Posted tagged ‘Thai food’

Pok Pok

February 10, 2010

I don’t have time to go into detail about how scrumptious the food was at Pok Pok but I’ll let the pictures and menu descriptions speak for themselves.  It’s not your traditional Thai restaurant.  There is no pad thai on the menu and the cook is a white guy but the food was awesome.  It’s tiny so make sure to go early!!  We got there at 4:50 PM (they open at 5 for dinner) and snagged the last indoor table.  We then had to roll ourselves out of the restaurant after consuming all of this food…

Kai Yaang  (Whole Bird): Roasted natural game hen rubbed with lemongrass, garlic, pepper and cilantro served with a spicy sweet and sour dipping sauce.
Muu Sateh: Carlton Farms pork loin skewers marinated in coconut milk and turmeric, grilled over charcoal and served with peanut sauce, cucumber relish and grilled bread. Yes, bread really is the normal accompaniment.
Phat Phak Ruam Mit: Stir fried mixed vegetables and wild caught prawns with garlic, fish sauce and oyster sauce. Not all Thai food is spicy.
Khao Soi Kai: Northern Thai mild curry noodle soup made with our secret curry paste recipe, natural chicken on the bone and house-pressed fresh coconut milk. Served with pickled mustard greens, shallots, crispy yellow noodles and roasted chili paste. Chiang Mai specialty, with Burmese origins.
Ike’s Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings: Fresh natural chicken wings marinated in fish sauce, garlic and sugar, deep fried, tossed in caramelized Phu Quoc fish sauce and garlic and served with Vietnamese table salad. Our daytime grill cook Ich Truong’s recipe from his home in Vietnam.
Jasmine Rice
Coconut Rice
Thai Iced Tea

3226 SE Division Street  Portland, OR

Billy’s in town!

February 20, 2009

Billy is in town for an audit so we got together for dinner in Burlingame.  It worked out perfectly because Boyfriend’s friend was also in town and needed to be taken to SFO that night.

Kelly suggested Narin for some Thai food and we ordered up a feast!  There were six of us and we needed to make sure no one left hungry.



We went with the papaya salad and chicken salad.  (both Kelly’s recommendations and they were good ones at that!)  The papaya salad had little dried shrimp in it.


We got these fish cake appetizers.


You can’t really go wrong with chicken satay and peanut sauce.


So I’ve always looked over at other people’s pineapple fried rice (the presentation is always so grandiose) but have never tried it before because I love sticky white rice with green chicken curry when I eat Thai.  I’m not a fan of cooked fruit in general so I avoided the pineapple pieces and ate the rest.


We were trying to be healthy by ordering a vegetable dish and ended up with FRIED tofu on spinach with peanut sauce. ; )


Pad see ew with beef.


Yay, the group agreed to green chicken curry and we got some white rice for that.

The food was good although we were pretty much the only people in the restaurant for most of the duration of our meal.  I have two other favorite Thai restaurants which are much closer to our place so I don’t know if I’ll be going back to Narin unless we’re making another trip to SFO.

231 Park Rd.  Burlingame, CA

Downtown Mtn. View eats

April 28, 2008

Boyfriend and I went on our first dinner date since we moved to NorCal last Friday night. Numerous people told me that Castro St. has plenty of great restaurants so we parked at one end and walked down the street while we tried to decide where to eat. I wasn’t craving anything in particular and almost everything sounded good! The weather was perfect for a stroll and we were able to burn off some of the calories after dinner when we walked back to the car. 🙂

Amarin has been voted the Best Thai Restaurant in Mountain View for the past five (or so) consecutive years so we took a table on the sidewalk and ate here.

I chose the Thai crispy noodles (mee-grob) because they sounded interesting and I had never had anything like them.  They were tossed with sweet and sour sauce and served with shrimp and tofu.  They were so good and really filling for an appetizer!

We went with chicken green curry with sticky rice.  It had a nice kick to it but wasn’t too spicy.

Boyfriend’s excellent choice was the Tamarind prawns with snap peas and cashews.  They tasted like they had just come off the grill.  The only downside was that they were incredibly difficult to peel off from the shell.

I loved Castro St. and the neighborhood around it. 🙂  Boyfriend really liked this restaurant and I have a feeling we’ll be back again in the future.

174-176 Castro St.  Mountain View, CA

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