Review: Krungthai Restaurant
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One of my most favorite restaurants is Krungthai in San Jose. This
always busy restaurant gets high marks for the consistent quality
of its food. Before the owners opened a second restaurant recently
a couple of miles away, I was always impressed with how the staff
managed to maintain truly gracious service and excellent food even
when the wait for tables ranged upwards to an hour even at 8pm and
9pm at night. With the second restaurant open, you can now comfortably
get a table at either restaurant within a reasonably short period
Thailand's cuisine has been influenced by various cultures.
These influences have been amalgamated to form a distinctive style.
Clean citrus tastes from kaffir limes and lemon grass, sweet flavors
from coconut milk and palm sugar, sour contrasts from tamarind,
spiciness from ginger, galangal and krachai, pungent aromas of garlic
and the heated flavors of various chiles form the foundation of
Chef Prapa Siripakdi has been the head chef for nearly 11
years at this delightful restaurant. Fresh flowers, Thai ceramic
vases and artwork embellish this tastefully decorated restaurant.
Every dish is a masterpiece involving a commingling of exotic
flavors. They showcase five types of curry (green, yellow, red,
panang, mussaman). The pineapple fried rice with prawns, chicken,
cashew nuts, green peas, raisins, carrots and corn kernels served
in a pineapple shell is a sight to behold. A variety of culinary
applications for squid and prawns are all tempting. The sweet sticky
rice with mango when in season provides for a nice closure of your
The staff's friendly and responsive service combined with
the savory cuisine will make your dining experience memorable. A
second restaurant has recently opened just a couple of miles away.
Chef Prapa Siripakdi graciously shares with AsianConnectons her
recipe for one of her signature dishes - Pad-Thai.
642 S. Winchester Blvd., San Jose, California 95128
580 N. Winchester
Blvd., San Jose, California 95128