Five Best Thai Restaurants in San Francisco
|Chabaa's gaeng som, or sour orange curry.|
Here are SFoodie's five favorite Thai restaurants in town:
|Marnee's famous corn cakes.|
Two locations: Irving and 23rd Ave., and Ninth Ave. and Lincoln.
The original, Irving Street location of Marnee Thai dates back to San Francisco's initial fascination with the cuisine, and American tastes have reshaped many of its dishes. But the basa with chili garlic sauce, the prawn and scallop yellow curry, and the hor mok (a steamed seafood custard, served on weekends) remain charismatically aromatic. The real draw of the cramped original location, whose walls are covered over in woven panels, is co-owner May Siriyarn, whose husband Chai is the chef. May is a sharp, boistress hostess who will boss you into ordering better than you'd planned. Get to know her well enough, and you may get a psychic reading with your sticky rice and mango.