Yellow, green, and red curries bubble slightly in pans, ready to be poured over pieces of pork and shrimp. Nearby, chefs flip teriyaki-glazed salmon filets and barbecue chicken on the grill inside Thai California Kitchen. They also pan-fry noodles and sauté proteins in a variety of dressings including peanut sauce or Thai chili paste.
Thai food is celebrated for its complex, layered flavors, and Bangkok Blue Thai Cuisine's food is no exception. Its chefs stir-fry chicken with garlic and chilies for an intense yet pleasant burn, and add a touch of sweetness to deep-fried squid with their housemade sweet chili sauce. Many of their dishes use flavorful broths or curries, such as their intensely flavored hot-and-sour soup or massaman curry, a Southern Thai specialty.
The desserts also employ many flavors. Chefs toss sticky rice with sweet coconut milk and tangy slices of mango, and buy bananas shots of rum to create drunken banana flambes.
From panang curry to crispy pork in garlic and oyster sauce, chefs use USDA-certified meats and quality ingredients to create fresh Thai dishes with no MSG or preservatives. The kitchen combines three distinctive cooking styles—authentic, signature, and Bangkok style—to highlight Thailand’s diverse recipes. Expansive leather booths and spacious tables give customers space to stretch out and do short sprinting drills as they dig into the chefs’ creations.
When the former owners of Fa-Sai Thai Cuisine decided to retire, some long-standing guests of the eatery took the reins. They kept the same Thai dishes on the menu, cooked as authentically as possible by Thai-born chefs. Meats and veggies are tossed with creamy curries and pair with fried rice or pan-fried noodles. The entrees are built with a protein base and smattering of vegetables flavored with a variety of mild and spicy sauces, including teriyaki, oyster, sweet and sour, and mongolian. Even the desserts honor the chefs? heritage, with bowls of sweet sticky rice and mango. Fa-Sai Thai Cuisine is located 10 minutes from Disneyland? Theme Parks, making it an ideal stop on the way home for families exhausted from avoiding Mickey-shaped corn dogs all day.
Black-and-white photographs provide a stark contrast to Tasty Thai's bright fuchsia walls. The chefs strive to strike this same balance between bold flavors and delicate accents in their traditional Thai dishes. Accents of pineapple, lemongrass, and coconut milk appear in pan-fried noodles and fried rice. For many dishes, guests can choose from a host of proteins, such as chicken, shrimp, and tofu, then select a spice level, which, like lists of your favorite fingers, is on a scale of 1 to 10.
Crispy tofu marinated in a spicy, sweet, and tangy sauce. Red curry with pineapple, basil, bell peppers, and tomatoes. Crab-fried rice. Deep-fried jalape?os stuffed with spicy tuna and cream cheese. At White Elephant Thai Fusion, traditional Thai cuisine shares menu space with more creative takes on the classics. After a flavor-packed meal, guests can cool down their taste buds with coconut ice cream, sweet sticky rice with mango, or fried bananas with ice cream.