Celebrating a grand reopening with a renovated dining room, Banh Thai splits its menu into two sections?lunch specials and an all-day menu. After a glimpse through the many offerings, it starts getting easy to imagine yourself contentedly eating Thai all day. The flavor-packed options begin with the appetizers, which comprise a lengthy selection of egg rolls, soft-shell crab, fried tofu, and stuffed chicken wings. Throughout the menu, there are plenty of vegetarian options alongside beef, chicken, pork, and seafood dishes. The chefs also get creative with their red, green, and yellow curries, offering dishes like deep-fried catfish in a red curry and prawns sauteed in a yellow curry with onions and potatoes. If there's still room left for dessert, dinner can end on a sweet note with fried bananas accompanied by coconut or vanilla ice cream.
Chef Andy Ye and his staff of cooks at Banh Thai Restaurant believe their classic dishes deserve an exquisite flavor balance as well as artistic presentation. “Thai chefs focus on creating a blend of the spicy and subtle, the sweet and sour, so that all are equally satisfying to the nose and palate,” says one post on the restaurant’s Facebook page. Luckily, the seemingly endless list of traditional Thai ingredients these chefs have access to allows for ample opportunities to make that happen. Among their creations is a sauce flavored with curry spices that bestows rack of lamb with a bright yellow hue. Seafood isn’t excluded from their artful touch either, as green curry paste, basil, and string beans add pops of green to be soaked up by delicate sea bass. That blend of visual and tasty also extends to more than 30 vegetarian entrees and noodle dishes on the menu that come decorated with savory and sweet touches of eggplant, mango, and cashew.
Banana Leaf blends the flavors of Malaysia and Thailand, with notes of Indian and Chinese cooking added for good measure. The result: surprising, spicy, sometimes-tropical dishes that feature fresh fruits. From the open kitchen diners watch chefs prepare prawns with peppers, shredded mango, and mango sauce, or grilled seabass in banana leaf.
The chefs at Asian Express cast a wide net over the Pacific, ensnaring a collection of Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai recipes. They pan-fry tender meats and fresh veggies to create colorful dishes, such as pad thai and fried rice, that satisfy grumbling tummies with dine-in, takeout, catered, and slingshotted portions.
The Bangkok Taste is a Thai food restaurant in San Jose, near Los Gatos, that serves traditional Thai dishes. We have been in business for 18 years at the same location.
The atmosphere at the restaurant is casual and charming. Groups of four or more are usually served family style. Beer and wine is served, as well.
Hailing from the Chiang Rai region of Thailand, the Singard family has brought the rich culinary traditions of Thailand across continents to share the colorful and aromatic dishes at Lanna Thai. In the kitchen, the chefs put their extensive experience in Thai cooking to work, crafting a menu that includes crispy spring rolls lined with chicken and basil and more unusual offerings such as pumpkin-salmon curry and lamb massaman curry.