Ok, sorry for the corny title.
But is there ANY decent Thai food in Pasadena (or South Pasadena)?
Don't say Saladang or Saladang Song. Them are to Thai food what Mr. Chow's is to Chinese. Synthetic, overhyped ethnic food that's been dumbed down for the masses. Saladang was decent when it first opened many years ago, but now it's simply a parody of itself.
Places like Taste of Bangkok, President Thai, Patakan, City Thai and Thai Dishes do nothing for me. For a quick take-out dish so that you have something to wash down really good white rice with, they're ok, but anything beyond that and it's a no-go. They're more like sweeter versions of Chinese joints.
And don't even get me started on Thaitalian ... I'm looking for authentic (and preferrably, good) Thai ...