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
464 San Mateo Ave.
San Bruno, CA 94066
11am - 10pm
I think the actual hours may be different at least on Sunday so call ahead.
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