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lunch special‎

each lunch order is served with soup or green salad and steamed rice. choice of meat includes: chicken, beef or pork; and tofu for vegetarians

sweet and sour

Beer battered choice of meat or tofu deep fried, topped with pineapple, onion, carrot and bell pepper in a sweet and sour sauce.

pepper steak

Choice of meat sautéed with slices of bell pepper and onion in benjarong sauce.

green curry

Choice of meat or tofu in green curry and coconut milk with bamboo shoot, zucchini, bell pepper and basil.


Choice‎ of meat or tofu in smooth curry sauce with bell pepper.

char-broiled chicken

Chicken quarter grilled to perfection, served with spicy green sauce and sweet and sour sauce

garlic and pepper

Choice of marinated meat or tofu, baby corn and mushroom stir fried in light sauce with garlic and pepper, flavored with benjarong sauce.

chicken or beef broccoli

Chicken or beef stir fried with broccoli, mushrooms and carrot in benjarong sauce.

yellow curry

Choice of meat or tofu in smooth yellow curry and coconut milk with potato and onions.

kang ped

Choice of meat or tofu in Thai red curry with slices of bamboo shoot and bell pepper.


Choice of meat or tofu cooked in classic curry sauce with potato, onion and peanuts.

vegetable delight

Mixed vegetables stir fried in benjarong sauce.


spring rolls (4)

Crepes stuffed with ground chicken, glass noodles, cabbage, carrot and mushroom. deep fried and served with spicy sweet and sour sauce. vegetarian also available.

fried wontons (12)

Wonton skin stuffed with ground chicken and spices. deep fried and served with benjarong sweet and sour sauce.

stuffed angel wings (2)

Boned chicken wings. stuffed with minced chicken, glass noodles, mushroom, carrot, and cabbage in special spices. served with sweet and sour sauce.

wrapped shrimp

Deep fried shrimp wrapped with spiced ground chicken and egg noodle, served with sweet and sour sauce.

fish cakes

Fish cake patties seasoned with curry paste and green bean. deep fried and served with cucumber relish.

grilled shrimp or scallops

Choice of grilled shrimp or scallops on a skewer with a special sauce.

vegetable tempura

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An assortment of deep fried battered vegetables. served with special sauce.

lumpia (6)

Crepes stuffed with ground beef, chicken, carrot, potato, and onion. deep fried and served with special sauce.


Choice of chicken or pork. marinated and grilled on a skewer. served with peanut sauce and cucumber relish.

spicy liver

Breaded livers, sautéed in garlic and spices. served with spicy sauce.

crab favorite

Minced‎ chicken, crab meat, shrimp and spices. served with sweet and sour sauce.

gulf of siam platter

An assortment of deep fried battered seafood: shrimp, calamari, scallops, fish, and mussel. served with spicy sweet and sour sauce.

tofu delight

Deep fried tofu. crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. served with sweet and sour sauce, topped with ground peanuts.

curry puffs

Thai pastries stuffed with stir fried ground chicken, mimed white onion, potato and curry powder. deep fried till gold brown crispy

meat, poultry, pork‎

phad ka-pow

Choice of meat or tofu, stir-fried with chili, bell pepper, and basil in benjarong sauce.

cashew chicken

Stir fried chicken and cashews in benjarong sauce.

pepper steak

Tenderized choice of meat or tofu stir fried with scallion and bell pepper in special sauce.

sweet and sour

Deep fried choice of meet or tofu topped with pineapple, onion, carrot and bell pepper in a sweet and sour sauce.

yellow curry

Choice of meat or tofu cooked in a special smooth curry with potato, onion, and coconut milk.


Choice of meat or tofu cooked in a special smooth curry and peanut sauce.


Choice of meat or tofu stir fried with eggplant and basil in a spicy sauce.

garlic pepper stir fry

Marinated choice of meat or tofu with garlic and pepper, served with sliced cucumber and spicy green sauce.

beef or chicken broccoli

Beef or chicken stir fried with broccoli in benjarong sauce.

ginger meat

Choice of meat or tofu stir fried with mushroom, ginger, scallion, and carrot in benjarong sauce.

orange chicken

Deep fried chicken or tofu with orange flavor and dried chilies.

green curry

Choice‎ of meat or tofu cooked in green curry with bamboo shoot, bell pepper and zucchini in coconut milk.


