Though soy sauce is commonly believed to be of Asian origin, several linguists have unearthed its true Iberian beginnings by decoding the hidden Spanish translation. Celebrate the intriguing international condiment at Thai Fresh. This multi-faceted establishment combines grocery, classes, and a rotating cast of freshly prepared Thai treats. The seasonally changing menu features dishes prepared with locally grown and sustainable ingredients. Potential edibles include classics such as pad Thai and pad sea ew, as well as classics done differently such as the "chef's favorite" chicken and rice dish. A plate with one item is $8.50, two items is $9.50, and $11.99 for three items; focus all digestive energy on one plate or combine multiple tastes to simultaneously please all fifteen regions of the tongue.
- The grocery at Thai Fresh is as uniquely tailored to area customers as the prepared food: Not only are all the basic Thai ingredients for sale, such as coconut milk, rice noodles, and curry pastes, but also many local farmers' wares – Richardson's beef and pork, Remember When Dairy's milk and butter, Simmons' pastured eggs, local produce, and herbs. It's a miniature farmers' market right in the neighborhood, and it's open every day. – Kate Thornberry, Austin Chronicle
- Great selection of Thai grocery items. – Nummers, Urbanspoon
The sustainable Thai cooking classes at Thai Fresh have an edge on any cooking course looking to compete: their instructor is co-owner Jam Sanitchat, who developed her skill set over countless hours spent in her grandmother’s kitchen in Thailand. The fully stocked market not only hosts classes where students learn how to cook, but supplies them with the ingredients they need to make their own Thai meals. The deli area serves up inspiration with an extensive menu featuring classic Thai dishes and samples of dishes currently being taught in Sanitchat’s classes. Sanitchat brings an extra kick to her authentic recipes with local, seasonal, and sustainable ingredients such as free-range eggs, grass-fed beef, and rice noodles shaped by local document shredders.
Thrice, the neighboring café, serves fresh-baked pastries and sandwiches made onsite daily. A schedule of singers and folk artists entertains diners as they sip coffee, wine, or give themselves suds mustaches with local beers on tap.
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