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Thai Temple lunch (San Bruno) - another report

Han Lukito | Jun 29, 200305:17 PM

Following the hounds track, me and wife visitted the place today. It is actually rather small, open air place.

The larb: minced pork and small amount of innards mixed in on top of cabbage with dressings that has hints of spicy and sourness. Very well done and home style. If you have distaste for innards stuff, you may not enjoy this. $5

Papaya salad: julienned papaya, soft shell crab (more like hard shell) with a sweet sour dressing. I do not enjoy this as much as the other hounds. My wife did not even touch it. I think the crabs made the whole thing a bit off - skip the crab next time. I asked for spicy but did not feel spicy at all. $5

Combo plate: an eggroll (tasty), slow simmered pork stew with hardboiled egg and tofu and a delicious serving of chicken with basil. It also includes plenty of rice. My only complain is the small amounts given for $5.

Chicken soup with fish ball, shredded chicken, pork slices over soft white rice sticks noodle. Nice touch with the fried shallots and scallions. Decent broth but nothing spectacular.

I also got the tapioca balls with minced pork filling. It's allright.

The coconut drink mix with various jellies is a winner. It also includes bits of nangka (yellow jackfuit) and some fragrant mix. Excellent but portion is too small for $2 (eat here).

Very interesting eating place for sure and quite enjoyable. I would not consider it spectacular but nevertheless you get very interesting choices there compared to the restaurant and you can really see the dishes and how they made some of them.

Next stop: Berkeley temple !!

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