Choice of meat or tofu cooked in classic curry sauce with potato and onion.


phad benjarong

Mixed seafood stir fried with yellow, green and red bell peppers, asparagus, and vegetables with benjarong sauce.

spicy orange roughy

Fried orange roughy with spicy basil chili sauce.

deli fish

Breaded and fried orange roughy topped with ground chicken, ginger, mushroom, and scallions in a special sauce.

snow pea shrimp

Shrimp stir fried with mushroom, water chestnuts and snow peas in a special sauce.

seafood ka-pow

A mixture of seafood: shrimp, crab, scallops, calamari and green mussels. stir fried with chili and mint leaves in special sauce.

kang koor

Shrimp in a special smooth coconut milk curry sauce and pineapple.

benjarong seafood curry

Choice‎ of ground beef, chicken, or pork mixed with onion, ground chili and mint leaves in benjarong sauce

sweet and sour fish

Deep fried orange roughy topped with sweet and sour sauce mixture including carrots, onion, and bell peppers.

five flavor fish delight

Deep‎ fried orange roughy topped with red and green bell peppers in five flavor sauce.

garlic shrimp

Sauteed shrimp in special garlic and pepper sauce served with cucumber slices and cilantro. dipped in green sauce.

shrimp curry

Shrimp in yellow curry sauce with potatoes and onion.


yum nuer

Slices of perfectly grilled beef sirloin in spicy lime juice and seasoned sauce, with cucumber, tomato, and scallion over a bed of mixed greens

shrimp salad

Cooked shrimp over a bed of mixed greens, cucumber and tomato slices, with special dressing

papaya salad

Shredded papaya, carrots, crushed peanuts, tomatoes and thai chili, with thai lemon dressing

yum yai

Spicy shrimp and chicken with egg served over a bed of greens with yummy dressing.


Choice of ground beef, chicken, or pork mixed with onion, ground chili and mint leaves in benjarong sauce

spicy shrimp salad

Grilled shrimp with chili sauce and herbs over a bed of greens and vegetables.

benjarong chef special salad

Breast of chicken grilled to perfection then sliced and tossed with fresh lettuce, tomato, hard boiled egg and peanut dressing.

roast duck salad

Boneless roast duck slices with scallion, cashews, pineapple, cucumber


(individual bowl)

tom yum

Hot and spicy sour soup with choice of meat or tofu.

tofu soup

Soft bean curd in special vegetable broth with vegetables.

beef noodle

Flat rice noodles with beef, meat balls, bean sprouts and scallion

chicken rice soup

Boiled‎ rice in special broth with ground chicken, sprinkled with green onion and cilantro.

tom kah kai

Hot and sour spicy soup of chicken or tofu, mushroom and baby corn in coconut milk

spicy egg drop soup

Vegetable and tofu in egg drop soup on spicy sauce.

wonton soup

Wontons stuffed with ground chicken in special broth with chicken and barbequed pork

house noodle

Choice of rice noodles or egg noodles, with barbequed pork, shrimp, and bean sprouts.


phad thai

Stir fried thin rice noodles, bean sprouts, scallion and egg with choice of meat or tofu. topped with ground peanuts.

spicy noodles

Stir fried choice of meat or tofu with chili and basil in special sauce over flat rice noodles.

kai koa noodle

Stir‎ fried flat rice noodle with chicken, egg, scallion, and bean sprouts on a bed of lettuce.

phad see ewe

Stir fried flat rice noodles, choice of meat or tofu, broccoli and egg in sweet brown soy sauce.

lard nah

Stir fried choice of meat or tofu and broccoli over flat rice noodles.

drunken noodles

Stir fried choice of meat with flat rice noodles, chili, bell pepper, onion, cabbage, tomato and basil.

phad woon-sen

Stir fried glass noodles with black mushroom, scallion, egg, tomato and vegetables.


fried rice

Choice of meat or tofu stir fried with egg, scallion, tomato and snow peas.

