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Bites Nearby: Thai Spice Restaurant

Let your taste buds explore at this local Thai joint.

Long day at work? Don't feel like taking out the pots and pans for the traditional tuna casserole?

You could stand on a corner and look around until a restaurant sign draws you in. But we've got a better idea. Each week, Pinole Patch picks a great restaurant either in town or nearby that is worth checking out. Here's this week's choice:

At 2701 Pinole Valley Rd., is guaranteed to take your taste buds on an exploration of traditional and fresh Thai dishes that are anything but bland.

Enjoy a warm and cozy environment, tasteful decor and the many friendly faces of Thai Spice as you indulge in the popular appetizer delights of Chicken Satay ($7.50) and Fresh Spring Rolls ($7.50).

Recommendations? Well, while every dish is deliciously unique, personal favorites include the creamy chicken coconut soup (Tom Kha Gai -$9, with prawns $11) which soothes the hungry soul, a noodle dish mixed with the right combination of fried egg, ground peanuts, bean sprouts, green onion and crisp tofu (Pad Thai Noodles - $8) and, to complete the evening, juicy eggplant and thinly-sliced pork sauteed and drizzled in the chef's specialty sauce (Pad Ma-Kur - $7 lunch, $8.50 dinner).

Save room for the Fried Banana with Ice Cream ($5.50) — the perfect ending dish of palate perfection.

Intrigued? With this menu, any spice is the right spice.

Try Thai Spice tonight. Catering and take-out available. Hours for lunch: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m-3 p.m. Hours for dinner: Monday-Sunday, 5 p.m.-10 p.m.

For additional information, visit: http://www.thaispicepinole.net/index.php

Cindy G. February 25, 2011 at 03:46 PM
My family enjoys eating at Thai Spice. The food is always fresh, the establishment is clean, the wait staff are consistently pleasant, the location is convenient, and the prices are fair. Also, the restaurant serves until 10PM for us late dinner eaters. Personally, I like the sauteed prawn and eggplant dish- one of the house specialties. My only wish is that they'd use white meat chicken (not dark meat) in their Chicken Satay appetizer.
Gina Giacalone February 25, 2011 at 09:55 PM
Thanks for the comment, Cindy G. :)

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