Menu — SF Dinner
SNACKING & DRINKING DISHES (Khong Gin Len)
BEER NUTS (Tua Din) A fun & addictive bar snack to keep you drinking. Red peanuts roasted with makrut lime leaves, chilies , garlic and salt
BLISTERED GREEN BEANS My mother’s original recipe: tender beans tossed with Prik Khing curry paste with smoked bacon (can be made without bacon)
FRIED CHICKEN (Gai Tod) Thai-style: boneless chicken thighs marinated then fried in a rice flour batter & tossed in Nam Prik Pao charred chili jam
AROMATIC & SPICY SALADS (Larb, Yum, Som Tum)
THAI PAPAYA SALAD (Som Tum Thai) A quintessential dish of Thai food: green papaya pounded with dried shrimp, palm sugar, fish sauce, chilies & lime, topped with crushed peanuts. A balanced & refreshing salad of sweet, tart & savory – all mildly spiced. Add the BBQ chicken & sticky rice to the order to call it a Hawker Fare “Happy Meal.”
LAO PAPAYA SALAD (Tum Mak Huong) Called Tum Som in Laos, where papaya salads were born. This papaya salad packs a punch. It’s pounded with salted black river crab (a Lao delicacy), fish sauce, Pladek fermented fish, dried Thai chilies, tomatoes, tamarind & lime. This papaya salad is still balanced & refreshing, but it’s definitely funkier & spicier than the Thai-style.
MINCED PORK SALAD (Larb Moo) Tossed with shallots, mint, cilantro, green onions, rice powder & dried Thai chilies & seasoned with fish sauce & lime. Served with lettuce cups & cucumbers.
BEAN THREAD NOODLE SALAD (Yum Woon Sen) Bean threads with minced pork, shrimp and wood ear mushrooms, tossed with Nam Prik Pao charred chili jam, lime juice, mint and green onions, topped with fried shallots.
CRISPY RICE BALL SALAD (Nam Khao Tod) A Lao classic: Jasmine rice seasoned with coconut meat & red curry paste, the rice is then formed into balls, fried, broken apart & tossed with fermented pork, peanuts, cilantro, dried Thai chilies, fish sauce & lime juice. Served with a bouquet of herbs & lettuce. This crunchy salad can be made without pork.
SPECIALTY DISHES (Jaan Piset)
MUSSELS STEAMED IN COCONUT MILK (Dtom Kha Hoi Malang Pu) Taylor Shellfish Farms mussels in a flavorful coconut broth made with fresh galangal, makrut lime leaves, lemongrass & fish sauce, spiked with Nam Prik Pao charred chili jam & garlic chives.
HOMEMADE PENANG TOFU CURRY (Gaeng Penang Tofu) A rich, homemade red coconut milk curry spiced with nutmeg & mace, with makrut lime leaves. Sweetened with palm sugar & then simmered with pumpkin, cabbage, fried tofu & basil.
RED CURRY RICE VERMICELLI NOODLES WITH CHICKEN (Khao Poon Nahm Kati Gai) Laotian noodle dish of rice vermicelli noodles in a spicy coconut milk curry broth with bamboo shoots. Spiced with our homemade red curry paste & enriched with chicken broth, finished with bean sprouts, shaved cabbage & herbs.
TAMARIND CURRY NOODLES WITH PEANUTS (Mee Kati) Flat rice noodles in a rich egg drop curry broth seasoned with peanuts, fermented bean paste & tamarind, garnished with bean sprouts, green onions, cilantro & fried shallots. (add shrimp or tofu)
“CHICKEN & RICE” (Khao Mun Gai) Hainese-style chicken & rice made the Hawker Fare way. Poached chicken thigh served with a ginger & fermented bean sauce, with cucumbers & cilantro over chicken fat rice. A hugely popular one dish meal found at most street vendors & shophouses, every vendor & household has their own original recipe, ours is no different in spirit & celebrates a classic.
BRAISED PORK BELLY (Dtom Kiem) Tender pork belly, tofu and a hard-boiled egg. We braise the belly in a rich broth that’s made by first making a caramel, then adding garlic, ginger, “seasoning sauce,” fish sauce and star anise. Topped with house-fermented mustard greens, Chinese celery & cilantro. We recommend pouring the side of sriracha over every single bite.
BRUSSELS SPROUTS IN BEAN SAUCE (Phat Pak Talat Fai Dang) Wok-tossed with fermented yellow bean paste, garlic & Thai chilies. A common, simple preparation of vegetables found at street vendors & in shophouses throughout Thailand & Laos.
GRILLED DISHES (Ahaan Ping, Ahaan Yang)
ISAAN BBQ CHICKEN (Gai Yang) An Isaan staple, BBQ chicken is found every in Isaan: cooking along roadsides, in shophouses & even on bikes! Our half-chicken is brined for 24 hours (the meat can look a little pink) & then rubbed with spices, lemongrass & turmeric. This dish is served with two sauces: Nam Jim Waan, a sweet chili-garlic sauce, & Jaew Makham, a tart tamarind dip. Quantities are limited.
ISAAN HERBED PORK SAUSAGE (Sai Oua) Made in-house, this aromatic spicy pork sausage is made with braised pig skin, garlic, shallots, fresh yellow turmeric, makrut lime leaves, & sun-dried Thai chilies. The sausage is grilled & served with pork rinds, cucumber slices & Nam Prik Noom, a roasted green chili relish.
BBQ PORK CHOP (Moo Yang) Berkshire pork shoulder chops marinated in whisky, white pepper, coriander root & garlic & brushed with honey while on the grill. Served with Nam Jaew chili dip.
SATAY BEEF SHORTRIBS (Satay Neur) Satay are typically on skewers, but this original recipe by my mother allows the bones to be the natural skewers. Natural Angus beef ribs are marinated in coconut milk & turmeric, lemongrass & garlic, then grilled & served with a tangy cucumber relish & homemade mildly spiced peanut sauce.
Rice & Sides
KHAO NIAO sticky rice to eat with your hands
KHAO MUN chicken fat rice
KHAO JEE grilled sticky rice
AJAT cucumber relish
FERMENTED MUSTARD GREEN
DESSERTS (Khong Waan)
TAPIOCA PEARL PUDDING coconut milk and melon with palm sugar syrup, crushed ice
COCONUT ICE CREAM with “kanom dok jok” lotus blossom sesame cookie & caramel-roasted bananas
DURIAN STICKY RICE over pandan-scented sticky rice sweetened with palm sugar
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