crab fried rice

Fried rice with crab claws, crab meat, egg tomato, scallion and onion.

gulf of siam fried rice

A mixture of seafood: shrimp, scallop, crab claw, calamari and mussels stir fried with egg, scallion, tomato and snow peas.

combination fried rice

Chicken, beef and pork stir fried with egg, scallion, tomato and snow peas.

shrimp fried rice

Fried rice with shrimp, egg, tomato, snow peas and scallion.

house special fried rice

Chicken, shrimp, barbequed pork and chinese sausage stir fried with egg, pineapple, scallion, snow peas, and cashews. served in a half pineapple.

side orders‎

soup of the day

steam rice

phad thai (noodles)

dinner salad

fried rice

brown rice


thai ice tea w/cream

ice tea

hot coffee

assorted juices

(cranberry, orange, apple, pineapple)

thai ice coffee w/cream

hot tea

soft drink

( coke, diet coke, sprite, root beer, lemonade, orange soda )



What are the 4 categories of Thai cuisine? ›

Traditional Thai cuisine loosely falls into four categories: tom (boiled dishes), yam (spicy salads), tam (pounded foods), and kaeng (curries).

Who owns my Thai restaurant? ›

As a Thai Refugee, a yearning for freedom made Vanh Kalong hungry for financial security and independence. She knew that she wanted to carry the weight of this success or failure on her shoulders, and that whatever outcome would be a result of the choices she would continue to make, not others.

How can you tell if a Thai restaurant is real? ›

If you can't tell, here are some ways to check if your food really is authentic Thai cuisine.
  1. Check if the restaurant only serves Thai food. ...
  2. It's better if the menu is smaller. ...
  3. In Thailand, they don't use chopsticks. ...
  4. In Thailand, there is no such thing as a crab rangoon and spring rolls aren't made with rice paper.
May 28, 2018

What are the 5 pillars of Thai cuisine? ›

If you want authentic Thai food, the secret is a balance of five flavor profiles. These are: salty, sweet, spicy, sour, and creamy. For the dish to taste authentic, all five flavors need to be in a perfect balance. Cooking Thai food isn't easy, and if the flavors don't complement one another, something will taste off.

What is the number 3 in Thai culture? ›

In Thai folklore, there are lucky and unlucky numbers. Odd numbers tend to be regarded as luckier than even numbers, with the number 3 ('sam') always seen as a good pick.

What is the most famous Thai dish? ›

Pad Thai is one of Thailand's most recognized dishes. Fistfuls of small, thin or wide noodles, along with crunchy beansprouts, onion, and egg are stir-fried in a searing hot wok. The dish is also flavored with condiments such as fish sauce, dried shrimp, garlic or shallots, red chilli, and palm sugar.

What is the best Thai food for beginners? ›

The best Thai food recommendation for new Thai food eaters is fat or thick noodles and curry. Choose a salad, some vegetable dishes and rice. If this is your first time eating Thai, get a simple Thai curry sauce, maybe yellow for starters and make sure there is a coconut base, whatever you choose.

Why does Thai food taste different? ›

Thai dishes commonly have herbs and vegetables such as cilantro, lettuce, bean sprout, galangal, basil, and mint. Thanks to those ingredients, Thai food tastes fresh and savory without needing to use any MSG. The result is distinct, memorable, and revitalizing. Compared to processed foods, it's just night and day.

How does Thai food compare to Chinese? ›

Thai food is often healthier than Chinese food. Thai food puts a focus on balance and variety. They are often light and the aromas are just as important as the taste of the food. Thai food uses less heavy sauces and oils than Chinese food uses that are healthier for you, if any oil at all.

Why is restaurant pad thai orange? ›

What's the secret to an authentic Pad Thai? When it's sold in restaurants outside Thailand, the noodles are sometimes bright orange – that's because sauces or spices, like paprika, have been used instead of tamarind.

