Friday, October 22, 2010

San Phan

Last date I was here: 10/22/2010

Restaurant: San Phan (http://www.saffronsandiego.com/about.html)

Location: Capitol Hill

Total Rating: 3.4

Food: 3, Price: 4, Service: 3, Ambience: 4, Accessibility: 5

Summary: The prime location of the Thai restaurant San Phan draws many of the after work crowd in for the familiar dishes and happy hour specials. Closest Metro is Eastern Market.

We stopped at this low key restaurant for dinner one night after it was highly recommended by locals and although the flavors were tasty, light and fresh, I prefer the other neighborhood spot, Old Siam. My soup was average and Keith thought his could have been a little hotter and was lacking the scallops and squid as promised. I found the shrimp to be cooked on the light side, bordering on raw, not really to my linking. Overall, the place is ok, service friendly, prices average, but nothing too special.

What I ate:

Thom Ka Gai Soup
Chicken in Thai style creamy coconut milk soup with galangal, mushroom, cilantro and Thai herbs

Chicken Pad Thai
Thin rice noodle stir fried with eggs, bean sprouts, scallions and crushed peanuts

Plus Keith ate:

Tom Yum Talay

Combination of shrimp, scallops, squids and mushrooms in spicy and sour lemongrass broth,

tomatoes, cilantro and Thai herbs.


Kra Thiam Pik Thai

shrimp sautéed in garlic pepper sauce served with steamed broccoli and white rice


Sanphan Thai Cuisine on Urbanspoon

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