Tag Archives: thai

Khao Kaeng – CLOSED

21 Apr

IMG_4079.jpegNow that it is starting to warm up, it is always nice to find a new restaurant to dine at that has an outdoor patio. A friend and I decided to try Khao Kaeng in Montecito which is located in the old Scoop location. I have enjoyed meals at their sister restaurant, Empty Bowls at the Public Market, so my expectations were high. After our waiter checked with the kitchen, I was able to confirm that the Larb Mushrooms and Pad Thai could be prepared safe for me. The mushrooms had a subtle heat to them which gave the dish a nice flavor.IMG_4082.jpegI ordered the Pad Thai with shrimp which was a pretty sizable portion. Even though the waiter checked with the chef to see what would be safe, I felt more comfortable eating at the noodle bar at the Public Market since everything was right in front of me. I think it was also because at the Public Market, I was able to speak with the owner directly whereas here, it was clear that the waiter wasn’t as knowledgeable about cross contamination until he spoke with the kitchen. 

Tap Thai

2 May

Happy Celiac Awareness Month! Last night, we went to Tap Thai Restaurant. When I ordered a Thai Iced Tea, it came in a large mason jar. There is something about drinking something out of a mason jar that just makes it that much more enjoyable. I started with the Summer Roll.

This had tofu, carrot and green leaves in a rice paper wrap. It was served with a great peanut sauce. Our waitress (who was able to give me the ingredients of the peanut sauce since she made it), had them not fry the tofu. Typically it is done in oil with non-GF things. I then had the Pad Thai with shrimp.

I asked for this to be made spicy but I didn’t really taste any heat in it. Overall, we liked our meal here but it seems like they might need at least one more server. There was one girl running the show and it was just a bit crazy for only one person handling all the tables, to-go orders and apparently making the tasty peanut sauce.

Your Place

14 Nov

More often than not, we crave Thai food. We are very loyal to our favorite Thai restaurant, Your Place, located on Milpas Street. Tonight, I started with the Tom Kah soup. This sweet and spicy soup was great since it was a cold night. I then got the Pad Thai as a main course after I verified that they do not use soy sauce in their Pad Thai dish.

This had tons of cilantro on top which was very much appreciated. I think that one day when I have the time and energy, I want to grow my own cilantro so that I can just throw it on everything that I consume.