What cafes do Thai actors own? ›

6 Thai celeb-owned restaurants and cafes to visit in Bangkok
  • Misstar Café by Davika. Outside of the entertainment scene, Mai Davika prides herself in being the boss lady of her very own Misstar Café by Davika. ...
  • Supree by K+ E Café ...
  • Nom Pra Jum Chan. ...
  • Cafe Reverie. ...
  • Gotoku by Shabu King.
Mar 21, 2022

Who opened the first Thai restaurant in the US? ›

It was the family of Jet Tila, a celebrity chef, who owned and ran this market for 47 years. They probably opened the first Thai restaurant back in the 1970s, too. So, the availability of Thai cuisine in the US was growing. But it was growing slowly.

Who owns Blue Elephant restaurant in Thailand? ›

Nooror Somany Steppe is the inspiration and central person behind the success of Blue Elephant. Cooking is her passion and creativity her driving force.

What are the 4 Thai condiments? ›

Have you ever noticed the four glasses set up on dining table at restaurants in Thailand? These glasses form a set of must-have condiments which consist of sugar, fish sauce, chili flakes and vinegar with sliced or crushed chilies. Those condiments are similar to salt and pepper in western culture.

What is the national dish of Thailand? ›

Pad thai ,a national dish of Thailand, is so well-liked around the world that that it has been included in the online Oxford Dictionary since 2022.

What does 555 mean in Thai? ›

It's the Thai equivalent of “LOL”; when you see “555” /hâa hâa hâa/ (ห้า ห้า ห้า) in Thailand it means “funny” and “laughing out loud”. Occasionally, we will add a plus sign to the fives in order to indicate that the laugh is longer than typed and express a higher level of amusement, e.g. “555555” or just “555+”.

What does 143 mean in Thai? ›

Why?: Because the number 5 in Thai is pronounced Haa. 143. Origin/Language: English. Meaning: I Love You. Why?: Because I is one letter, Love is 4 letters and You is 3 letters.

What is Thai spiritual symbol? ›

The national and royal symbol of Thailand is Garuda, the mount of Lord Vishnu. Thailand uses the Garuda (Thai: ครุฑ, khrut) as its national symbol, known as the Phra Khrut Pha, meaning "Garuda, the vehicle (of Vishnu)," also used as the symbol of royalty.

What is a typical lunch in Thailand? ›

A typical Thai lunch is curried chicken or stir -fried vegetables with rice, noodles or soup. Dinner is generally eaten between 7:00pm and 8:00pm. It is the main meal of the day. It is generally an informal meal with meat or fish, rice and is similar to lunch except often more dishes are served.

Which Thai dish is very popular among foreigners? ›

The fried noodle dish pad thai is known the world over and is more often than not the first Thai meal foreigners will sample, both at home and when they visit Thailand, where it is a staple of Bangkok's colorful street food scene.

What is the secret of Thai food? ›

What makes Thai food so special is how simple the cooking methods and appliances used are. This is why it isn't uncommon to hear experts describe this spicy, flavorful Southeast Asian cuisine as “straightforward.” Their frying method, for instance, is extremely simple and doesn't involve too much oil.

Which milk is the most used in Thai cooking? ›

Coconut milk is a staple in many traditional Thai dishes. There is no substitute for the texture and flavor of this substance, and any respectable Thai chef always has a lot of it on hand in his or her kitchen. Curry recipes using coconut milk are especially common.

What is a traditional Thai dessert? ›

Khanom mor kaeng is a traditional Thai dessert similar to flan. It's a soft and custard-y dessert made with coconut milk, eggs, palm sugar, granulated sugar, salt, and some type of starchy ingredient like hulled mung beans, lotus seeds, or taro. After baking, the dessert is commonly topped with crispy fried shallots.

What does pad mean in Thai? ›

The word “pad” means “fried” while “thai” means “Thai”. It is a staple food in Thai Cuisine. The recipe of pad thai has evolved over time. It is believed to be originally a Chinese dish and later on got adapted to the taste of Thais.

Is Thai food spicier than Chinese food? ›

In general, Thai food is hot and spicy while Chinese food is milder than the Thai food. Thai cuisine makes use of more herbs and spices than Chinese cuisine. Thai food is lightly cooked but is very flavorful because of the use of herbs.

Why do Thai people eat out so much? ›

Eating out in Thailand is often a social affair as dining alone is considered to be bad luck. Individuals will usually order one dish each and will share the meals between the group.

