thai food on the peninsula.

My girlfriend and I had lunch last Saturday at Thai Nakorn, a Thai restaurant previously reviewed favourably on this board and the food certainly lived up to its billing. My visual memory is a bit hazy so the descriptions are probably a bit off but I definitely remember the tastes :-).

We started with the fried fish cakes. It was 5 dollar-coin sized cakes with the thickness of 2 quarters, with bits of spices visible in the exterior. It was accompanied with julienned cucumbers in a light lime dressing. This was the weakest dish of the ones that we chose. It has a bit oily but was still tasty when eaten together with its associated condiment. B+

Our first entree was Thai-style beef tendon soup, a special. The broth was light and not oily. We tasted chili pepper, chinese cilantro and chinese celery. The meat was quite tender which was a change from the Chinese versions that I've tasted where the meat is a bit overcooked ie tough. The various tastes mingled quite nicely in your mouth. A real winner. A

Our last dish was another special - the fabled catfish salad. Wow. I don't how to describe the visual appearance of the catfish in this dish. It was deep-fried crispy catfish pieces sitting on a bed of lettuce which was mixed with a slightly tart light vinagrette. The catfish was completely devoid of grease and very crunchy. The flavors really came together in this dish. Another winner. A

The bill came up to $33 including the tip (we only had water to drink).

This is definitely the best Thai restaurant that I've visited but my experience is very limited - Thai Satay Restaurant, Bow Thai and Nipa-pon Thai Cuisine, all located in San Mateo.

Thanks to everyone that recommended this gem. We'll definitely return.

Thanks for reading

Thai Nakorn
464 San Mateo Ave.
San Bruno, CA 94066
(650) 583-7555
11am - 10pm

I think the actual hours may be different at least on Sunday so call ahead.

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