Does Thai food use butter? ›

Thai cuisine does not make much use of dairy products and so the dishes tend to include less hidden fats from ingredients like butter and cream. But what about deep fried dishes? The list of starters in Thai restaurants in the west are often dominated by deep fried dishes.

How healthy is Thai cuisine? ›

Traditional Thai cuisine is quite healthy and largely based on vegetables, lean proteins, and fresh herbs and spices. Certain Thai dishes are high in refined carbs and may contain deep-fried foods, added sugar, or high amounts of salt.

What is the most famous food in Thailand and why? ›

Pad Thai

One of the most known foods of Thailand and is also widely accepted by Western palates. A traditional Pad Thai recipe includes rice noodles stir-fried with eggs and tofu, seasoned with tamarind juice, fish sauce, dried shrimp, garlic, onion, pepper, and palm sugar.

Is Thai or Vietnamese food healthier? ›

Vietnamese food usually contains fresh, raw vegetables, whereas Thai food usually contains stir-fried vegetables. Vietnamese cuisine is considered one of the healthiest in the world, while Thai food is considered the spiciest. Peanuts are also commonly used in both cuisines.

Is Pad Thai junk food? ›

Pad Thai is a very unhealthy dish that is not ideal for getting fit given that it predominantly consists of carbs from the noodles and fats from the peanuts which drive up its calorie content. An average serving of Pad Thai can be up to 838 calories with 45 grams of fat, 46 grams of carbs, and 64 grams of protein.

What is the pink thing in Pad Thai? ›

The thread-thin rice noodles are enriched by coconut milk and tinted an iconic pink colour by red bean curd.

Why is Pad Thai so healthy? ›

Pad thai is a nutrient-dense dish offering many nutrients and health benefits, primarily from: Flat rice noodles: They are rich in carbs, which serve as an energy source to fuel our bodies, and selenium, an essential mineral that supports the immune system.

What are the pillars of Thai cooking? ›

For cooking Thai dishes using Thai spices, there are four pillars of taste, most known as the 4S of Thai food, these are: sweet, sour, spicy, and salty. To prepare a delicious Thai dish, you must achieve the Thai flavors with the perfect balance between these four key ingredients and flavors present in Thai cuisine.

What is the main flavor in Thai food? ›

There are 5 main flavours in Thai cuisine: salty, sour, sweet, spicy and creamy. Typically, an authentic Thai dish has one slightly prominent taste with layers of the other three or four flavours to enrich and balance the overall taste.

Which Thai sauce is best? ›

Sweet Chilli Sauce is undoubtedly one of the best known sauces in Thai cuisine around the world. In Thailand, this sauce is known as 'Nam Chim Kai' and is typically used as a condiment rather than as an ingredient within recipes.

What is the most important thing to remember about Thai food? ›


Thai cuisine is all about balancing the five distinct flavors consistently found among the various dishes—sour, sweet, salty, bitter and spicy! Typically, a truly authentic dish has at least two of these flavors working together to pack a powerful punch.

What is the most important tool in Thai cooking? ›

The Wok. Like most Asian cuisines, the wok is central to Thai cooking. Woks are used for everything from stir-fries to curries, and even noodle dishes; they're also used for deep-frying and steaming. This Asian version of the frying pan has steep sides and either a rounded or flat bottom.

What are the basic Thai spices? ›

Lemongrass, galangal, lime (rind and leaves), coriander leaves, sweet Thai basil leaves and garlic are used in one way or another is all Thai dishes. Other spices, including cardamom, nutmeg, cumin and coriander seeds are added to some pastes.

What is the famous soup in Thai cuisine? ›

Tom Yum soup is the most popular Thai soup. In Thai, “tom” translates into “boiled” and “yum” refers to the traditional sour, salty and spicy flavor found in lots of Thai dishes.

What is the most common Thai dish? ›

Pad Thai

One of the most known foods of Thailand and is also widely accepted by Western palates. A traditional Pad Thai recipe includes rice noodles stir-fried with eggs and tofu, seasoned with tamarind juice, fish sauce, dried shrimp, garlic, onion, pepper, and palm sugar.


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